Church Of The Sea
New Album: Odalisque (LP)
Release Date: April 8, 2022
Three years after the release of their EP Anywhere but Desert, the Athenian doom-gazers Church of the Sea return with their first full length album Odalisque!
Odalisque was introduced to us a few weeks ago with the song that brings the title of the album, constitutes the evolution of Church of the Sea. Dark electronic rock, combines the atmosphere of shoegaze with the weight of doom. Dreamy mood, is reflected in the ethereal vocals, but also in the distorted sounds of the guitar and the synths. Beats that contribute to building the atmosphere, in addition to simply determining the rhythm, by introducing unique sampled sounds, such as broken piano strings or the bow of a violin on a cymbal.
«Odalisque» is an ode to unfulfilled desire, wrong choices and the awareness that if we could go back in time, we would repeat exactly the same mistakes and participate again and again in the same sadistic dance with absolute consciousness.
Church Of The Sea, formed in 2017 in Athens, Greece, when three individuals came together to create a distinct sound, balancing between doom and dark electronic rock. They embrace fuzzed sounds, heavy distorted beats and ethereal, chant-like vocals. They consist by Irini (vocals), Vangelis(guitars) & Alex (Synths & Samples). Odalisque was recorded at Suono Studios, engineered and produced by Alex Bolpasis and Church Of The Sea, mixed by Alex Bolpasis, and mastered by Nick Townsend at Infrasonic Mastering (Alice In Chains, Garbage, LA Witch, The Black Angels). Cover photo by Danai Simou, cover design and artwork by George Gkousetis for Semitone Labs.