More About “Pont Des Mouton” Video:
The Calm Blue Sea’s “Aberrations & Departures” is a live music film series featuring performances of each of the eight songs from the band’s 2012 release, Arrivals & Departures, each performed in a different unique Austin, TX location.
Filmed over the course of two weeks in September 2012, “Aberrations & Departures” is as much a showcase of the band’s personality as it is a showcase of their music. Every location was hand picked by the members of The Calm Blue Sea and offers a glimpse into a few of the band’s favorite spots in their hometown of Austin. Over the course of the eight chapters of “Aberrations & Departures,” six different filmmakers put their creative spin on the live performances with the help of three different audio engineers.
Each of the eight performances in “Aberrations & Departures” was recorded live on location, with no audio overdubs or edits.
Arrivals & Departures, The Calm Blue Sea’s sophomore full length is out now on Modern Outsider Records. Learn more about the album and the “Aberrations & Departures” live performance film series at thecalmbluesea.com.
More About The Music:
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.