Deep Sea Research Center – “Opening”


The project name, Deep Sea Research Center, suggests music fit for murky depths, where mysterious alien-like creatures frolic — and the track “Opening” meets such expectations. A sonar-like frequency lingers initially, with slight orchestral effect and cavernous percussion eventually emerging. The lush vocals are a welcome entry, maintaining a tranquil allure as the presence of strings and percussion amplify amidst the aquatic underlying frequency. The final lyric — “an ocean to bury the sound you’re floating — nowhere to be found,” fits aptly within the mysterious soundscape, resonating with a hypnotic pull amidst the evolving textural submergence. “Opening” is a lovely piece of atmosphere from Deep Sea Research Center, reminding favorably of Boards of Canada.

From the artist, more is shared about the track, below:

“This is a song about magical thinking- a song about believing something despite the absence of any plausible causal link. Subverting reality and embracing the supernatural, hoping to get to someone or some place that doesn’t exist anymore- an opening to a past life.”

“Opening” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of November 2020’ Spotify playlist.

The track is also featured in the genre-based, best-of Spotify compilation Emerging Indie Electronic.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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