Portland-based drum wizard Zach D'Agostino and synth peddler Noa Ver are Sea Moss, hacking out a vicious tunnel of noise through mutant kits and homemade oscillators. The collaboration is heavily rooted in both's past work, D'Agostino with his drum and synth setup as Don Gero and Ver from her experiments as Mulva Myasis. Their debut,'Bread Bored,' is colorful and shambolic, from more violent exploratory bursts to trancier mutations -- all with a febrile edge underscored by Ver's gut-wrenching vocals. Sort of no-wave meets kosmische meets useful algae / starch.
"...freaky in all the freakiest spots." -Tiny Mix Tapes
"D’Agostino’s drumming can be energetic and wild, angle into a groove, or pour on the sludge, and filtered through DIY devices, the rhythms take on an 8-bit dimension. Ver brings her vicious walkie-talkie vox and teeming tide-pool of homemade electronics (spotlighted in "Infernal Stutter" and "Caricature"), reminiscent at times of Quintron’s swamp tech sound. Weird waveforms that will leave you anything but bored." -KFJC
"Zach D'Agostino [punches] with ear piercing percussion. Noa Ver tracks electronics and delivers pressure compressed vocals, like directing a traffic intersection on the ocean floor. Together these are the two pure forces behind Sea Moss [and] lurking beneath the turbulent chaos are some extraordinary grooves. They seem to lap the edges of the tracks, becoming clear then submerging again with each tidal segment. " -Lost in a Sea of Sound
"A fantastic album, really interesting... I can't think of much that sounds more different." -Independent Music Podcast
"This music could be from 1999 or it could be from 2199. We haven’t totally figured that out yet, and that’s part of why it’s so intriguing." -Decaycast
"'Bread Bored' is at its best when D'Agostino's grooves swing thick and heavy as on the opener "Diurnal Enuresis" or the dance floor-filler "It's Pudding Time!" building a sturdy, funky trunk for Ver to provide some leafy color to with her electronic whatzits." -Auxiliary Out
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