Sea Change — „Mutual Dreaming“ (11th Feb., 2022)

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∩•  SEA CHANGE je nom de théâtre norské producentky a zpěvačky Ellen A. W. Sunde, která si sama vydala debutové album ‚Breakage‘ v roce 2015. Její zájem o hudbu začal fascinací ambient noise, drobnými akustickými nástroji a syntezátory. Se zasněnou impresionistickou kvalitou působí jako uvolněný únik z civilizačního napětí se zajímavou avant popovou aurou. „Viscerální a velmi introspektivní“.
∩•  „„Night Eyes“ je o potřebě zvednout hlavu a být chvíli jen svým tělem — jak dobrý může být pocit ztratit kontrolu. Chtěla jsem vytvořit tanečně smyslnou skladbu a je to jedna z mých osobně oblíbených. Kamarádka mi řekla, že když to slyšela, měla pocit, jako by se vznášela v rave prostoru — obraz, který naprosto miluji.“
Location: Oslo, Norway
Album release: 11th Feb., 2022
Record Label: Shapes Recordings
Duration:     34:32
Tracks:
01. I Put My Hand Into a Fist   4:33
02. Is There Anybody There   3:58
03. That’s Us   4:31
04. OK   3:37
05. Never Felt   4:40
06. Night Eyes   4:49
07. Mirages   2:30
08. Mutual Dreaming   3:58
09. Rituals   2:02
∩  Composed and written by Ellen A. W. Sunde

Review
Words by Woody Delaney. Score: 8/10
∩•  Taking her name from her favourite Beck album, Sea Change has been a platform for singer and producer Ellen A. W. Sunde to remould the electronic genre into unique new shapes. Now unveiling her third studio album, Mutual Dreaming, the Norwegian artist has crafted her most intimate and hypnotic body of work to date. 
•∩  There’s a cohesive flow across the nine tracks that makes the whole record play out with a cinematic slow~burn quality, while Sunde chooses the perfect moment to lean into more intense grooves and beats. The thumping bass underpins shimmering melodies that sound like a shoegaze~informed strain of EDM. Amid all of this is her echoing vocals, which murmur like an apparition, bringing to mind artists such as Smerz, Sassy 009 and Kelly Lee Owens. It’s easy to get lost in the flow of songs like ‘Never Felt’ and ‘Night Eyes’ as they dissolve the threshold between melancholic and blissful into one single mood. By the time ‘Rituals’ closes the record, you feel as if you’ve been lulled into a nocturnal trance that you hope won’t end.  
∩•  https://www.loudandquiet.com/reviews/sea-change-mutual-dreaming/
Text by Chi Ming Lai • 11th Feb., 2022 • 
∩•  https://www.electricityclub.co.uk/sea-change-mutual-dreaming/
INTERVIEW by JACOB McPHERSON: http://www.cementmag.com/sea-change-lynch-mutual-dreaming/
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