Sunken Seas - Null Hour
With a sprawling, dissonant undertone throughout their debut full length release, Wellington three piece Sunken Seas chart their atmospheric sound with incredible depth with Null Hour, released through MUZAI Records from June 28th 2012.
Having already generated great interest upon the release of singles "High Rise" and "Paid Your Price", both gaining heavy rotation on alternative radio across New Zealand (and topping both the 95bFM Top Ten and TheAudience.co.nz chart), Null Hour continues the ideas set in place by Ryan Harte, Luke Kavanagh and Craig Rattray - a venture into audible space and resonance.
A vast shift away from their previous moments as Tiddabades, Sunken Seas have cut their teeth in the local music scene, going back to basics and climbing the musical ladder from the ground up. It shows; their meticulous live performance has become every bit as strong as their musical output, leading to support the likes of Wooden Shjips (USA) and John Cooper Clarke (UK).
A long term effort, Null Hour was painstakingly recording "piece-by-piece" throughout 2011, omitting tracks along the way (at one point scrapping everything bar "High Rise") and re-working jams in the confines of Munki Studios, under the guidance of James Goldsmith and Darren Maynard. With mastering duties undertaken by Mike Gibson, their indelible marks on Null Hour have helped to craft a masterful sonic exploration through the realms of space-rock.
‘Musical landscapes all enveloping in the depth and tone' - Rip It Up, April 2012
''Musically Cathartic, affecting the feeling of being sucked through a quickly spiralling black hole'' - Vanguard Red Magazine, February 2012
1) What Birds See
2) High Rise
3) Paid Your Price
4) Photographs of the Dead
5) A Breed
6) Another Room
8) You Might Have Been
9) The Hum
Sunken Seas are set to tour New Zealand this July/August in conjunction with the release of Null Hour in Wellington, Auckland, Lyttleton, Port Chalmers, Whanganui and Palmerston North.
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