Showing posts from September, 2017

DJ DJ Tanner- ICE AT 1991

Eroded sounds from the past. Time has scorched these wavelengths. What was once tunes that stirred the world, now only amalgamated skeletons. As all things decompose exposing a new glorious beauty. More subtle than before, listening from a vantage point far away rather than at the moment of creation. With decades of mutations in creativity and style, these classics bubble to the surface, only to loose momentary viscosity, fizzling into the coils of Chronos once again.

 DJ DJ Tanner has composed two side long collages of warbeled expressions from past generations. The mix is stirred slowly, sometimes sounding like the vibrancy of the past is slowly coming to a stop. The most skilled mashing of old and new is where DJ DJ Tanner tremendously excels. Taking rhythms and seamlessly braiding long strands of sonic delight.  ICE AT 1991 flows smooth, holding past and present like marionettes swaying in perfect harmony. There are moments of nostalgia lapping the edge of future articulations. Ex…

Boron/Argon - Mirages

Surrounding all of us are chemical elements, in plain view or unseen until civilization's hands cultivate their use. Boron and Argon take sound shape here on this Tymbal Tapes release titled Mirages. Dan Nelson has taken both of these periodic table project names and delivered a most astounding sonic montage. From deep within the Earth's crust or in the atmosphere abundantly above, sounds gently and perfectly collide at mass consciousness level.

Mirages is an "almost" blank canvas for the mind. Each track neither black or white and always sparsely populated with broken lines or faint intricate patterns. As the aural landscape unfolds, each listener's imagination most willingly engages. Filling the vistas with thoughts provoked by the spirits connection with the tonal array. Lengthy journeys, changed in direction by seemingly short interludes, constitute the framework of Mirages. Like a court jester on a far away planet, Boron/Argon's goal is for amusement and…

Desert Center - You, Unfamiliar

A small snowball begins tumbling down the mountainside. Rhythmic in motion, natural revolutions forced by gravity and molecular adhesion. Trees in the path disrupt this iconic picture, but only for a brief moment. Emerging again, intact and dancing down the slope. The cadence interrupted as the sphere takes flight, plunging from cliff side outcroppings. Drums beat in some majestic tribute, like the moment a ski jumper leaves earth. Almost quiet, the atmosphere the only friction, this journey is now in ambient fluidity. The peril of approaching density, earth and it's spawn connecting again, eventually dissolving like all existence.

Desert Center is a sonic heavy, filled with deep rumbling tones and introspective radiance. C.J. Boyd and John Horner both playing an assortment of bass and drums. You, Unfamiliar is two side long compositions totaling close to forty five minutes. Both sides run the complete course, beautiful gaits that crash to the ground, then slowly recovering in a d…

Back From Hurricane Irma

Lost In A Sea Of Sound is a one person project. Headquarters are at the end of a dirt road. During Hurricane Irma, a big pine branch fell on the transformer supplying the end houses on the road. Since the fix would only restore power to a few homes, priority was on the lower side. The communication from the power company to the excellent linemen who traveled here to help was dismal. Ten days of heat and humidity... then a new transformer was installed. After the awesome line crew from North Louisiana fixed the power, the cable company required four more days to get an internet connection established.

Back up now. Have some descriptions of music done. Just need to get those typed in. For anyone that emailed me, i will get to those as well. Thanks for being patient.

Keeping this in perspective... no where near as bad as places in Texas, South Florida and of course Puerto Rico and the eastern Caribbean.

Love Letter - A Very Young Mountain

Millions of sound eddies swirling in a placid and static sea. Each one creating a unique vortex for strange frequencies to be heard. Everything evaporates towards the world above. Notes reverberate from the wings of mechanical humming birds as they siphon the vast array of turbulent wash. An organic infinity pool being drained by the most delicate robotic creations. A yin yang expose of two sonic worlds orbiting each other.

This Love Letter composition arrives without delay, burning full force as it sustains itself just above the surface. A Very Young Mountain is divided into four parts and clocks in right around twenty minutes. Music resembling closely viewed images of the suns surface both rhythmic and chaotic, making a mesmerizing spectacle. Samples of recorded voice are interjected in enough amounts, tethering the turning dial to something understandable. All together these sounds burn through the void of unseen energy collecting unbounded currents in the din of noise. 

Love Lett…

Anevayblue - Trails

Trails is a tightly woven journey into the consciousness of Kevin McVey. His project Anevayblue maintains feelings of distance and separation. Almost tribal in essence, Trails has a shamanic cantor. Distorted vocals sustained in long lengths, evoke twilight spirits. Anevayblue seems to scorch the sound spectrum, leaving tones outlying the charred remains.

This composition arrives in just about a half hour and is divided into six tracks. The tones and tempo blur through both sides. Songs seem to hiss as these sounds cook under heavy radiation. The haunting vocals recall past existences, like Trails is some deteriorated remnant from eons ago. Kevin sings with a forlorn hope as the music seems to span decades of time. Early punk music rusted, corroded and playing half as fast. This cassette reminded me of a record I purchased back in 2010. The New Zealand Eels with the lp Sunken on Emerald Cocoon. Both Trails and Sunken have stirring vocals and overloaded music. Heavy affairs for loud vo…

Channelers - Faces of Love

Settle in for the dense drone offering of Channelers. This is the fourth time Lost In A Sea Sound has described a Channelers composition. All four releases brought to our ears by the Inner Islands label. Faces of Love, the newest composition, is two side long tracks approaching forty minutes in length. The sounds connect meditative emptiness with tangible properties. A tempo like restful breathing, droning notes rising and falling. Moving across the surface tension of sound, notes glide then stop like Nepomorpha dancing on a cohesive force.

Faces of Love builds only so much throughout its unfolding. An intentional component in it's composing, since this is more a rich medium for the listener. Thoughts are gently coerced to expand like cumulus cloud edges building as they move through the atmosphere. The first side "Always Been", has the sustained opening of an Indian morning raga. There is classic timber to the instruments used, connecting decades of spiritual focus. The…


ZOD1AC running sounds through a medium of sticky honey. Slowly flowing together, beats and ambient serenity blurring definitions. The overall vibe is uplifting, tones balanced for consciousnesses to drift and severe tethers from monotonous motions. Grooves bobbing in the swells of a droning sea. ZOD1AC has a mastery of beat patience and delivers perfect proportions.

THE ZOD1AC TAPES VOLUME 1 runs course just under a half hour, composed of sixteen tracks. A well constructed variation of short vignettes and longer endeavors. ZOD1AC takes a vibrant world of beats and expertly filters out the chatter. The sounds seem to emanate from a dense molecular environment. Like hip hop whale songs, this collection is a modern lullaby in an unexplored world.

Joe Maas is the creative force behind ZOD1AC. He also has projects under Zander One. I read on a recent facebook post from Joe he is a contributor to the newly formed music venue, Joyful Union Cassette Blog. Welcome to describing sounds with wor…