"Armed with his guitar and tied to some urban simplicity, a boy draws in coal a black and white EP. There is no will to make something sublime, just the need of creation and the urgency of displaying it.
Although he has other projects (Uaninauei, O Rijo, Bicho do mato, Landfill, Long Desert Cowboy), Oceansea is the name of this solo project by Daniel Catarino, and the EP Songs From The Bedroom Floor… is its first work. Recorded simply and without any hidden devices or schemes, Songs From The Bedroom Floor… reflects the typical calm mood of the ones who share lost worlds, universes of wandering voices and melancholic guitar pickings. Songs From The Bedroom Floor… is a growing work, it subtly feeds the ego of the listener.
The gentle whisper of “The Whimsical River” comes with the rise of the ocean fog; it’s a mixture of folk preaching with singing. “Breathing” has an indestructible power of will, a statement screamed softly. The day is already up and running when “Over The Sun” strengthens its glow, proving that Man doesn’t feed exclusively on the sun. “Seasons In The Rain” is shaped in the same way, overdubbed vocals, precise guitar work. “Postcards From The Walls Of Sin” is a delicious song, graceful, dragged along some minutes, hungry for freedom, wanting to leave, and it definitely wishes to fly far away.
In the same way that Songs From The Bedroom Floor… sins by being short, there is a feeling in the air of duty accomplished, the work proposal was completed and well achieved, and it’s probably the intention of it, it’s just that I wanted a little bit more."
- António Antunes [PENSO SONORO]
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(Note: I used to release my songs in English under the moniker Oceansea until 2015. From then on, I started using my own name for both my songs in Portuguese and English.)