Precambrian (10th Anniversary)

LP12 Triple Vinil (Pelagic)

Available from 16/03/2018

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10th Anniversary deluxe vinyl edition!!!
Few albums still feel relevant, fresh and contemporary-sounding, 10 years after their original release. THE OCEAN’s Precambrian, originally released in November 2007, is one such case: the band’s musically most mature and versatile album to that date, Precambrian is distinguished by complex yet intimate songwriting, huge orchestrations, subtle electronic textures and immense harmonic and dynamic density. With guests appearances by Caleb Scofield (CAVE IN, OLD MAN GLOOM), Nate Newton (CONVERGE), Tomas Hallbom (BREACH) Eric Kalsbeek (ex- TEXTURES) and musicians from the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Precambrian remains a career-defining milestone for the band, and still a fan’s favourite. While THE OCEAN have been focusing on their latest album Pelagial on recent tours, the band will be kicking off a revisitation of Precambrian with a headline set at DOOM OVER LEIPZIG Festival on April 21, 2018, where they will be performing the album in its entirety — possibly even more than just a random anniversary celebration? “There is a gap between ‘Precambrian‘ and ‘Heliocentric‘, both conceptually and musically… and it’s a tempting idea to fill that gap with a new album, that would connect the two”, Robin Staps comments. 
 
10TH ANNIVERSARY DELUXE VINYL EDITION of THE OCEAN's 2007 opus PRECAMBRIAN!! 
Gatefold with 9mm spine, diecut holes, special metallic inks, UV spot gloss varnish., 3 printed inner sleeves & 2 inlay sheets 
The 10th anniversary edition of Precambrian also comes with a bonus track: a brand new studio re-recording of 10-minutes opene r Rhyacian, featuring the current lineup with Loic Rossetti on vocals, Paul Seidel on drums and Mattias Hägerstrand on bass. 
Features guests appearances by Caleb Scofield (CAVE IN, OLD MAN GLOOM), Nate Newton (CONVERGE), Tomas Hallbom (BREACH) Eric Kalsbeek (ex- TEXTURES) and musicians from the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 
Includes download code 
“Epic in scope and flawless in execution, “Precambrian” reinforces The Ocean as one of the most exciting names in modern heavy music. Behold mind-blowing metal on a wagnerian scale” – Rock Sound, 9/10 
“Full of cinematic breadth and orchestral majesty, it’s easy to get lost in the album’s 80 minutes of rhythmic sea changes and powerful riffing. The Ocean excel in their idiosyncratic nuances and hammering insistence on this Teutonic paean to Earth’s geology” – Revolver, 4/5 
“Ambitious and epic, dense and orchestral, the latest album from Germany’s premier thinking man’s metal collective The Ocean features a dizzying array of musical and vocal styles, from Mastodonian prog jags and Fear Factory jackhammer blasts to ethereal electronics and florid classical instrumentations” – AMP, 4/5 
“… engrossing to the point where words don’t necessarily matter: The Ocean do for earth science class what Mastodon did for Melville: make learning brutal” – Decibel, 9/10 
“An ape-sized thorn to religious types who believe Earth is 2000 years old. Badalamenti-inspired passages and heaps of classical instrumentation finding a healthy home during the ascents and descents of crooned dark rock, Mr. Bungle-playfulness, Neur-Isis dirges and DEP/NIN electronica. Astounding work.” – Terrorizer, 9 /10 
For fans of BREACH, CULT OF LUNA, ISIS, CONVERGE, ROSETTA, RUSSIAN CIRCLES, MONO and MASTODON
TRACKLIST
side A: 
1. Hadean / The Long March of the Yes-Men 
2. Eoarchaean / The Great Void 
3. Paleoarchaean / Man and the Sea
side B:
4. Mesoarchaean / Legions of Winged Octopi
5. Neoarchaean / To Burn the Duck of Doubt
 
side C: 
1. Siderian 
2. Rhyacian / Untimely Meditations 
3. Orosirian / For the Great Blue Cold Now Reigns
side D:
4. Statherian
5. Calymmian / Lake Disappointment
 
side E: 
6. Ectasian / De Profundis 
7. Stenian / Mount Sorrow 
side F:
8. Tonian / Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
9. Cryogenian
10. Rhyacian (2017 studio version)
 

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