Parting the Sea Between Brightness and Me

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Parting the Sea Between Brightness and Me
Touché Amoré - Parting the Sea.jpg
Studio album by Touché Amoré
Released June 7, 2011 (2011-06-07)
Recorded February 2011 at Black Lodge Recording in Eudora, Kansas
Genre Post-hardcore, screamo, melodic hardcore, emo, hardcore punk
Length 20:48
Label Deathwish (DWI121)
Producer Ed Rose
Touché Amoré chronology
Searching for a Pulse/The Worth of the World
(2010)Searching for a Pulse/The Worth of the World2010
Parting the Sea Between Brightness and Me
(2011)
Live on BBC Radio 1
(2012)Live on BBC Radio 12012
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic (81/100)[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Alternative Press 4.5/5 stars[2]
Drowned In Sound (8/10)[3]
Rock Sound (9/10)[4]
Sputnikmusic (3.5/5)[5]

Parting the Sea Between Brightness and Me is the second studio album by the American post-hardcore band Touché Amoré. The album was released on June 7, 2011, through Deathwish Inc..[6] It was recorded and produced in five days with Ed Rose at his own Black Lodge Recording studio in Eudora, Kansas. The band was recorded live to give the album a more "honest/raw" feel.[7] The band said they chose to work with Rose because of the work he had done with The Casket Lottery.[citation needed]

To promote Parting the Sea Between Brightness and Me, Touché Amoré released one part of the album cover per week through the guitarist Nick Steinhardt's blog.[8] The group also made "Amends",[8] "Home Away from Here"[9] and "~"[10] available for online streaming before the official release of the album. On its release, the album received generally positive reviews from music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 81, based on 7 reviews, which indicates "universal acclaim".[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "~" – 1:29
  2. "Pathfinder" – 1:06
  3. "The Great Repetition" – 1:48
  4. "Art Official" – 1:39
  5. "Uppers/Downers" – 1:06
  6. "Crutch" – 1:11
  7. "Method Act" – 1:53
  8. "Face Ghost" – 2:21
  9. "Sesame" – 1:06
  10. "Wants/Needs" – 1:50
  11. "Condolences" – 1:48
  12. "Home Away from Here" – 1:50
  13. "Amends" – 1:45

Personnel[edit]

Parting the Sea Between Brightness and Me personnel adapted from CD liner notes.[11]

Touché Amoré

  • Elliot Babin – drums, piano
  • Jeremy Bolm – vocals, lyrics
  • Tyler Kirby – bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Nick Steinhardt – guitar
  • Clayton Stevens – guitar

Production

  • Ed Rose – production, engineering, mixing
  • Carl Saff – mastering

Artwork

  • Ryan Aylsworth – photography
  • Nick Steinhardt – art direction, design

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Parting the Sea Between Brightness and Me Reviews, Ratings, Credits, and More". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved June 11, 2011. 
  2. ^ Heller, Jason (July 2011). "File Under: Hardcore for the Inconsolable". Alternative Press. Cleveland, Ohio: Alternative Press Magazines Inc. 26 (276): 112. ISSN 1065-1667. 
  3. ^ Ellison, Kyle (June 3, 2011). "Touche Amore - Parting the Sea Between Brightness and Me /Releases/Releases//Drowned In Sound". Drowned In Sound. Retrieved November 2, 2011. 
  4. ^ Newbound, Tim (June 1, 2011). "All the E's: exciting, excellent, and emotive...". Rock Sound. Retrieved June 2, 2011. 
  5. ^ Hanson, John (May 28, 2011). "Touche Amore - Parting The Sea Between Brightness And Me". SputnikMusic. Retrieved November 2, 2011. 
  6. ^ Paul, Aubin (May 6, 2011). "Touché Amoré detail Parting the Sea Between Brightness and Me". Punknews.org. Retrieved May 12, 2011. 
  7. ^ Paul, Aubin (February 24, 2011). "Touché Amoré finish Parting The Sea Between Brightness And Me". Punknews.org. Retrieved May 12, 2011. 
  8. ^ a b "Touché Amoré Unveil New Song (Video)". Rock Sound. March 23, 2011. Retrieved May 12, 2011. 
  9. ^ Kraus, Brian (May 12, 2011). "Touche Amore post video for 'Home Away From Here'". Alternative Press. Retrieved May 12, 2011. 
  10. ^ Kraus, Brian (April 15, 2011). "Touche Amore post new song 'Tilde'". Alternative Press. Retrieved May 12, 2011. 
  11. ^ Parting the Sea Between Brightness and Me (Media notes). Touché Amoré. Deathwish Inc. 2011. CD digipack fold. DWI121. 

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