The Weathering - The Sea Cares For Its Own

Published Monday 3rd June 2013
The Weathering - The Sea Cares For Its Own
The Weathering - The Sea Cares For Its Own

RATING 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 136964-20391
LABEL: 7Core Music 887516118692
RELEASE DATE: 2013-04-09
RRP: £9.99

Reviewed by Samuel Parker

If you read Cross Rhythms' recent article you'll know that The Weathering are the musical project of the husband and wife duo, Jeff and Leora Caylor, based in Hong Kong. The title track is the first single released from this album and is only a glimpse of what to expect from this collection of haunting art pop originals. 'The Sea Cares For Its Own' mixes a vast range of electronic and organic sounds (from guitars, pianos and glockenspiels to arpeggiators, evolving synths and drum machines) with the soft, unique vocal styles of Jeff and Leora creating a new style of music which their record label, 7Core Music, describes as "dream pop". Throughout the album, The Weathering mix dreamy ambiences with well crafted, beautiful melodies, refusing to follow or replicate existing popular music. Leora's vocals in particular are captivating; her words whispering into your ears like a lullaby in songs such as "Where Other Ghosts Gather" and "Coventry". Other songs such as "Bow And Blades" offer a direction away from the ambient accompaniment with punchy electronic stabs, accentuated snare hits and driving bass lines. "And I Hear Music" also mixes it up with a piano and string-focused waltz. The song builds powerfully with the addition of a full soundscape of strings, guitars and drums before dropping to piano and vocals. All in all, this album feels as though it has been hand-crafted with finesse. Each part fitting precisely into this stunning musical jigsaw, as if no part has been thrown in for the sake of it, creating an end-product of sonic beauty.

The opinions expressed in this article are not necessarily those held by Cross Rhythms. Any expressed views were accurate at the time of publishing but may or may not reflect the views of the individuals concerned at a later date.

Interested in reviewing music? Find out more here.

Product Description
The Weathering’s music has been described as “Indie-Pop for fans of magic and mermaids...” A fitting description given the innovative pop melodies and imaginative (yet accessible) lyrics. Leora and Jeff formed the duo after relocating to Hong Kong from the US.

Hauntingly beautiful melodies blended with organic and electronic orchestration come together to make this project a standout amid self-produced independent music available today.

Fans of Ellie Goulding, Passion Pit and The Postal Service will love this album.

Be the first to comment on this article

We welcome your opinions but libellous and abusive comments are not allowed.

We are committed to protecting your privacy. By clicking 'Send comment' you consent to Cross Rhythms storing and processing your personal data. For more information about how we care for your data please see our privacy policy.