Deep As The Dark Blue Sea

Ultimae records


Deep As The Dark Blue Sea


18.00 €

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Product Description

Although they might come from opposite ends of the ambient spectrum, both Endless Melancholy and Desolate Horizons both possess a common and unshakable vision for their music. Though differing in form, both artists have come together for the first time, creating a split album that is quite literally as Deep As the Dark Blue Sea.

Endless Melancholy is a constant innovator who holds his influences firmly in ambient and modern classical music, while Desolate Horizons has its roots founded in the world of drone and shoegaze, and yet together they have managed to cultivate an album that holds dear the sea, the love, and the dream. Led by an epigraph that has been plucked delicately from Alessandro Baricco’s novel ‘Ocean Sea’, Deep As The Dark Blue Sea contains five tracks from each artist, forming two distinct musical journeys that lead to a single, expansive destination.

Opening with Endless Melancholy’s contribution, Deep As The Dark Blue Sea arrives with waves lapping over darkened shores, accompanied only by a growing band of classical sounds and melodic flourishes. It’s a slowly building approach to the album and its themes, one that grows stronger and more pronounced with each of Endless Melancholy’s songs, encapsulating the wonder and dark power of the sea perfectly in ‘A Giant Wave’, while also dedicating time and sound to the more delicate, beautiful, and expansive elements of the sea in ‘Reflections’.

Desolate Horizon’s contribution is far more elemental based, working with drawn out sounds and ambient textures to showcase the unfolding drama and steady heart of the sea. His works all grows subtly from a haze of static, drawing themselves into existence through hints of a harmony or a microsecond of melody. They’re flowing, heavily organic pieces that conjure visceral dreams of a sun-soaked ocean lapping against your skin, drawing romantic notions to spark in ‘Your Echoes Drift Through Me Likes Waves Caressing the Shores’, and wondrous possibilities to blossom in ‘Like whispers Lost at Sea, We Soar’.

In the end, there’s little more to do than marvel at the quality of Deep As The Dark Blue Sea, with two brilliant talents combining to forge a singular vision. Each half of the release comes with a wondrous sense of individuality with both artists applying their sounds brilliantly, but the overall cohesion between the two makes it an almost seamless triumph.