Sea Glasses is the (mostly) solo work of Garrett Mombourquette, and honestly, knowing these songs are the result of a lonely drive through some of Nova Scotia’s most scenic National parks seems fitting. Garrett’s songs are ambient rumblings; organic combinations of sound, put to tape with lo-fi production, but they are most certainly a solitary journey.
Unfortunately, these songs don’t exactly fit into the pockets of sound most often championed in Halifax. They aren’t folk driven heartbreak or noisy blasts of energy and revolt.
Paquette Lake was inspired by the beauty of national parks in Ingonish, but the warm, dream like quilts are more big city than back country. Regardless, whether moving anonymously in crowds underneath skyscrapers, or watching the sun finally drop beneath the horizon as you push further and further away from city lights, these songs offer an escape. Open ended introspection, framed by blissed out melodies, drums, distorted synths and cushioned by reverb.
On her latest record, Kathleen Edwards sings of looking for a soft place to land… she’d be wise to aim here.
MP3:: Sea Glasses - Moss is Safe