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The Ocean (или The Ocean Collective) – это экспериментальная post-metal команда из Берлина, Германия. Их творчество объединяет в себе элементы современного хардкора и техничного металла с классической музыкой и электронными звуковыми пейзажами. Группа часто описывает свое звучание как «ambient soundtrack doomrock».

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Команда основана в 2000-м гитаристом и композитором по имени Robin Staps. На протяжении следующих двух лет около 40 музыкантов засветились в составе группы, пока он окончательно не был утвержден. В июле 2002-го The Ocean отыграли свой первый концерт в Берлинском полулегальном клубе Eimer Club (сейчас он закрыт). В скором времени после этого группа выпустила свой первый альбом «Islands/Tides» — 30-минутная композиция, в которой также присутствовали отрывки из ранних живых выступлений группы.

После совместного тура с шведской crust punk командой Coma в начале 2003-го, группа подписала контракт с лейблом Make My Day Records, который издал ЕР «Fogdiver», состоящий из пяти инструментальных композиций – несмотря на то, что на сцене во время выступлений The Ocean Collective можно было найти как минимум двух вокалистов. В отличии от своей предшественницы, пластинка получила признание среди критиков самых различных направлений.

На протяжении зимы и весны 2004-го, The Ocean записывали материал для двух своих следующих релизов. В записи принимал участие целый оркестр, включающий 6 скрипок, 5 виолончелей, кларнеты и флейты. Более спокойная и атмосферная часть этой рекординговой сессии была издана как альбом «Fluxion» в августе 2004-го, вышедший на лейблах Make My Day и Throne Records. Вокал, появившийся на записи, сделал альбом более сложным к восприятию, чем инструментальный «Fogdiver». Тем не менее, альбом был принят критиками с большим энтузиазмом. «Это немецкий ответ Isis и Neurosis, причем без копирования кого-либо из них», писал журнал OX. Весной 2004го The Ocean отыграл концерты в Германии, Австрии, Голландии, Бельгии, Чехии и Польше во время трехнедельного тура. Осенью последовала серия концертов вместе с Nasum и Cult Of Luna.

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После подписания контракта с Metal Blade Records летом 2005-го, все оставшиеся записанные треки были изданы как альбом «Aeolian». Вначале «Fluxion» и «Aeolian» были задуманы как двойной CD с мягкой и брутальной частями, но этот план не удался. Поэтому «Aeolian» очень сильно отличается от своего предшественника. В отличие от предыдущего альбома, достаточно жестко используются классические инструменты и электронные сэмплы, делая звучание более минималистическим. И если в записи «Fluxion» принял участие один вокалист, то на пластинке «Aeolian» их уже семеро, включая Tomas Hallbom (Breach), Nate Newton (Converge / Old Man Gloom) и Sean Ingram (Coalesce). Альбом был сведен шведским маэстро Магнусом Линдбергом (Cult Of Luna). В 2006 группа провела пять месяцев в туре, представляя новый альбом по всей Европе — от Швеции до Португалии, включая участие в ряде крупных фестивалей — Summer Breeze (Германия), Brutal Assault (Чехия) и St Feliu (Испания). Позже в этом же году была издана виниловая версия «Fluxion» и «Aeolian» на лейбле Throne Records.

Последователем «Aeolian» стал потрясающий двухдисковый альбом «Precambrian», который открыл новую грандиозную ветку в истории этого коллектива. Ежедневная работа над релизом длилась на протяжении полугода, чтобы создать около 90 минут музыки, рассредоточенной между двумя очень отдаленными и разными дисками. Этот релиз показывает абсолютно новые музыкальные территории, к исследованию которых группа начала приобщаться последним временем. Давно испробованные фирменные элементы музыки The Ocean соединились воедино с грязным хардкором и огромными оркестровыми пространствами, нежными электронными текстурами, безмерными гармоничными сущностями и динамической шириной.

История создания этого двойного альбома простирается практически по всей планете. Всё началось в северной Финляндии, где барабаны и большая часть гитар была записана, в тотальной изоляции, в отдаленном деревянном амбаре в марте 2007-го. Продолжение работы имело место в собственной студии группы в Берлине, после чего последовали туры в северную Швецию, Бельгию, Нидерланды, Лос-Анджелес и Сиэттл, где были записаны локальные контрибьюции для альбома. Запись обрела окончательную форму на восточном побережье США, где альбом был смикширован Эндрю Шнейдером (Unsane, Pelican, Cave-In) в Нью-Йорке и был окончательно сведен Найком Зампелло (Converge, Isis). На альбоме засветились следующие музыканты: Caleb Scofield (Cave In, Old Man Gloom), Nate Newton (Converge, Doomriders), David Hellion (Integrity), Tomas Hallbom (Breach), Eric Kalsbeek (Textures) и весь Берлинский Филармонический Оркестр. Обложку к альбому снова рисовал Martin Kvamme, который наиболее известен по своим работам над обложками для проектов Майка Пэттона (Fantomas, Tomahawk) и который уже делал группе обложку для «Aeolian».

После записи альбома последовал четырехнедельный тур по Европе вместе с The Black Dahlia Murder, минитур с Ephel Duath и полуторамесячный тур с Intronaut и War From A Harlots Mouth. В этом году The Ocean также не прекращает активно гастролировать — сразу после западноевропейского вояжа вместе с Rotten Sound, Victims и Trap Them, группа отправляется в сольный тур по Восточной Европе.

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В апреле 2009 года было объявлено, что вокалист Mike Pilat уходит из группы по личным причинам и другим обязательствам. 17 ноября 2009 года Robin Staps объявил, что новый вокалист найден — Loic Rossetti.

The Ocean выпустили два альбома в 2010 году, Heliocentric 9 апреля и Anthropocentric 9 ноября. Взятые вместе, эти два альбома "представляют собой фундаментальную и философскую критику христианства».
В Heliocentric описывается внутренняя борьба в Католической Церкви с гелиоцентризмом Коперника и Галилея, а Anthropocentric критикует фундаменталистскую протестантскую точку зрения креационизма.

The Ocean объявили, что свой первый концертный DVD будет снят 29 января 2011 года в Берлине в Museum fur Musikinstrumente и будет содержать только треки с альбома Precambrian.

3-го августа 2011 года The Ocean анонсировали через Facebook, что Robin Staps работает над материалом для нового альбома. Они заявили, что запись начнется в начале 2012 года и намекнули на возможность выпуска еще одного двойного альбома. В сентябре 2012 года на веб-сайте MetalSucks, Робин заявил, что новый альбом выйдет в апреле или мае 2013 года и на нем будет очень мало вокала, если вообще будет вокал, но уточнил, что Лоик остается вокалистом группы, несмотря на изменения в стиле.

26-29 апреля 2013 года новый альбом Pelagial увидел свет. Как заявил Robin Staps “Альбом оригинально был задуман инструментальным, но в процессе записи я и Loic не смогли удержаться и записали несколько вокальных партий и… теперь на альбоме пристуствует вокал; все же, мы решили выпустить обе версии в виде двойного альбома, а также планируем играть в таком же виде и на концертах — с вокалом и без”

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The Ocean 2002 Untitled (Islands-Tides) (Self Released)

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Tracklist:

1 Siam 8:30
2 Islands I 6:11
3 Islands II 9:12
4 Sink 2:03
5 Tides 14:22

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Notes:

Released a month after the band's first concert (July 4, 2002).

From the liner notes:
"This is a do-it-yourself recording. Give us your money or your studio and we will be able to realize many more of our visions of where this music can be taken."

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The Ocean 2003 Fogdiver EP (Make My Day Records ‎– MMD 008)

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Tracklist:

1 Fogdiver 3:46
2 Endusers 3:10
3 The Melancholy Epidemic 8:43
4 Isla De La Luna 9:01
5 The Long Road To Nha Trang 5:17

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Credits:

Artwork By – Gerd Kornmann
Bass – Jonathan Heine
Cello – Rebekka Mahnke
Drums – Torge Ließmann
Engineer – Alex Hornbach, Hannes Schulze, Robin Staps
Guitar – Robin Staps
Mastered By – Michael Schwabe
Mixed By – Hannes Schulze, Robin Staps
Other [Live Visuals] – Nils Lindenhayn
Percussion – Gerd Kornmann
Vocals [Live] – Markus Gundall
Written-By – Robin Staps

Notes:

The Ocean's debut album.
Unlike the band's other releases, this one is entirely instrumental.

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The Ocean 2004 Fluxion (Make My Day Records ‎– MMD 015, Throne Records ‎– CHAPTER 17)

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Tracklist:

1 Nazca 4:52
2 The Human Stain 8:39
3 Comfort Zones 4:00
4 Fluxion 4:21
5 Equinox 4:19
6 Loopholes 1:30
7 Dead On The Whole 5:06
8 Isla Del Sol 9:14
9 The Greatest Bane 14:33

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Credits:

Artwork By – Alonso Urbanos, Robin Staps
Backing Vocals – Alex Roos, Nico Webers, Thomas Herold
Bass – Jonathan Heine
Cello – Rebekka Mahnke
Clarinet – Tove Langhoff
Drums – Torge Ließmann
Engineer – Alex Hornbach, Robin Staps
Guitar – Andreas Hillebrand, Robin Staps
Mastered By – Michael Schwabe
Other [Juggling] – Flat F
Other [Live Visuals] – Nils Lindenhayn
Percussion – Gerd Kornmann
Violin – Demeter Braun
Vocals – Gerd Kornmann, Meta
Written-By – Robin Staps

Notes:

The Ocean's second album.
Comes in a digipak with lyrics and liner notes printed in transparent varnish on dark blue background.

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The Ocean 2005 Aeolian (Metal Blade Records ‎– 3984-14557-2)

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Tracklist:

1 The City In The Sea 7:33
2 Dead Serious And Highly Professional 1:28
3 Austerity 9:40
4 Killing The Flies 7:13
5 Une Saison En Enfer 4:58
6 Necrobabes.com 2:14
7 One With The Ocean 2:35
8 Swoon 5:00
9 Queen Of The Food Chain 7:10
10 Inertia 6:42

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Credits:

Artwork By – Martin Kvamme
Bass – Gordon Hünies, Jonathan Heine
Cello – Yuky Ryang
Drums – Torge Ließmann
Engineer – Robin Staps
Guitar – Andreas Hillebrand, Robin Staps
Mastered By – Magnus Lindberg
Other [Visuals] – Nils Lindenhayn
Percussion – Gerd Kornmann
Vocals – Ercüment Kasalar, Karsten Albrecht, Meta, Nate Newton, Nico Webers, Sean Ingram, Tomas Hallbom
Written-By – Robin Staps

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Notes:

The Ocean's third album.
The release date for the North American/Japanese version was March 7th, 2006.
The European version of the album comes in a white cardboard slipcase with gold print. It also features a data track with a band biography, band and individual member pictures, and a digital version of the album artwork, as well as an AVI clip of "Queen Of the Foodchain"

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The Ocean 2007 Precambrian (2CD) (Metal Blade Records ‎– 3984-14643-2)

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Tracklist:

Disc 1: »Hadean/Archaean«
I. Hadean
1 Hadean [The Long March Of The Yes-Men] 3:38
II. Archaean
2 Eoarchaean [The Great Void] 4:46
3 Palaeoarchaean [Man And The Sea] 2:46
4 Mesoarchaean [Legions Of Winged Octopoi] 5:20
5 Neoarchaean [To Burn The Duck Of Doubt] 5:24

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Disc 2: »Proterozoic«
III. Palaeoproterozoic
1 Siderian 1:57
2 Rhyacian [Untimely Meditations] 10:57
3 Orosirian [For The Great Blue Cold Now Reigns] 6:29
4 Statherian 5:58
IV. Mesoproterozoic
5 Calymmian [Lake Disappointment] 8:19
6 Ectasian [De Profundis] 8:58
7 Stenian [Mount Sorrow] 8:20
V. Neoproterozoic
8 Tonian [Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind] 7:18
9 Cryogenian 3:30

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Credits:

Artwork By – Martin Kvamme
Bass – Mike Pilat
Co-producer – Jonas Olsson
Drums – Torge Ließmann
Engineer – Jonas Olsson
Guitar – Matt Beels, Robin Staps
Lyrics By – Robin Staps
Producer – Robin Staps

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Notes:

The album concept follows the classification of geologic ages during the "Precambrian" period. Every song that is not an instrumental has two titles: a primary one that refers to a geologic age and a secondary one that is derived from the lyrics.
Disc 2 contains a data track with band pictures and biographical information.

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The Ocean 2009 Fluxion (Remastered)

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Tracklist:

1 Nazca 4:40
2 The Human Stain 8:06
3 Comfort Zones 4:00
4 Fluxion 4:18
5 Equinox 4:14
6 Loopholes 1:27
7 Dead On The Whole 5:06
8 Isla Del Sol 10:32
9 The Greatest Bane 14:32

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Credits:

Artwork By [Concept And Design] – Martin Kvamme / Svein Kvamme, Robin Staps
Bass Guitar – Jonathan Heine
Cello – Rebekka Mahnke
Clarinet – Tove Langhoff
Drums – Torge Ließmann
Guitar, Sampler, Percussion – Robin Staps
Music By, Words By, Arranged By – Robin Staps
Recorded By [Additional Vocals] – Michael Pilat
Recorded By, Producer – Robin Staps
Remix, Remastered By – Julien Fehlmann
Violin – Demeter Braun
Vocals – Alex Roos, Meta, Nico Webers, Thomas Herold
Vocals, Percussion – Gerd Kornmann

Notes:

Housed in a slipcase.

'Fluxion' was originally recorded and produced in 2004 at OCEANLAND studios, Berlin.
Additional vocals recorded at The Bloodstained Vaults, Warrington, U.K. January 2009.
Remixed and remastered at Studio Mécanique in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland.

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The Ocean 2010 Heliocentric (Metal Blade Records ‎– 3984-14899-0)

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Tracklist:

1 Shamayim 1:53
2 Firmament 7:29
3 The First Commandment Of The Luminaries 6:47
4 Ptolemy Was Wrong 6:28
5 Metaphysics Of The Hangman 5:41
6 Catharsis Of A Heretic 2:08
7 Swallowed By The Earth 4:59
8 Epiphany 3:21
9 The Origin Of Species 7:23
10 The Origin Of God 4:33

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Credits:

Bass, Vocals – Louis Jucker
Cello – Esther Monnat
Contrabass – Lionel Gafner
Design [Art Design] – Martin Kvamme
Drums – Luc Hess
Engineer, Mixed By, Sounds – Julien Fehlmann
Guitar – Jonathan Nido
Mastered By – Svante Forsbäck
Piano – Vincent Membrez
Saxophone – Jérôme Correa
Trombone – Robert Gutowski
Trumpet – Hans Albert Staps
Vibraphone – James Yates
Viola – Céline Portat
Violin – Estelle Beiner
Vocals – Loïc Rossetti
Written By, Arranged By, Producer, Guitar, Electronics – Robin Staps

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Notes:

Recorded between July and November 2009.
Drums recorded at Studio Mécanique, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland.
Strings and saxophone recorded at ABC Theatre, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland.
Guitars and bass recorded at our homes.
Trombone, vibraphone and vocals recorded at Hidden Planet Studios, Berlin, Germany.
Trumpet recorded at Robin's dad's house in the woods.
Mixed at Studio Mécanique.
Mastered at Chartmakers, Helsinki, Finland, January 6th 2010.
Track 2 contains words adapted from the King James Bible, Genesis 1:6-29.
Track 3 contains words adapted from 1 Enoch 72:2-5.
Comes in a special cardboard gatefold with 7 Tarot Cards

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The Ocean 2010 Anthropocentric (Metal Blade Records ‎– 14930-0)

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Tracklist:

1 Anthropocentric 9:24
2 The Grand Inquisitor I: Karamazov Baseness 5:02
3 She Was The Universe 5:39
4 For He That Wavereth... 2:06
5 The Grand Inquisitor II: Roots & Locusts 6:33
6 The Grand Inquisitor III: A Tiny Grain Of Faith 1:55
7 Sewers Of The Soul 3:43
8 Wille Zum Untergang 6:02
9 Heaven TV 5:03
10 The Almightiness Contradiction 4:34

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Credits:

Arranged By – Robin Staps
Arranged By [String Arrangements] – R. Staps
Bass, Vocals – Louis Jucker
Design [Art Design] – Martin Kvamme
Drums – Luc Hess
Engineer – Julien Fehlmann
Guitar [Guitars] – Jonathan Nido
Guitar [Guitars], Electronics – Robin Staps
Lyrics By – R. Staps
Mastered By [Chartmakers] – Svante Forsbäck (tracks: 4, 7 to 10)
Mastered By [Hidden Planet Studios] – Jan Oberg (tracks: 1 to 3, 5, 6)
Mixed By – J. Fehlmann
Producer – R. Staps
Recorded By [Drums, Strings] – Julien Fehlmann
Sounds [Sound] – Julien Fehlmann
Vocals – Loïc Rossetti

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Notes:

Recorded between July 2009 and July 2010.
Drums recorded at Studio Mécanique, strings recorded at ABC Théatre, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland.
Guitars and bass recorded at our homes and at Studio Mécanique.
Additional cello recorded at Hidden Planet Studios, Berlin, Germany.
Vocals recorded at the new Oceanland Studios, in a secret place on the Spanish coast.
Mastered at Chartmakers, Helsinki, Finland and at Hidden Planet Studios, Berlin, Germany.
The lyrics of track 3 contain excerpts of the poem 'Darkness' by Lord Byron.
4 and 7 contain words by Friedrich Nietzsche.
The lyrics of this album were largely inspired by Fyodor Dostoyevsky's 'The Brothers Karamazov', particularly the chapter
The Grand Inquisitor, and contain many quotes and allusions to said novel.
Comes in a special cardboard gatefold with a fold-out poster.

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The Ocean 2010 Heliocentric & Anthropocentric Box-Set (4LP) (Pelagic Records ‎– PEL 004, PEL 008)

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Heliocentric

A1 Shamayim
A2 Firmament
A3 The First Commandment Of The Luminaries
B1 Ptolemy Was Wrong
B2 Metaphysics Of The Hangman
B3 Catharsis Of A Heretic
B4 Swallowed By The Earth
C1 Epiphany
C2 The Origin Of Species
C3 The Origin Of God

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Anthropocentric

A1 Anthropocentric
A2 The Grand Inquisitor I: Karamazov Baseness
B1 She Was The Universe
B2 For He That Wavereth...
B3 The Grand Inquisitor II: Roots & Locusts
B4 The Grand Inquisitor III: A Tiny Grain Of Faith
C1 Sewers Of The Soul
C2 Wille Zum Untergang
C3 Heaven TV
C4 The Almightiness Contradiction

The limited box is designed to hold 2 gatefold covers and 4x 180g vinyl records: the "Heliocentric" album and the "Anthropocentric" album album which was released in December 2010.
The box set is limited to 1500 copies.

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The Ocean 2010 Heliocentric/Anthropocentric/Heliocentral/Anthropocentral (4CD Box Set) (Pelagic Records ‎– PEL 005)

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4-х дисковое издание Heliocentric и Anthropocentric с бонусными инструментальными версиями альбомов — Heliocentral и Anthropocentral соответственно.

Heliocentral

1 Shamayim (Instrumental) 1:53
2 Firmament (Instrumental) 7:30
3 The First Commandment Of The Luminaries (Instrumental) 6:48
4 Ptolemy Was Wrong (Instrumental) 6:32
5 Metaphysics Of The Hangman (Instrumental) 5:46
6 Catharsis Of A Heretic (Instrumental) 2:13
7 Swallowed By The Earth (Instrumental) 5:02
8 Epiphany (Instrumental) 3:23
9 The Origin Of Species (Instrumental) 7:23
10 The Origin Of God (Instrumental) 4:30

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Anthropocentral

1 Anthropocentric (Instrumental) 9:23
2 The Grand Inquisitor I: Karamazov Baseness (Instrumental) 5:02
3 She Was The Universe (Instrumental) 5:39
4 For He That Wavereth (Instrumental) 2:07
5 The Grand Inquisitor II: Roots & Locusts (Instrumental) 6:34
6 The Grand Inquisitor III: A Tiny Grain Of Faith (Instrumental) 1:56
7 Sewers Of The Soul (Instrumental) 3:44
8 Wille Zum Untergang (Instrumental) 6:03
9 Heaven TV (Instrumental) 5:01
10 The Almightiness Contradiction (Instrumental) 4:23

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The Ocean 2012 The Grand Inquisitor (10'' Vinyl) (Pelagic Records ‎– PEL 020)

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Винил выпущен в 4-х вариантах оформления.

Tracklist:

A1 The Grand Inquisitor I : Karamasov Baseness
A2 The Grand Inquisitor II : Roots & Locusts
B1 The Grand Inquisitor III : A Tiny Grain Of Faith
B2 The Grand Inquisitor IV : Exclusion From Redemption

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The Ocean 2013 Pelagial (2CD) (Metal Blade Records — 3984-15190-2)

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CD1

01. Epipelagic 01:12
02. Mesopelagic: The Uncanny 05:56
03. Bathyalpelagic I: Impasses 04:24
04. Bathyalpelagic II: The Wish in Dreams 03:18
05. Bathyalpelagic III: Disequillibrated 04:27
06. Abyssopelagic I: Boundless Vasts 03:27
07. Abyssopelagic II: Signals of Anxiety 05:05
08. Hadopelagic I: Omen of the Deep 01:07
09. Hadopelagic II: Let Them Believe 09:17
10. Demersal: Cognitive Dissonance 09:05
11. Benthic: The Origin of Our Wishes 05:55

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CD2:

01. Epipelagic (Instrumental) 01:12
02. Mesopelagic: The Uncanny (Instrumental) 05:56
03. Bathyalpelagic I: Impasses (Instrumental) 04:24
04. Bathyalpelagic II: The Wish in Dreams (Instrumental) 03:18
05. Bathyalpelagic III: Disequillibrated (Instrumental) 04:27
06. Abyssopelagic I: Boundless Vasts (Instrumental) 03:27
07. Abyssopelagic II: Signals of Anxiety (Instrumental) 05:05
08. Hadopelagic I: Omen of the Deep (Instrumental) 01:07
09. Hadopelagic II: Let Them Believe (Instrumental) 09:17
10. Demersal: Cognitive Dissonance (Instrumental) 09:05
11. Benthic: The Origin of Our Wishes (Instrumental) 05:55

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pe·la·gi·al [puh-ley-jee-uh l] – 1. Of, relating to, or living in open oceans or seas rather than waters adjacent to land or inland waters; such as, pelagic birds. 2. Living or growing at or near the surface of the ocean, far from land, as certain organisms. 3. Of or pertaining to the sea; marine

The Ocean’s past two years of existence have been some of the most exhilarating in their eleven year history. The band completed tours in North America and Europe, as is common for many bands, but they added Russia, including Siberia, as well as China, Hong Kong, Southeast Asia, and Australia to the collage of stamps in their passports. Opeth, Dillinger Escape Plan, Between The Buried and Me and Devin Townsend are only some of the bands that The Ocean have supported on tour during their campaign to promote Heliocentric and Anthropocentric. The band’s tireless efforts have afforded them one of the most truly worldwide fan bases in heavy music.

Now, after returning to Berlin, Switzerland (an oft-used inside joking, pointing out the member’s origins), The Ocean have resurfaced with what could be their most deep piece of work to date, Pelagial: a progressive masterwork, written, recorded, mixed and mastered as one single 53-minutes piece of music.

The concept of the album is made evident in its title, Pelagial. Listeners will be further submersed as they journey with the band, beginning at the surface of the ocean and plunging through all five pelagic depth zones: epipelagic, mesopelagic, bathyalpelagic, abyssopelagic, and hadopelagic. In synch with diminishing light and increasing pressure as one dives or sinks deeper into the ocean, the album begins rather light and progressively gets heavier and slows as the band reaches the unfathomable depths of the hadopelagic zone, characterized by complete darkness and a thousandfold increased pressure as compared to surface level. What is amazing about Pelagial is that this is not some detached conceptual idea; this can actually be heard and felt while listening to the album.

Pelagial is one continuous piece of music. The tracks, or episodes, are connected by interludes of underwater sounds and samples taken from old submarine movies, which give the album a claustrophobic “Das Boot”-kind of atmosphere. “There are track marks, and there are actual songs built into this larger structure, but the whole album is a journey rather than a number of loose tracks… some riffs appear in the first 2 minutes of the album and then reappear 30 minutes later”, comments Staps. It’s an experience that will reward repeated listens.

“My original plan was to write a stepless musical progression, like a continuous colour blending from white to black, says Staps, “but I soon realized that it could not be that linear. It needed to stay interesting after all, and this is something that is usually best achieved by employing unforeseeable elements. In the end, any good idea must be put into perspective by its musical impact.” And so the listener will experience swirls and vertical currents while listening to the album; short, unexpected faster passages in between, sudden tempo changes that will make them feel like they’re rising again for a short bit — but the general direction remains very clear: “You can feel from the beginning, it’s going down. Deeper and deeper.”

This continuous downward movement is also reflected in the album’s sound: starting with a clean, produced “surface”-sound and progressing towards a more open, ambient, distorted and abrasive sound for the doomy depth-passages at the end of the album. To make that happen, Jens Bogren (Opeth, Katatonia) had to face the challenge of mix the album in one go, which resulted in the epic amount of 288 audio tracks!

Originally conceptualized as an instrumental album, Pelagial now comes in 2 different versions that will be released together: with vocals and instrumental.

In early 2012, vocalist Loïc Rossetti has been facing severe health problems due to the band’s relentless touring activities and needed a break. Furthermore, the album concept, at first glance, did not really seem fit for vocals: “we obviously did not want to sing about battles between sperm whales and giant squids”, comments Staps. But Rossetti recovered during 2012 and the decision was made to have him on the album. “Loïc is the frontman of this band and we all felt that The Ocean and this album needed him”, says guitarist Jonathan Nido, “and though we were all quite used to the instrumentals, I’m glad we decided to record vocals in the end, because it really adds a new dimension to the album that was not there before”.

Analogous to the journey from the surface into the depths of the sea, the album’s lyrics take the listener on a journey into the abysses of the human mind.Much like the protagonists in Andrey Tarkovsky’s movie “Stalker”, Pelagial is a psychological journey through different zones, towards our own inner self and subconscious… “towards the essence and origins of our desires, wishes, dreams, and all the fucked up attributes inside of our own inner selves that generate and shape them,” says Staps.

In the movie, three men are travelling towards the heart of a zone at the center of which one’s wishes are said to come true. But the closer they get, the more insecure they become with regards to what they should actually wish for, and fear arises that even those wishes which they have no control over, which they may not even be aware of, might come true. The protagonists are confronted with their own nature, the true essence of their characters, and this essentially leads them to their own demise. This topic is the lyrical backbone of Pelagial. “There’s a lot of Freud-references in the song titles and lyrics, but a lot of the lyrics are very personal, and in that completely different from the -centric albums”, comments Staps.

Pelagial comes in a 10-panel digipak with epic artwork by Seldon Hunt. A special acrylic boxset edition of the album will be released through the band’s own Pelagic Records, on both CD and 4×10″ vinyl formats. These special acrylic boxes will contain the CD digipak or the 2 vinyl gatefolds respectively; which will be “buried” underneath 5 thick acrylic layers coloured in different hues of transparent blue, reflecting the individual pelagic depth zones. These acrylic layers and boxes are currently being manufactured in China, and will be silk-screen printed in Berlin with artwork by Martin Kvamme in April. The boxsets will also come with an extra DVD featuring a 5:1 dolby surround mix of the instrumental album, and the Pelagial movie by Craig Murray (Nine Inch Nails, Converge), which the band will also show as live video projections during their shows. This movie, which is the meticulous work of shooting, cutting and editing for a whole year, visualizes the journey into the depths and is completes the holistic music and visual art project that is Pelagial.

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