[BadPanda010] The Sleeping Sea – Palms…
“We feel that music is art and no art has a monetary value (hence money has no value) so we want to give all our sounds away to the ears that so wish to house it. Although we accept donations from those who desire and can afford to do so, we feel that music is an important vehicle for social awareness and change in propelling community and creativity.”
The Sleeping Sea is speaking, that is Jarrod Welling-Cann (voice, keyboard/guitar/vibraphones), Michael Abitz (percussion expert and vibraphones) and Andrew Walker (trombone/bass/xylophone).
Inspiration comes from southern mozombique recordings (and other african tribal recordings), múm, Seabear, The Ruby Suns, El Guincho, Grizzly Bear, Peter Bjorn and John, Why?, Beach House, Shugo Tokumaru, The Concretes and many, many more… and Bad Panda loves them. Love them.
“The Sleeping Sea does more than write songs, they orchestrate moods. Their music is at once playful and ethereal, childlike and melancholy. Reverberating harmonized falsettos blend seamlessly into a mix of bright staccato guitar playing, rich bass accompaniment and galloping drums. And while most bands are not comfortable playing outside of a certain dynamic range, the Sleeping Sea ebbs and flows (pardon the extended metaphor), taking listeners to swelling heights and broken, deconstructed lows.” -Isaac Hand
They’re currently based in Cincinnati, Ohio and they’ve played shows with some creative individuals from Boston to Chicago and Philadeplhia, Wisconsin but they hopefully one day end up in California, Iceland or Africa, Indonesia, Haiti, Brazil, and so on until fall from the globe…
Jarrod and Micheal are studying to become audio/visual engineers and they produce their music toying with a korg d1200, typical drum set, some plastic eggs with white rice trapped inside them, a typical guitar, a little bell piano they found at a thrift store, someones bass, and many somethings more in a basement (somewhere on the soil of Cincinnati Ohio).
They also make laptop music in their freetime as well as short films. Ranging from a childish/electronic múm-esque music to a Prefuse 73/Blockhead hip-hop track. Michael makes music under Quince Vetivert and Jarrod under Sailboats and Bubbles.
Plus, they compiled alot of old, new and unfinished music by creating Ghost In the Piano Room, which became their “alter-ego”.
Where do you live actually?
Between purple and elephants and/or Cincinnati, Ohio.
What is the last thing you ate?
Dreams and jellyfish.
“There is no life I know to compare with pure imagination” (Willy Wonka)
Remind Me by The Motifs (or any song by múm).
Best concert ever?
We thoroughly enjoyed experiencing and meeting Doseone (of anticon) at a Subtle/TV On The Radio show in columbus, however a recent WHY? concert was a near life experience as well.
Favourite place on earth?
Ocean. Deep and mysterious ocean.
One thing you’re proud of?
Where would you wish to wake up tomorrow?