NPR's Weekend EDITION
"Alex Bondarev of Bronx, N.Y. His band, Conversing with Oceans, also submitted a video to last year's Tiny Desk Contest. Bondarev liked the idea enough to enter again in 2017 — but when he filmed his video this year, he thought bigger."
CONVERSING WITH OCEANS TACKLES TIME ON DREAMY "PAST. PRESENT. FUTURE." EP
"CWO takes the best of indie pop, molding poppy beats and gleaming synths with dense, rhetorical questions masked in everyday conversations. Whether it’s the head turning push-and-pull of 'The Gold Rush' or the repeated motifs in 'Deeper' and 'Heart of a Poet,' Conversing With Oceans’ offering is both catchy and deep, an accessible record drenched in personal stories and searches."
Q&A: AN INTERVIEW WITH CONVERSING WITH OCEANS
"In light of his brand new 'TRILOGY' EP, we spoke to the very talented Alex Bondarev about the things, the people, and the places that have influenced his solo project, Conversing with Oceans and inspire him as a person."
STILLWATER LOS ANGELES PODCAST
"This discussion that was recorded a few months back and Alex Bondarev took a break from conversing with oceans to converse with me about remaining determined in the wake of constant failure, empathy and being stoked for others."
CONVERSING WITH OCEANS IMPRESS WITH INDIE FILMS EP
"First and foremost, this EP is masterfully crafted, with an impressive attention to detail exhibited by CwO. Every single song is layered with musical ideas, intricacies that will leave listeners picking up something new with every listen. This is certainly an EP that you will want to experience with headphones on, making sure to hone in on every fine tuned detail."
Neighborhood Tales (Episode 06): Alex Bondarev
Neighborhood Tales: A new editorial series that'll highlight the diversity of Bronx neighborhoods and help provide a visual identity, with stories told by the people who live there.
Premiere: Conversing with Oceans’ “Heart Of A Poet”
"These days, Alex hasn’t strayed from his love of sound. With Conversing with Oceans’, he’s come into his voice more than ever before, showing nothing but potential for an incredible future."
4 RISING MUST HEAR SONGWRITERS
"He continues to impress with his ability to craft a carefully layered wall of sound that has the ability to blow past genre and mere description. Each track we hear plays out like an artistic narrative that intrigues and excites. You should get hip to him now before your friends are telling you about him later."
"With nearly two decades as a musician, Alex has invaluable tips for balancing passions with responsibilities, becoming more disciplined in your creative process, and how to overcome the fear of releasing your work into the world."
Conversing with Oceans Delivers Chill Electronic “Wicked Game” Cover
"This cover of 'Wicked Game' has been updated to be more inviting to today’s chillout genre. Where Isaak has a guitar backdrop to his crooning voice, Bondarev provides a different sound with a melodic piano and less focus on the voice. This different twist produces an all-inclusive sound."
NEWS 12: BRONX MUSICIAN GETS BIG BREAK
"A local artist and his band get a chance to produce music with John Forté."
SXSW WIX MUSIC SHOWCASE WITH RANDY JACKSON
OPEN ARTIST SPOTLIGHT
"This week’s spotlight shines on a returning artist who has an upcoming benefit concert 'Stand Against Hate.'"
BRONXNET VISITS JIMMY RYAN'S
"Local musicians gathered for hurricane relief, and to spread the word of love, peace, and unity through these harsh times."
New Music Alert: “Action (Part 3)” by Conversing with Oceans
"The soundscape is magical in the way it builds up from the very first second to become a modern day masterpiece of verses and melodies that inspire our very soul. His voice flows softly and effortless through the melodies caressing our senses as we are pulled in slowly and surely falling completely inside this world he has created. Honestly the track is simply put one of the best new gems I’ve had the pleasure to hear and we can expect more amazing musical creations from this talented musician. So listen and enjoy for you are in for a wonderful ride."
CONVERSING WITH OCEANS SPOTIFY PLAYLIST TAKEOVER
"Fugees’ The Score was the first tape I’d ever purchased at a street fair in the Bronx. I remember looking at it and thinking, 'Hey! I’m a refugee!' And it blew me away — completely opened my eyes up to the raw power of music."
“Action (Part 3)” by Conversing with Oceans - A Song Review
"The allure of the voice pulls a listener into 'Action (Part 3)'; then, cleverly crafted lyrics and intelligently timed instrumental features maintain the grip."