Thursday, July 23, 2015

Streaming: We Lost The Sea - Departure Songs

Band: We Lost The Sea
Album: Departure Songs
Label: Self Released
Year: 2015

01. A Gallant Gentleman
02. Bogatyri
03. The Last Dive Of David Shaw
04. Challenger Part 1 - Flight
05. Challenger Part 2 - A Swan Song

"Departure Songs is inspired by failed, yet epic and honourable journeys or events throughout history where people have done extraordinary things for the greater good of those around them, and the progress of the human race itself. This is a celebration and a tribute. Each song has it’s own story and is a soundtrack to that story.

This is our 3rd album and our first instrumental album. We’re exploring new ground and exploring ourselves in the past 2 and a bit years since Chris went on his own journey. It’s slightly bleak with shimmers of hope and layers of emotion. It’s a tribute and a catharsis of emotion and honesty.

Thank you for your support. " - We Lost The Sea

With 5 tracks, but with a running total of over 1 hour, We Lost The Sea are back after their masterpiece "The Quietest Place On Earth". At first I wasn't sure what to expect with the band lacking vocals for the first time and on how could they top their previous release. Those doubts were gone after a couple of tracks into the album saying "This has to be the best track of the THIS have to be the best track....mmm maybe THIS one?". We Lost The Sea present a mature and solid melody and tension building in each track and by adding choir and spoken words in two of them, they somehow make you wonder, why was ever a doubt about the lack of vocals. They sure did a huge turn from what we've used to and they're now flirting more with post-rock at some points , but after hearing this, who can blame them?

Favorite track: Probably the whole album

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