Eating The Sea

by Soul Whirling Somewhere

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wish 04:11
drained 05:10
swim 06:24
unhittable 04:52
landed 03:55
flightless 07:01


Melodic lullabies born of Michael’s clear, heartbreakingly youthful voice… unexpected minor-keyed lyrics tug melodies into delicate, poignant regions of bittersweet sadness… Giant oceansful of ebbing electronics and gently rolling guitars washed with emotion; there’s an innocence here, and yet a sense of depth, of understanding… much like the swirling ache of falling in love.

The music is consists of primarily gentle, spiraling synths, but also features soft acoustic guitars and very minimal percussion on some tracks. Above all of this soars Plaster’s youthful and powerful voice, adding an almost innocent, choral quality to the music. Plaster wears his heart on his sleeve, but instead of dangling it in front you, he invites you to see it with some of the most powerful and personal lyrics I have ever heard. On “Wish” he intones: “If a word could have changed where I am now/Would I’ve wished if it were?/Dreams hand in frailty and glimmer out of reach/The threads of imagination — thinner than air.”


released June 6, 1993

Soulwhirlingsomewhere on Bandcamp:

1993 Eating The Sea

1995 Everyone will eventually leave you

1997 Pyewackit (maxi)

1998 Hope Was (2CD)

2001 Please sennd help

2004 The Great Barrier (NAME YOUR PRICE best of)


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