After the success of Codeine's Frigid Stars LP, the trio of Stephen Immerwahr, John Engle, and Chris Brokaw booked time at Harold Dessau Recording in June 1992 to track an eight-song sophomore album. A few days and a couple of unexplainable high-pitched frequencies later, the record was scrapped, shelved, and forgotten about.
“The pulse of the songs was harder to find and playing at that pace is, well, less forgiving,” guitarist John Engle remarked. “Sometimes it felt like whatever we were playing might collapse in the space between notes. Beginning with ‘Sea,’ we played just enough to propel us forward.”
- Codeine Sea