Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Free album... Oceansea

Daniel Catarino is a self-taught musician from Alentejo, Portugal. He began playing guitar when he was eleven, and since the beginning he thought about writing his own music. The years went by, and things started to get into shape.

He has now 3 bands, the Electro/Grunge/Psychedelic Moneymaking Machine, the classic rock-ish Delay Lama, and the metal blast of Seven Thousand (where he plays bass, in the other two he plays guitar and sings). But his finest works are on his 3 (!!!) solo projects: the experimental soundtrack ambients of Long Desert Cowboy, the Portuguese songwriting and rock deviations of Landfill, and the acoustic folk approach of Oceansea, which he now debuts with this self-released EP, “Songs From The Bedroom Floor”.

Just as the name of the album suggests, it was recorded only with a guitar and a microphone in the floor of his bedroom, in order to keep it as simple and real as possible, so that the songs get in front of ambient, which he prefers to explore in his other projects. And the result is surprisingly good. The songs are beautifully crafted, with simple chord progressions, verse-chorus-verse structures and very poetic lyrics, in which it is clear that Catarino has a true gift with words, just as he has with music.

It's now available, through a Creative Commons licence (which allows downloading, copying and free distribution), the first Oceansea EP. Recommended!

Oceansea - Songs From The Bedroom Floor [EP]
Oceansea @ MySpace

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Blogger Ziggy said...

Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin - Pershing (2008) !!!
The Ting Tings - We Started Nothing (2008) !!!
Paper Rival - Dialog (2008)
Page France - Come I'm A Lion
+ Laura Veirs, Tegan & Sara, Tokyo Police Club, Feist,
The Almost, The Sun, Faunts, Peter Bjorn And John, etc.

No Age - Weirdo Rippers
Grizzly Bear - Friend EP
Jens Lekman - Night Falls Over Kortedala
Okkervil River - The stage Names
King Khan & The Shrines - What Is
Indigo Girls - Swamp Ophelia
The Tough Alliance - A New Chance
Iron & Wine - The Shepherds Dog
Les Savy Fav - Lets Stay Friends
Black Lips - Good Bad Not Evil
+ Burial, Deerhoof, Feist, Of Montreal, Panda Bear, The Field,
LCD Soundsystem, Animal Collective, Bon Iver, Dan Deacon,
The National, Yeasayer, Stars Of The lid, Ghostface, Spoon,
The Dirty Projectors, Justice, Ricardo Villalobos, etc.


Jay Reatard - Blood Visions !!!
Mark Sultan - The Sultanic Verses !!!
The King Kahn & BBQ Show - S/T + What's For Dinner !!!

4:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you man the second DEX is awesome :)!

7:57 PM  

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