Gardiner's Bay Phantoms (HT009)

by Cario Canio

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I 04:43
II 03:17
III 11:57


On March 18, 1754, the New York Gazette published a letter written by a group of men from Plum Island, on Long Island's far eastern end, who had been fishing for menhaden in nearby Gardiner's Bay when they saw three ghostly ships. The ships were apparently so close the men could see the sailors walking about on deck. The trio of ships fought a gun battle among themselves for about 15 minutes before silently fading away. More than a century later, in 1882, the New York Sun ran a letter from a menhaden fisherman who also had a spectral tale to tell about Gardiner's Bay. Supposedly, the letter writer had been sleeping on deck when he was awoken by a distraught-looking first mate, who claimed that a giant schooner had appeared out of the darkness heading straight for their boat. Just as it looked like it was about to hit the boat, it dissolved. One theory offered for the sight, and published in Scientific American, argued that the oily menhaden had somehow produced a glow that mirrored the schooner itself.

The tracks on this album give melancholic imagery through sounds. rough seas, crashing waves, howling winds, and melodic symphonies slowly playing in the background as if you’re hearing it from under a waterfall. Best to be listened loud and with audiophile quality.

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released June 21, 2018

Cario Canio is Greg Nunn


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