2 bands from very different cultural origins, Japan and Germany… yet spiritually akin and connected by many similarities: a cinematic approach to music, based on lengthy, escalating compositions… the fact that both bands have existed for more than 15 years and released multiple albums since their inception; that they have toured many times around the globe, visiting off-the-beaten-track territories like Siberia, New Zealand, South East Asia and South America; and finally their shared passion for double albums, such as THE OCEAN’s "Heliocentric" / "Anthropocentric", and MONO’s "The Last Dawn / Rays Of Darkness".
It only makes sense that these two bands will now tour together - and release new music just in time for their extended European run, in form of a split LP. Two songs, only one by each band - but 24 minutes of new music altogether.
1. Death In Reverse - Mono
2. The Quiet Observer - The Ocean