|ARTIST: ||THE BALTIC SEA |
|TITLE: ||THROUGH SCENIC HEIGHTS AND DAYS REGRETS|
|RELEASE DATE: ||13-MAY-2008 (direct)|
|PRESSING INFO: ||1000 - CD deluxe 3-panel digiak|
|03.||The Everyday Separation ||[08:32]|
|05.||No Heart March ||[04:35]|
|07.||Cry Aloud (Then Explain) ||[06:26]|
|08.|| Dot.Violence ||[07:01]|
| ||TOTAL LENGTH: ||[45:10]|
Recorded & Mixed by Jon Wyman @ The Halo (Portland ME) in 2006
Mastered by Nick Zampiello @ New Alliance East (Cambridge MA) in 2008
Cover photo by Andy Mueller @ Ohiogirl
Art & Design by Caleb @ ericrock
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From the vast cosmos of the maine wilderness emerges a stray beat of percussion. an echoic guitar line swallows a faint but tragic vocal... here in wide open space, music doesn't exist; it is an anatopism - yet this chorus has escaped the event horizon that has overpowered so many before it. this is the voice of portland's The Baltic Sea.
Comprised of seasoned musicians (most of the band members have been/are currently in successful regional bands, most notably Kimchee Records' slowcore sweethearts Seekonk), The Baltic Sea has carefully cultivated their own brand of thematic experimental rock; combining the most successful elements of classic progressive rock, 90s alternative & space rock, and modern post rock. The result is a cohesive and universally appealing blend of atmospheric orchestration most comparable to
Mogwai, Hum, and latter-day Sunny Day Real Estate. Over the course of 8 meticulously woven tracks, Through Scenic Heights and Days Regrets showcases a mature, comfortable, and well-composed band. Despite this being their debut release, the members have been playing together in one form or another for seven years. Through Scenic Heights... was composed/recorded over the course of the latest two, sacrificing both time and expense to get the perfect sequence and interludes to create a masterpiece of textured, album-oriented rock... and it shows.
Early reviews applaud the accessibility of the first listen, but praise especially the subtle instrumentation and new layers that are exposed after repeat listens. A grassroots release campaign culminates in late summer 2008 with a retail launch, followed by several short support tours of the US east coast and midwest. The Baltic Sea is quickly turning heads in the experimental rock scenes, both locally in New England and worldwide within subcultures who like their rock a little more substantial.