Brazzaville - Dream-Sea (South China Sea Music, 2018)

Brazzaville was founded by David Arthur Brown in Los Angeles in 1997. Brazzaville’s songs are filled with images of outcasts and misfits dreaming of escaping to a better world. He grew up in Koreatown in the 1980s. His father, a trucker, used to take him to the shipyards in San Pedro to pick up containers and haul them to the trains in Vernon.

Manifesto: Brazzaville is dedicated to the naïve idea that the world is a beautiful place filled with wonder. We believe that there is another reality, just below the surface of our waking world, in which all is well. This is the true reality for us. We are committed to becoming less afraid of the world around us by helping others whenever possible. We love playing music and we dream of having a ship that runs on waste oil so that we may travel the seven seas making new friends and eating salted cod and mangosteen.