ALBUM REVIEW: Sea Change – Breakage | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: Monday 23rd February

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More information on Sea Change’s official website

 

Sea Change, the project of Swedish singer and producer Ellen A.W. Sundes, promises on the surface to be a carefully constructed and intimate electronic affair, especially considering its focus on Sundes’ own insecurities. The music is delicate, wrapped in fragile synths and beats, but at times this makes the melodies instantly forgettable. This isn’t helped by Sundes’ indistinctive voice, which often isn’t powerful enough to evoke some of the heavy themes effectively. The slightly more experimental ending of Raan, with its looping vocals and beats, shows what could have been achieved. As it stands, Breakage is a pleasant listen but not particularly weighty, often leaving you wanting something a little more substantial.

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