Forthcoming Science Theory
Slotting in neatly alongside such bands as Doves, Snow Patrol, Morning Runner, Athlete, Sigur Ros, Thomas Dybdhal o The Long Winters, 'Forthcoming Science Theory' by The Baltic Sea, (Sevilla, Spain) was one of the Spanish independent scene's strongest releases in 2007. Their impeccable live show has seen them win such prestigious competitions as the Heineken Greenspace and the Spanish leg of Global Battle of the Bands (the world final taking place in London in December), while their perfectionist approach to recording in the studio is clearly reflected in the intensity and emotion of the songs chosen to make up their debut LP. Drama, contentment, childhood fears, the countless times that a young Esteban Ruiz (voice & guitar) would listen to his father's Neil Young and Beatles records, emotional crises, the need to forget the pain and yet also be inspired by it to write songs of anguish and heartache, the polar circle, all those places that one visits but once, all these are constants in the love and hate, loneliness and nostalgia that form 'Forthcoming science Theory'. Influenced by the continent hopping trips to the American north and the Scandinavian polar regions of singer and principal songwriter Esteban (ex leader of Renochild), the songs began to take shape in 2006 with the formation of the band: Javier Vecino joining on drums, Kiko Ramos on guitar and Raúl Pérez on bass. "Too Late to Start Again" was the result, a four-track demo with a unique sound. An act of self-affirmation, the raw emotion mixed with heart wrenching melody lines present on all four songs lead directly to The Baltic Sea being signed by PuPilo Records. When everything changes, at times it's necessary to seek for something that will allow you to keep going, be it in a straight line, or weaving, but which makes the world make sense. This is what The Baltic Sea aim for with their heart felt response to one of those periods in life which may at first sight seem disastrous but go on to open up new ways of experience.
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