This thematically inspired post-rock LP came with high praise and I was prepared to be relatively disappointed, but not only was I floored by this modern masterstroke, but after many listens over the last few weeks, coupled with research into the songs deeply haunting subject matter, it's my LP of the year so far! Tremendous work...'Challenger' is one of the greatest post-rock songs ever written!
We Lost The Sea’s Departure Songs is inspired by failed, yet epic and honourable journeys or events throughout history - times where people have done extraordinary things for the greater good of those around them, and for the progress of the human race itself. 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 two and a bit years since Chris went on his own journey. It’s slightly bleak with shimmers of hope and layers of many things. It’s a tribute and a catharsis of emotion and it’s also really honest.”
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For fans of: Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Mogwai, Sigur Ros, Cult of Luna, and Pink Floyd.
released July 23, 2015
We Lost The Sea are:
Mark Owen – Guitars
Matt Harvey – Guitars
Brendon Warner – Guitars
Kieran Elliott – Bass
Mathew Kelly – Piano, Keyboards
Nathaniel D’Ugo - Drums
We would like to thank Tim Carr, Andrew ‘Chad’ Edgson, Mike Solo and Bird’s Robe Records, Dave Cutbush and Life Is Noise, Metropolis Touring, Art As Catharsis, bands we’ve played with from here and abroad, and people who’ve lent us gear. Also our wives, partners, kids, friends, family, fans and anyone who’s helped us along the way.
Produced by Tim Carr and We Lost The Sea.
Recorded by Tim Carr at 301 Studios, Sydney, April 2015.
Mixed by Tim Carr.
Mastered by Andrew ’Chad’ Edgson at 301 studios, Sydney.
All songs written by We Lost The Sea
Choir on ‘A Gallant Gentleman’ from Mercy College girls high school, Chatswood
Cello on ‘The Last Dive of David Shaw’ and ‘Challenger’ by Tim M
Trumpet on ‘Challenger’ by Ellen Kirkwood
Artwork concept, illustration, design and layout by Matt Harvey.
The song themes are inspired by true stories throughout history and reference themes and information collected and researched from online sources. Individual sources listed in insert.
This record release was self-funded by We Lost The Sea.
This album is dedicated to the memory and music of Chris Torpy. Rest in peace, brother.