Bristol, England

Ocean Abyss


Behind the Music

I’ve taken an ambient approach to the music for this project. I used larger synth sounds to create more space and a relaxing tone. I'm a firm believer in less is more, and with these tracks, only a few key elements make up the music. However, I feel it’s strong enough to set the mood. As for emotions, I want the listener to feel as if they were on a journey on the water, traveling across the vast ocean. So, to achieve this, I used a lot of the water and boat sounds to really transport the listener to the ocean. I also made the music sound distant in some of the songs, as to recreate the feeling of just floating along in the water.

I would say my favorite chapter in the book would have to be, “Raiders of the Lost Ark.” I found this chapter not only exciting, but interesting. The story in the chapter was captivating. One of the main reasons I enjoyed it so much was because it described a different type of piracy. It wasn’t something I had come across before. So, I was intrigued to read it and to find out more about the subject.

About G93

G93 is a producer from Bristol in the United Kingdom. Since his first couple of releases, the producer has had many successes, including his tracks “City Rain” and “Lullaby,” being featured on a vast majority of Spotify’s editorial lo-fi playlists. To have also been able to have worked with artists Drex Carter and Marcellus Juvann on the track “All Falls Down.” The producer brings a signature lo-fi sound to his work, and focuses on the simplicity of the music. He shows no signs of slowing down, and is looking forward to releasing more collaborative and solo work in the years to come.

Winner of the 2021 Scripps Howard Award for Excellence in Innovation in Journalism

The Journalism behind the Music

All music in this project is based on The Outlaw Ocean, a New York Times Best-Selling book by Ian Urbina that chronicles lawlessness at sea around the world. This reporting touches on a diversity of abuses ranging from illegal and overfishing, arms trafficking at sea, human slavery, gun running, intentional dumping, murder of stowaways, thievery of ships and other topics.

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