OBLONG

THE SEA AT NIGHT (MEMETUNE RECORDS)

OBLONG - THE SEA AT NIGHT 132181
Format:
1 LP
Release:
05.04.2019
Label:
MEMETUNE RECORDS
Kat.-Nr.:
132181
Barcode:
5060079264753
Oblong formed out of the occasional meetings/musings/musics of three friends, Ben 'Benge' Edwards (Wrangler/John Foxx & The Maths/John Grant co-producer), Dave Nice and Simon 'Sid' Stronarch.

Originally they were in a band together, along with others, in the early 1990s, but as time drifted by the three went their own ways, only occasionally meeting up socially.

This eventually resulted in their debut album Indica-tor, released on Benge's Expanding Records label in 2006.

Since then the three men allowed life to drift on once again, with Benge setting Memetune Studios in 2014.

Before long the musical draw took hold again and they began meeting up in Cornwall and working on new material.

The process was to slowly build up tracks and piece together an album of electro-acoustic music, following their instincts in a similarly uninhibited way, allowing their three very different sets of musical styles and influences to flow.

The result is The Sea At Night, an album as infused with nostalgia for past musical styles as it is with the dramatic moorland atmosphere surrounding the studio and nearby coastal landscapes.

Think Air/Krautrock/70s TV themes/60s Marrakesh, all lovingly woven together to create something new and, well, gorgeous!
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. PLANETESIMAL
  • 1.2. FROST POCKET
  • 1.3. THE SEA AT NIGHT
  • 1.4. COOL CALM AND CON-NECTED
  • 1.5. ROBOT DAN
  • 1.6. SIPHONOPHORE
  • 1.7. PHOSPHORESCENCE
  • 1.8. FAST RADIO BURST
  • 1.9. ECHOLOCATION
  • 1.10. ROMFORD SUZUKI
  • 1.11. WEIRD SUGAR
  • 1.12. NUMBER NINE