Departure Songs

by We Lost The Sea

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Whisdoms End
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Whisdoms End If you wan´t to name a mentionable band for the genre post-rock, you have to list these guys!

I´m always deeply impressed if a band says "hey - we made an album and we tried to make it sound like X".
So you put on your headphones and listen and you can completely relate to the story the songs are telling you. You can feel the thing entirely.


Simon Bastien
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Simon Bastien I bought this album mostly because the 1st song, that is one my greatest ambiance rock song ever, this song is creating such a calm and relaxing atmosphere that I couldn't stop listening to it. Recently I listen again the whole album and noticed the name of the 3rd song and I wonder who was this David Shaw. I Googled it & started to read the Wikipedia story while listening this song and I got shocked to learn that it was based this troubling true story and understood how accurate this song was.
Favorite track: A Gallant Gentleman.
NopeFace
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NopeFace This is medicine, make no mistake. Favorite track: Challenger part 1 - Flight.
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Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of earth And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings; sunward I’ve climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth Of sun-split clouds, — and done a hundred things You have not dreamed of — wheeled and soared and swung High in the sunlit silence. Hov’ring there, I’ve chased the shouting wind along, and flung My eager craft through footless halls of air... Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue I’ve topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace. Where never lark, or even eagle flew — And, while with silent, lifting mind I’ve trod The high untrespassed sanctity of space, - put out my hand, and touched the face of god. High Flight John Gillespie Magee, Jr.

about

Departure Songs is inspired by failed, yet epic and honourable journeys or events throughout history where people have done extraordinary things for the greater good of those around them, and the progress of the human race itself. This is a celebration and a tribute. Each song has it’s own story and is a soundtrack to that story.

This is our 3rd album and our first instrumental album. We’re exploring new ground and exploring ourselves in the past 2 and a bit years since Chris went on his own journey. It’s slightly bleak with shimmers of hope and layers of emotion. It’s a tribute and a catharsis of emotion and honesty.

Thank you for your support.

credits

released July 23, 2015

We Lost The Sea are:

Mark Owen – Guitars
Matt Harvey – Guitars
Kieran Elliott – Bass
Mathew Kelly – Piano, Keyboards
Nathaniel D’Ugo - Drums
Michael Taverner - Sound

We would like to thank Tim Carr, Andrew ‘chad’ Edgson, Mike Solo & Bird’s Robe Records, Dave Cutbush and Life Is Noise, Metropolis Touring, Art As Catharsis, bands we’ve played with from here and abroad, and people who’ve lent us gear. Also our wives, partners, kids, friends, family, fans and anyone who’s helped us along the way.

Recorded and produced by Tim Carr and We Lost The Sea at 301 studios, Sydney.
Engineering and mixing by Tim Carr
Studio assistant: Antonia Gauci
Mastered by Andrew ’chad’ Edgson

All songs written by We Lost The Sea
Choir section composed and arranged by We Lost The Sea and the Mercy College Choir.
Choir on ‘A Gallant Gentleman’ from Mercy College girls high school, Chatswood

Choir members:
Teachers: Kathryn McGreal & Matthew Robertson
Choir: Amelia Berthold, Caillin Betts, Elizabeth Daniels, Vanessa Daniels, Aisha Herbert, Kiara Herbert, Lizzy Jackson, Grace Johnston, Rheanne Lamont Funtanilla, Nancy Li, Sam Miley, Emma Morton, Mary Neis, Marianne Pamilar, Carmel Rodrigues, Ishuveen Saini, Isabella Sharpe, Rhea Thomas, Stephanie Woo

Cello on ‘The Last Dive of David Shaw’ and ‘Challenger’
by Tim Mahony
Trumpet on ‘Challenger’ by Ellen Kirkwood

Artwork concept, illustration, design and layout
 by Matt Harvey.

The song themes are inspired by true stories throughout history and reference themes and information collected and researched from online sources. Individual sources listed on insert.

This record release was self-funded by We Lost The Sea.
Released worldwide via Bird's Robe Records and Art As Catharsis.

This album is dedicated to the memory and music of Chris Torpy. Rest in peace, brother.

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