As the sixth track on Ocean Grove‘s The Rhapsody Tapes, “Slow Soap Soak” brings in a whole lot of chill, with a whole lot of weirdness. We love it.
Sandwiched in between the grunge ballad flavour of “The Wrong Way” and the harder hitting “These Boys Light Fires”, “Slow Soap Soak” is the eclectic collection of sounds you never saw coming. It is sweet heavy distorted bass, trumpet accents, fiery drums, digital noise and a lot of sounds, including what sounds like a glass jar being tapped at one point. Despite the chaos, it’s a great song. “Slow Soap Soak” feels fun and free. Completely random. Completely odd world music.
In our chat with Ocean Grove’s drummer and producer Sam Bassall, he shared that the track was created by studio member Running Touch, and that their first reaction was “complete laughter and a state of shock“, quickly adding “We simply had to put it on the record“.
Sam went on to say, “Early on in The Rhapsody Tapes discussions, We stated we wanted to be able to write whatever we felt like – even if that meant having a song which was purely just a drum solo and some whack noises (which I guess ended up being “Slow Soap Soak”?).”
Check out “Slow Soap Soak” for yourself and see what you think!