THE OCEAN // PHANEROZOIC II - MOSS VINYL (2LP)
– "Moss“ edition
– 2 LPs, 180 gram vinyl
– 16mm spine triple-gatefold with diecuts on all 6 panels, printed on special embossed 400 g/sm rock paper
– 2 printed inner sleeves
– 9 round-shaped inserts
In the middle of the global pandemic, The Ocean are about to conclude their most engrossing endeavour to date. In 2018, they released Phanerozoic I: Palaeozoic – the first half of a sprawling but superbly cohesive palaeontology concept album. On September 25th, The Ocean are poised to release the eagerly-awaited concluding parts of the Phanerozoic journey. In contrast with the compositional directness of Phanerozoic I, the new album - Phanerozoic II: Mesozoic | Cenozoic - is a vastly more progressive and perverse piece of work. A profound cautionary tale, Phanerozoic II is underpinned by some of the most imaginative and challenging music that The Ocean have made yet.
Tracked in Iceland, Spain and Germany and produced by esteemed studio guru Jens Bogren, the album is once again blessed with the presence of Katatonia’s Jonas Renkse, whose peerless vocals find another sublime backdrop during the second half of mammoth epic Jurassic / Cretaceous. Divided into two sections - Mesozoic and Cenozoic - the album once again showcases the detail and depth that have become two of The Ocean's most enduring trademarks. Released into a world in turmoil, Phanerozoic II will provide fans of adventurous and challenging music with all the sonic and philosophical sustenance they have come to expect from this most intuitively progressive German / Swiss / Swedish musicians collective.
2. Jurassic | Cretaceous
6. Miocene | Pliocene