Boomkat Product Review:
In case you hadn't already guessed, The Sea is an alter ego of Boomkat faves The Boats, who on this album showcase an alternate side to their homely, intimate brand of electronic pop. Switching moniker to The Sea has clearly marked some kind of shift in direction: these ten compositions are more inclined toward ambience, eschewing beats for the most part and instead placing emphasis on swirling instrumental textures, subtly manipulated by electronics into the kind of tuneful soundscapes you'd associate with Mùm, or perhaps even Sigur Ros. Despite occupying a fairly low volume, this music has a quiet vastness to it. Certainly, on songs like 'I Enclose A Gift' you'll find yourself listening to a band who can summon up an air of elegance and grandeur without having to ram a crescendo down your throat every five minutes. Instead, waves of violin, ethereal vocals and organic percussion sparkle away, steadily drawing you in. Another exceedingly beautiful take on that ever evolving Remote Viewer/The Boats-style sound. Highly recommended.