The German Ocean – The German Ocean CD
“Once upon a time, we looked outward”…. The German Ocean formed in late 2020, a partnership between Darren j Holloway of SINNEN and Gavin Martin. It very quickly became apparent that the sounds and shapes coming out of this pairing were a significant departure from those of the SINNEN collective, harking back to Darren’s days as producer of filmic ambient mini-scores but with a fresh, harsher, darker edge. There was something timeless in the mix, something oceanic in the sound, moments and phases reminding the listener of a Great War era submarine chugging ghost-like just below periscope depth. The eight songs on this eponymous debut formed, floated, swam and dived through the cold waters of The North Lands, perhaps hinting at a reminder that things were not always so introspective as they seem now, and that maybe our better futures lie somewhere beyond renamed borders and sea masses. Welcome (back) to The German Ocean.
- Store Name: Submarine Broadcasting Company
- Vendor: Submarine Broadcasting Company
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hyacinth. – seasonal hits MC
For anyone who has not yet had the pleasure, hyacinth is a non-binary native artist living in Portland, Oregon. You may also know their work under the moniker qualchan (again, always lower case!) Last year when Covid hit, hyacinth’s partner lost their job and they relied on hyacinth’s artistic output to keep on top of the bills. In order to make the most of the Bandcamp Fridays, hyacinth launched a new seasonal EP every month. These EPs were released on the Peradam Tapes label as digital downloads. We’re very happy to collect these EPs together and present them as one conveniently cassette-sized cassette.SKU: SBCA093
Iyari – Hozro CD
Iyari’s Hozro is a beautiful post-rock album filled with ambient soundscapes mixed with delicate guitar work, creating a work that can shift from being calming and comforting to dark and introspective. Iyari’s album is a reflection on the beauty and magic of the universe, using hozro, a Native American Dineh word meaning “to be in harmony with one’s environment”, to connect this feeling to the music. Iyari is an improvisational guitarist from Barcelona, Spain. This is his second release for Submarine Broadcasting Company.SKU: SBCA060
Hans Castrup – Constant Imbalances III CD
Multi-disciplinary artist Hans Castrup returns to SBC for the third part of his Konstante Ungleichgewichte (Constant Imbalances) series. Fiercely uncompromising in its experimentation, this release juxtaposes beauty and discord against one another.SKU: SBCA092
Elsehow – Patterns CD
Patterns is the debut album from Elsehow (singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Piero Delux). It’s a beautiful collection of original songs that range from art-pop through to synth pop, plus three covers of material by artists who Piero cites as major influences (Talk Talk, Brian Eno and Scott Walker). It’s an album ideal for the summer with lots of shifting, shimmering sounds and Piero’s plaintive vocals, but it’s definitely bittersweet with minor keys and songs of love and loss.SKU: SBCA053