Artist info

Genre

Electronic, Hip Hop


Sounds like

Bonobo , Hermitude, Flying Lotus, Teebs, Boards of Canada


band members

Daniel O'Toole


Influences

Prefuse 73, The books, Bibio, Flying Lotus, Hermitude, Bill Evans, The Dirty Three, Harmonic 313, Herbie Hancock, Sereck, Teebs, Jonti, Boards of Canada, Mndsgn, Plutonic Lab, Clark


Unearthed artists we like

Diger Rokwell


Website

www.captainearwax.com

Bio

An ocean on my table is the latest body of work from producer and multi-instrumentalist Captain Earwax (aka Daniel O’Toole) and his sixth full length album.

An ocean on my table originally began life as a ‘beat tape’ and sound experiment as Melbourne entered an extended, enforced lockdown of 112 consecutive days. As time passed the sounds developed and started to take shape. Soon there was a pool of tracks, with each adding to the next.

“My goal was to make a large number of short form sketches, using microphones and amps to capture the majority of the sounds and working out of the box as much as possible, this playful and introverted approach ended up leading me down slightly different sonic path and the results are a sort of folky dubby record, that bubbles along with a mix of experimental colours and noisy tape textures, with jangly moon guitar riffs (Ruan or Chinese lute) and dubbed out horn sections (ft. Harri Harding) my internet collab buddy from Sydney.” Captain Earwax

Alongside Harri Harding (horns), as with previous albums, Captain Earwax enlisted the talents of fellow musicians and friends on An ocean on my table, albeit collaborating remotely across Australia. Other features include Plutonic Lab (drums), Oscar Henfrey (percussion and drums), and Joel Rapaport (guitar).

As lockdown drew to a close and restrictions slowly eased An ocean on my table was a 12 track album.

Review

Review by Nkechi Anele Nkechi Anele

12 Mar 2021

Triple J
45

This is like Madagascan jungle tours meets ASMR. I honestly could not be happier listening to this magic!

This is like Madagascan jungle tours meets ASMR. I honestly could not be happier listening to this magic!

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

02 Mar 2021

Triple J
40

Such a gorgeous array of sounds you've given us, Cap! It's a rich tapestry but done with seamless stitching.

Such a gorgeous array of sounds you've given us, Cap! It's a rich tapestry but done with seamless stitching.

Review

Review by Tommy Faith Tommy Faith

02 Mar 2021

Triple J
40

Sure it's all about those shuffling grooves but there's so much attention to detail here. Intricate sounds and delicate flute, coming together wonderfully.

Sure it's all about those shuffling grooves but there's so much attention to detail here. Intricate sounds and delicate flute, coming together wonderfully.