Joshua Carlton – Swallowed by the Sea (Video)

“Imagine the infinity of the sea and realize how small we are in front of the whole creation. Speechless feelings emerge from the unconcious when listening to this unique track.”

This song was written to reflect the feeling of descending into madness and being swallowed entirely from the darkness. This is a feeling that has stuck with me since I had ICU delirium caused by an infection in my neck after surgery. It’s difficult to write and share this with everyone but it is also sort of cathartic. I really appreciate you watching and listening.

Oregon instrumentalist Joshua Carlton toured the world with post rock band This Patch of Sky for the last decade. This lead him to compose music for television and film such as ‘Brand, a Second Coming’ (a documentary film on actor Russell Brand and his battle with drug addiction), and the Vice channel. He has also been featured in the McDonald’s Ramadan commercial, as well as large brands such as Petco. Joshua’s excited to share his new solo project. “This is an album that I absolutely had to write” he says of 2021 debut ‘Moonlight Under the Black Flag’. Joshua was diagnosed with esophageal cancer in February of 2020 and found solace in purging his emotions through the music he was composing. “This music is truly my heart, and I hope you enjoy listening to it as much as I enjoyed creating it”.

Reviewed by Nagamag on January 30, 2021