Posted in music on March 20, 2014

by Andrew Sacher

Of Sinking Ships

Post-rock trio ...Of Sinking Ships were formed by Chad Waldrup during his time in the now-defunct Hopesfall, but unlike that band's post-hardcore, the instrumental OSS are more in line with Caspian or Explosions in the Sky. Like those bands, they use little more than guitar, bass and drums to shift from ambient textures to mountainous crescendos.

Their second album (and first since 2006's self-titled debut), The Amaranthine Sea, comes out next week (3/25) via Broken Circles Records. Says Chad of the record:

The record is a themed album, and I wanted a title that really summed up the concept of the whole record. The title "The Amaranthine Sea" essentially means the unending everlasting sea. The song titles tell a story and the music is laid out in a story like fashion, the record definitely has ups and downs, climaxes and revelations. In terms of the writing process, the music just decided to come out, and I just had a creative outpouring of ideas. It's weird, sometimes the writing process is a real craft that requires a lot of work, and other times it's magical and just comes out. This was definitely a magical writing process for me.
You can pre-order it, but if you want to listen before you buy, check out the full album stream which premieres in this post.

Listen below...


...Of Sinking Ships - The Amaranthine Sea



Comments (4)

actually, the self-titled album came out in 2001/2002 but was only re-released/pressed on wax in 2006

Posted by derek | March 21, 2014 10:46 AM

I thought we are talking about 2004. That a nice slip.

Posted by | March 24, 2014 9:36 AM

Not all musicians can carry different kinds of genre.

Posted by James D. Sterling | March 31, 2014 1:15 AM

I am very into this.

Posted by Kevin Jezuit | May 20, 2014 5:59 AM

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