Having been well established in London and Berlin, the Scando-themed club night Ja Ja Ja gets an Austrian subsidiary in Vienna this week. Sea Change is Norway’s representative at the inaugural Vienna event on Fri Jan 30th at venue WUK.
Sea Change is Ellen A. W. Sundes alter ego, named after the Beck album. Her live performance includes Hilmar B. Larsen known from Det är jäg som er Döden and Jakob Jones from While You Slept. Born in the south of Norway in the late 80s with a natural fascination for noise, improvisation music, tiny acoustic instruments and synth pop.
She creates a beautiful loop-based sound which contains beats, vocal harmonies and 80s choruses with an own ability of making it magic and mysterious ambience.
Sea Change is busy preparing for the February 23rd international release of her much anticipated album ‘Breakage’. Sea Change recently played highly successful shows at Eurosonic, and released her latest single ‘Squares’ last week. The Line of Best Fit premiered the track and wrote: – “Squares” could easily be the gateway for any listener struggling with Ellen W Sundes’ typically slow-burning minimalism. Just listen to those gorgeous glass bauble vocals threatening to break. Let your hairs stand on end from that immersive fauna of trigger-sharp beats and crystallised synths. Allow that tectonic bass to rumble your bones as Sundes worms demonlike between your headphones.
Recent Sea Change review excerpts:
Futuristic whirlwind of emotion” – DIY
“Divinely spectral sounds” – Clash Magazine
“Cascading electronics & uplifting loops” – Drowned In Sound
“Emotion recollected in devastating tranquility” – The Guardian
“Gripping” – Stereogum
“Oozes ambient cool” – NME
“Brooding & delicate” – The Line of Best Fit
“Sea Change makes music that is at it’s core haunting, but also so beautiful I want to listen to it all the time” – Pigeons & Plane
“Beautifully understated” – Ja Ja Ja Music