Sea, Sea, Sea Drifter // See, See, See Drifter

Sea, Sea, Sea Drifter // See, See, See Drifter

For their latest album 'Sea, sea, sea, drifter / See, see, see, drifter' (Consouling Sounds), Slumberland has crossed the Atlantic, making landfall in Montreal to work with engineer/producer Radwan Ghazi Moumneh, amongst many others known from 'Jerusalem in my heart'. As the unofficial sound guru for the Canadian label 'Constellation', he is right at home with the cinematic portraits and tribal realms of Slumberland.

With his help, the album was recorded in a former refrigeration unit amidst the colourful Dutch tulip fields of Voorhout. Though there’s little evidence of this cheerful decor.

This second album was mixed at studio Hotel2tango, Montreal (known for Godspeed You! Black Emperor, among others...) and sounds murkier, rawer and more explosive than its processor. The songs unfold in a constant friction between tactile textures and spare melodies, with the inky voice of Baelus increasingly at the forefront in the role of master of ceremonies.

 

 

TRACKLIST:
1. Rashomon
2. Roomers of Rumours
3. Manta Ray
4. Deep down yonder
5. Offbeat
6. Lines
7. When the frozen lakes start to sing
 
CREDITS:
“Sea, Sea, Sea Drifter // See, See, See Drifter” (01.02.2019 – Consouling Sounds)
Music by Jochem Baelus / Lyrics by Jochem Baelus - Except drums on ‘when the frozen lakes start to sing’ by Alfredo & Fred
Produced by Radwan Ghazi Moumneh and Jochem Baelus
Recorded by Radwan Ghazi Moumneh at Next to Jaap studio, Voorhout
Mixed by Radwan Ghazi Moumneh at Hotel2Tango, Montreal
Mastered by James Plotkin
Cover image by Benjamin Verhoeven / Layout by Bram Kinet
Silkscreen printing by Sven Haepers