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The Calm Blue Sea's lushly textured sound is a study in contrast. The Austin, Texas band's
music, like its oceanic name, is at once beautiful and violent, transcendent and triumphant.
With songs structured by minutes rather than measures, the foursome marries post-rock fugues with classically-inspired arrangements, the aggression and heaviness of metal, the artiness of indie rock and the widescreen expanse of a film score. The end result is stunning.

Fresh off the heels of the 2011 reissue of their debut album, The Calm Blue Sea is back with Arrivals & Departures, their overdue sophomore offering and one of the most anticipated recent releases to come out of the fertile Austin music scene.

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Not since the rise of Girls has a band come along with a name quite as misleading as The Calm Blue Sea. Sure, moments of placidity dot the Austin band's guitar-driven, largely instrumental epics, but the gentleness exists mostly as a counterpoint to portent, or to crescendos that pummel and swirl. If that description calls to mind the music of Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Mogwai or Explosions in the Sky, fair enough: All four acts are cut from the same quiet-loud-louder-quiet cloth. But fans of those bands should also fall in love with The Calm Blue Sea, and the odds are good that they haven't had a chance to do so quite yet.
The Calm Blue Sea's obscurity is strictly a product of circumstance: It went on hiatus after self-releasing a six-song album in 2008, so its fame never reached far beyond its hometown.
But as more people hear the collision of power and atmospheric gorgeousness in the eight songs on The Calm Blue Sea which features remastered versions of those first six songs, with the previously unheard bonus tracks 'Fire' and 'Man of Dangerous Dreams' the band is bound to make its way into the conversation alongside its better-known peers. On the live stage, The Calm Blue Sea's songs positively crush; heard through towering speakers, the effect can be almost physically overpowering. --Stephen Thompson, NPR Music

Product Details

  • Vinyl (October 16, 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Modern Outsider Records
  • ASIN: B008V0OL0Q
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #446,072 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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By J. Rainey on January 23, 2013
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I first heard a couple of songs by The Calm Blue Sea at a friends. It immediately caught my attention so I ordered this CD. I am amazed with the music. It is mostly instrumental, ranging from soft, melodic tunes to some fantastic rock guitar riffs. Quite a range and seamlessly blended with an artistic style that is quite wonderful to hear. If you appreciate rock, but want something that is fresh, sensitive and moving, then you owe it to yourself to listen to this wonderful group. I look forward to getting their other CD and whatever they may release in the future. I can only hope that it's a long career for these talented musicians.
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This is absolutely brilliant follow up to The Calm Blue Sea debut album which was also amazing. It is impressively cohesive from the first track to the last. Its admirable subtle beauty and elegance keeps you wanting to listen to it over and over again.

I hope that you support these guys from Austin and buy this album.
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Nearly as amazing as their self-titled debut......still one of the best records of the year. Hopefully this band starts doing shows outside of Austin soon.
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Beautiful collection of songs, a little short, but a gem nonetheless.
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