"Let’s be thankful there are still bands making this sort of uncontrived anthem, slow building tunes full of heart and song craft."
-NBT INDEPENDENT MUSIC
"Much of Carta Marina's material sets a distinct mood with an atmospheric, nighttime ocean-side feel. This particular element of the music is probably their strongest suit and something that sets them apart most from the typical indie rock sound. It's easy to drift away into the album's most ambient moments."
-WINDY CITY ROCK
"Anthemic, spacey, touching, and at times, raw, are just some of the ways their collective sound could be described; along with many more adjectives. But I’ll leave that to each individual set of ears who has the pleasure of listening to their album "End of an Era."
-THE BEAT-PLAY EXPERIMENT
"Carta Marina: A band that kept surprising us, starting a set with some exquisite modern college rock and then twisting our expectations with guitar ambience worthy of Mogwai. Their release End Of An Era really wasn't the end of anything, but rather the beginning of a delightful sonic journey." -NBT "Wonderful Ones" of 2010
"Death Blossom" came in at #20 (with a bullet!) in the NBT "TOP 50 TRAX OF 2010".....we love you, Denmark!
Chris Reehoff - Guitar
Justin Shields - Keys
Jeff Palac - Voice, Bass, Guitar, Harmonica
Rick Gladkowski - Drumkit
released 10 October 2010
"End of an Era" was recorded on June 26th & 27th of 2010
@ Uptown Recording by Dan Stock in Chicago, IL.
All music and words by Carta Marina.
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