Sound Postcard : 015 : California Beach

I brought you some ocean from the West Coast. I crouched down as close to the water as possible without getting wet, so that I could capture the waves roll across the beach in stereo [from right to left]. If you listen closely, when the waves crash on the sand and rush towards me in a current of water receding to foam, you can hear the water slowly drain into the sand, and then the popping of the tiny air bubbles, as the earth exhales. I could listen to this all day…

There’s some kind of phasing going on with the sound here. Almost a flanger, or a chorus effect on the waves. I first noticed it in the recording of the lightning and thunder. I wonder if it’s my recorder – I’ve recently got another one –  Zoom H2. Does anybody know?