Norwegian psychedelic rock group Electric Eye are today sharing ‘The Sleeping Sharks’, the third and final single to be lifted from their new ‘Horizons’ LP ahead of its release on November 5th via Fuzz Club. To quote the French marine explorer Jacques Cousteau, ‘Horizon’ sees Electric Eye venture into the depths of “another kind of music, the sounds from the ocean floor.” That quote from captain Jacques Costeau on the undersea world and its musical noises kicks off ‘The Sleeping Sharks’. Sporting a cinematic theme-like melody and the whirlwind of psychedelic and hypnotic rhythms of what could be a 70s movie-score, the inspiration from the submarine is obvious.
Arriving following recent singles ‘Put The Secret In Your Pocket’ and ‘Den Atmosfaeriske Elven’, you can stream the single here: https://electriceye.lnk.to/sleepingsharks
Electric Eye first started working on the ‘Horizons’ LP back in June 2018 when they retreated to Utsira, a small island located 70km off the coast of Norway and surrounded by notoriously unpredictable and tough waters. Here, they spent a week jamming day and night in the island’s lighthouse. “Our only audience were the seagulls and some lost bird-watchers wondering where these strange noises were coming from. We were surrounded by an unusually quiet ocean, almost eyeballing us waiting for the next eruption. The wild nature was omnipresent and could not be ignored as jam sessions got more intense and songs started to materialise. After a week off the grid we returned to civilization with hours of recordings inspired by volcano eruptions, sub-sea adventures and the raw power of the surrounding sea.”
Back in their home-city of Bergen, Electric Eye brought the lighthouse tapes into Duper Studio with their long-time collaborator and “guiding star”, Sir Duperman (aka Jørgen Træen): “The legendary studio of Duper turned into an instrument of its own, with Captain Træen steering massive modular synthesizers, cassette decks, tape echo machines and vintage equalizing filters – leading us, his crew, to distant sonic underwater shores not unlike the ship Calypso under the guidance of Captain Cousteau.”
Since forming in 2012, Electric Eye have released three studio albums (most recently, the critically acclaimed 2017 LP ‘From The Poisonous Tree’) and toured heavily around Scandinavia, Europe, the UK, the Middle East, Japan and the US. They’ve shared stages with the likes of Michael Rother (Neu), Wire, Hawkwind and Endless Boogie and played at a number of international festivals, including Roskilde, The Great Escape, Eurosonic, Icelandic Airwaves and two stops at SXSW.