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ICR073​ - A RITUAL SEA "A Ritual Sea"

by Icy Cold Records

Radiate 03:49
Desire Lines 03:25
Serpentine 03:17
Prisms 02:41
Saving Grace 02:49
Violet 05:25
Hit A Lie 04:30


“A masterclass in sonic cathedral building” - Hot Press Magazine
“Dazed and beautifully disembodied” - The Thin Air Blog

A Ritual Sea's self-titled debut album delivers a beautiful wash of melancholic synth dreamwave, reverb-soaked vocals and layers of shimmering shoegaze guitars. The band stems from couple Florian Chombart and Donna McCabe's relationship, with ten tracks circling around the theme of fear...fear of losing something, the person you love, a sense of self, your self-control, your sense of security.

The album is inspired by the visually arresting micro explorations of relationships by filmmakers such as Andrei Tarkovsky, Robert Altman and Ingmar Bergman. It will be released on 24th September 2021 on post-punk label Icy Cold Records.


released September 24, 2021

All music composed and recorded by Florian Chombart. All vocals by Donna McCabe and Florian Chombart. All lyrics by Donna McCabe, except ‘Hit A Lie’ lyrics by Florian Chombart.

Self-produced and recorded at A Ritual Sea’s home studio.
Mixed by Nicolas Subréchicot. Mastered by Benjamin Joubert at Biduloscope Mastering. All songs copyright A RITUAL SEA [IMRO].

Album cover image by Ashley Glynn. Inside sleeve photo by Kieran Sheridan. All graphic design by Redman AKA.

With love and thanks to our family and friends: Chombart, McCabe, Goutille, Kelly, Lepêcheux. A very special thanks to our A RITUAL SEA family: Donagh O’Brien, Nina Ruminska and Finn McCarthy. Thanks also to JL Martel, Fabien Chombart, Niko Bikialo, Robbie Brady, Andy Parkes, Ruairi Paxton and Benoît Pioulard. This album is dedicated to the memory of Hyacinthe Koma, Mathieu Elbaz, Johnny Considine and Luke Gleeson.


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