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THE OCEAN back in the UK with Rotten Sound

by on Jan.24, 2008, under Metal Music News

Berlin postcore collective THE OCEAN head back to the UK for two shows with Rotten Sound, Victims and Trap Them in March.

Rotten Sound + THE OCEAN + Victims + Trap Them

March 2008

23rd    COLCHESTER – Arts Centre
24th    LONDON – Underworld

THE OCEAN “Precambrian” back-story!

Berlin’s THE OCEAN are one of the few bands that stand out because of their musical depth, seriousness and high artistic standards. THE OCEAN return with an extensive concept album that is completely unique and demands the listener’s utmost attention.
 
The double disc “PRECAMBRIAN” is the soundtrack to the beginning of evolution, subdivided into two successive geological eons (“Hadean/Archean” and “Proterozoic”). The songs are divided into 5 subordinate eras, with the song titles carrying the names of subordinate geological periods. Disc 1 features the typical THE OCEAN brutality while Disc 2 shows the deeper, more emotional side of what the collective also stands for.
 
“Precambrian” will be available as a deluxe digipack and was recorded in the band’s own Oceanland studio as well as in Sweden, Belgium, the Netherlands, Los Angeles and Seattle. Once again the incredible artwork was done by highly acclaimed artist Martin Kvamme (FANTOMAS, TOMAHAWK, PATTON/KAADA).
 
Mastermind Robin Staps about “Precambrian”: “Please try to absorb this album in its entirety – artwork, lyrics and music is one, and each song only unfurls its full meaning in the context of all other songs and art on the album. “Precambrian” is our stance against myspace-induced volatileness and transience, against the post-modern notion of music as unseizable data, against a perception of music in terms of how much space it takes up on your hard-drive… it is an album for people who still believe in the idea that an album can be more, and should be more, than the sum of its tracks.”

Tracklist:

CD 1 “Hadean / Archean”
I Hadean
1 Hadean
II Archean
2 Eorchean
3 Paleoachean
4 Mesoarchean
5 Neoarchean
 
CD 2 “Proterozoic”
III Palaeoproterozoic
1 Siderian
2 Rhyacian
3 Orosirian
4 Statherian
IV Mesoproterozoic
5 Calymmian
6 Ectasian
7 Stenian
V Neoproterozoic
8 Tonian
9 Cryogenian
 
“Precambrian” runs 84 minutes in total, features guest appearances by Scofield (CAVE IN, ZOZOBA, OLD MAN GLOOM), Nate Newton (CONVERGE, DOOMRIDERS), Dwid Hellion (INTEGRITY), Tomas Hallbom (BREACH), Eric Kalsbeek (TEXTURES) as well as musicians of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and is out now on Metal Blade Records.


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