Monday, July 09, 2007

ANTARCTICA


I first saw Antarctica play in the late nineties at a Halloween show in Philadelphia. The band members were dressed as the crew from Star-Trek. It was not a far stretch since the first thing to come into mind to describe their music is spacey. Their first album "23:03" is a dark and desolate adventure. I can't recommend this record enough. Their second and last record "81:03" saw the band incorporating more 80s synth pop elements to their sound.


ANTARCTICA - "23:03"
http://www.mediafire.com/?focu1lux1ye


ANTARCTICA - "81:03"
http://www.sendspace.com/file/7k3xzy

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13 comments:

Desmond said...

23:03 got me through some rough times in boston.

metro/sea said...

same here! such an epic ep!

greggcorp said...

Antarctica was pretty impressive, and I get the feeling that if they released their ep and cd two years later, we'd be talking about them in the context of Interpol/The Killers/Insert nostalgic-sounding-modern-retro-New-Wave-band here. Their live shows managed to take their space rock and explode it into something huge. The members have gone on to a new band, Ova Looven.
http://www.myspace.com/ovalooven
Here's a sample from Ova Looven's cd, 58:34:
http://www.mediafire.com/?4x1xpjaxxgw

metro/sea said...

The Ova Looven CD was great. Do you know if they ever put anything else out besides that CD? Are they still active?

greggcorp said...

Looks like they put out something new in April, but I haven't heard it yet.

metro/sea said...

i just downloaded their new ep of itunes. great stuff. they also have a remix cd of their first album that i'm also going to buy. thanks!

Brian said...

I bought the 23:03 EP at the 1998 More than Music Fest in Columbus, and listened to it for the first time in my friend's car while we were heading west on I-80 to Chicago. It was 2 AM, I had hardly slept during the whole weekend, and when the exploding crystal sounds at the end of the first track came on it started lightning—such an amazing memory. Such a great EP.

Anonymous said...

metro/sea, the description you gave on 23:03 made me really want to download it. However, it said "The file you requested was removed for violating MediaFire's Terms of Service or Acceptable Use Policy".

Is there another way i can download this album?
I'd really really appreciate it.

Glenn said...

thanks for posting this... good to know some people still remember us.

there's a new ova looven record on the way and i'm currently playing in blacklist. check it out...

www.myspace.com/blacklistmusic

+Glenn

Zygfryd said...

I heard Antarctica about a year ago - that was Closeful of Churches. Amazing sound experience!!! Since the time I'm looking for their albums. Is it possible to reactivate those links???

XOEL said...

hi, im lookin for this new music, but the links doesen't work, can u repost¡???? thanks in advance

djsolidsnake86 said...

please reupload 23:03

djsolidsnake86 said...

please reupload 23:03