COIL SEA by COIL SEA I recently got this record in the mail and I can't stop listening to it. I have always been a big fan of Dave Heumanns musical endeavors and side projects. He is a master at crafting some of the most interesting guitar work live and on record. I thought Human Bell was pretty damn incredible, but I must say that Coil Sea is by far my favorite non-Arbouretum recording yet.
Coil Sea is comprised of 6 people, playing at various intervals and sometimes altogether throughout the album. These people include Walker Teret, Michael Kuhl, Michael Lowry, Matthew Pierce, Jimmy Clay Wallace and of course Dave Heumann. This album consists of 4 long songs that are loosely structured so there is plenty of room for improvisation and the ability to let things happen with the sound. And this is exactly what happens on this record. All of the songs flow into one another seamlessly, so it is almost as if the album is just 1 long song. It's all instrumental and actually quite catchy.
This record really locks into some great heavy grooves at certain times and becomes quite hypnotic. It's a definite departure from Arbouretum, but it's incredibly well-crafted, interesting and is a record you can listen to over and over and you will always hear something new.