Maritime: Themes & Textures

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Limited Edition CD in vinyl style card cover.

Clay Pipe welcomes Cate Brooks back to the label this time under her ‘Café Kaput’ moniker with a record of mesmerisingly beautiful seascapes.


This is essentially an album about language.

Sailing as an activity has a language of its’ own. A dialect, a feeling. There is the language of nomenclature; the technical and descriptive terms used on board, along with the visual signs and codes of the discipline. Exploring somewhat deeper, there is also thTe undeniable mystique that has surrounded the language of the shipping forecast since it captured the imagination of the public upon its’ inception.

Amongst the deepest leagues, there is a third language; something very ephemeral and non-verbal. The way the concept of sailing makes us feel; what it means to us personally. Looking out to the middle distance, watching a lone boat on a calm sea- what goes through your mind?

This album explores those emotions and offers a few possible answers.

Cate Brooks, 2022.