Sounding the Deep are a two piece drone outfit from Kansas. The band began in 2007 with just David Williams, releasing one DIY album then another on Justin 'Expo 70' Wright's Kansas-centric label Sonic Meditations. In the summer of 2010 Williams was joined by Mike Vera to create A Union According to Energy - an indelibly appropriate title for this powerful album of brewing tension and synchronised crescendo. It begins as light as gossamer and ends up with the track Thunderheads - another accurate allusion to the the sounds beneath; drums are brought to the forefront, beating heavier and harder until the boiling mass starts splitting the sky in violent strokes of guitar and flashes of distortion. For fans of Eluvium, Hammock, Earth and other slow moving romantic instrumental artists. ~ nfrblog.blogspot.com
New studio album recorded locally by J. Ashley Miller (Ssion, Carnal Torpor, Child Being). Initially demoed by Justin Wright a year ago, Sounding the Deep has added MIke Vera as a permanent member on percussion and headed into the studio with more refined versions of the initial demo. Vera brings a new dimension to the layers of warm sounds that are Sounding the Deep. Their new sound is captured in the third release, "A Union According to Energy". Vast and colorful drum techniques from Vera give a slow and steady pulse to swirling and rich guitars that swell, drift, then reign you in for the crushing climax. This album will surely please fans of Earth, Steve Roach, Borhen & Der Club of Gore, Brian Eno and Eluvium.