On Dark Sea Dream the group s full-length debut on Prophase Music the sprawling epic approach of post-punk and avant-metal pioneers Savage Republic and Neurosis undoubtedly set a precedent for Dark Sea Dream s explorations. Though recent recordings have shown the band wisely and tastefully incorporating new and unpredictable elements into their brain-rattling textures. While always extant the shimmering spacey melodicism of early Pink Floyd and the rambling balls-to-the-wall conviction of Neil Young and Crazy Horse has become more apparent colliding with the frazzled psychedelic skronk of Japanese freaks like White Heaven Mainliner and Flower Travelin Band. Throw in a healthy brown-acid dose of Glenn Branca and Sonic Youth and you re getting close to the scalding core of this already strongly realized band.
“…an oppressive atmosphere that would snuff out the fire of even the most eternal optimist”- Brightest Young Things
“guitar tones like the HARP SONAR Array…levels of genius and horror…ungodly and unearthly…beyond anything I have ever heard…” – Billy Milano (S.O.D.)
“Time to sit bolt upright now with the self-titled debut from Washington DC trio Dark Sea Dream, whose mind-manifesting proto-metal doom-plod trepans my cranium in a highly ‘Gnowing’ manner, and molto baby ” – Julian Cope, Head Heritage
Limited pressing of 500 on clear black and white splatter vinyl in super slick gatefold packaging