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We Lost the Sea @ Oxford Art Factory

Posted June 30, 2016, 2:22 p.m. by T

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We Lost The Sea

Oxford Art Factory

Sydney, Australia

June 25, 2016

 

Vita contemplativa.

The beauty of reveling in sadness.

Saudade.

A fond remembrance and the hope of recovering what is lost by creating something that will provide consolation.

The longing for something that is gone but might return in a distant future, with the repressed knowledge that the object of longing might never return.

The nostalgic feeling for something that has disappeared.

Saudade.

 

We Lost The Sea has it by the bucket load.

The sextet from Sydney, Australia, has re-invented itself as an instrumental band after the suicide of their frontman Chris Torpy in 2013.

Their noisy, cinematic post-rock is not one of active discontent but one of indolent dreaming wistfulness.

We Lost The Sea’s stop at the Oxford Art Factory was the culmination of their first Australian headline tour.

“Atmospheric,” “epic” and, at times, “bleak” came to mind while watching WLTS’s weave their rich, melodic tapestry; the trio of guitars building over bass and drums, layer after layer, peaking in crescendos and subsequently letting it cascade down on you.

We Lost The Sea is an instrumental band that is not only playing music but telling stories while being consumed by them.

The audience at the Oxford Art Factory was eager to listen to the sonic storytelling and thoroughly enjoyed being set adrift.

Make sure to catch them on their upcoming European tour.

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