THE DEEPSEA GOES is a pretty loud band from Los Angeles, CA.
Listen to the album while reading the text.
In 2010, LA Record  described ORAONEIROI as “music for burning
buildings to the ground, smashing police car windows, and attacking
anyone in sight” while PunkNews.org  called it “an unexpectedly cool album that takes a lot of interesting chances and largely seems to work”. ThePunkSite.com  suggested that “it’s as if every sort of alternative, indie, and punk was thrown together in a blender, set on high, and by some miraculous chance emerged a satisfying result”.
With a name derived from a crude combination of the Italian word for “time” with the Greek word for “dream” & a series of song titles beginning with the phrase “THERE IS NO”, ORAONEIROI was largely inspired by a series of unlikely events. Initially scheduled to be released prior to a US tour in Spring 2009, THE DEEPSEA GOES was only able to finish two songs before they left for their first show of the tour in San Diego, CA.
That spring tour was never completed, since the band’s 2004 Toyota Corolla broke down on the way to a show in Idaho, leaving them stranded for the weekend in Grangeville, ID (pop. 3,141) desperately waiting for the mechanic to open on Monday. When not partaking in all of the varieties of food that can be crafted with the Huckleberry (ice cream, Italian soda, pie, cake, etc.), the band passed the time with whatever movies were available on the Gateway Inn’s complimentary Satellite TV.
Late Saturday night, a movie called Passion of Mind starring Stellan Skarsgård, Demi Moore, & William Fichtner aired & became the unlikely inspiration for a thematic shift in the album’s lyrics. In the movie, Demi Moore’s character suffers from a fictionalized version of a disorder called “dissociative fugue” that finds her living two separate lives in parallel without being able to distinguish which is her true waking life. The band fell asleep before the ending (no spoilers!), but held onto the idea of a character living two lives without being able to discern the “dream time” from reality.
After making their way back to Los Angeles, THE DEEPSEA GOES shelved the previous recording sessions & returned to the studio to write an entirely new opening song. This new song became THERE IS NO UP, which uncharacteristically starts with the distinct sound of a Vox Continental Organ, setting the tone for the rest of the album. ORAONEIROI relentlessly churns through various forms of noise-rock while exploring the story of a man struggling to decode his true reality between a solitary life in a post-apocalypse & a relatively calm existence with a dying partner.
ORAONEIROI was originally released by Transnational Debate Records on August 18th, 2009. THE DEEPSEA GOES is P & J. The Los Angeles based duo formed in 2007.
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- Bholsangngam, Amorn. LA Record March 19th, 2010
- Shultz, Brian. Punknews.org October 2nd, 2009
- Faulkner, Cole. ThePunkSite.com November 14th, 2009
The Deepsea Goes, Category: Artist, Albums: Oraoneiroi, Singles: All Is Ripe, D.K.F.X., Reductio Ad Absurdum, Top Tracks: There Is No Weight, To Know Everything Is, La Maquina de Escribir de J.A.