The Ocean presents the instrumental version of their latest album, »Holocene«, which was just released this Friday, June 16th, 2023 via Pelagic Records.
01. Preboreal (Instrumental)
02. Boreal (Instrumental)
03. Sea Of Reeds (Instrumental)
04. Atlantic (Instrumental)
05. Subboreal (Instrumental)
06. Unconformities (Instrumental)
07. Parabiosis (Instrumental)
08. Subatlantic (Instrumental)
Courtesy of Push Media Promotion:
June 16, 2023 sees the release of the instrumental version of The Ocean’s »Holocene« on all digital streaming platforms. As most of you probably know, we’ve been releasing instrumental versions of all of our albums in all formats ever since »Heliocentic«. We feel that they offer a different perspective on the music, not competing with the vocal versions but coexisting in the same sphere. All The Ocean albums are written as instrumentals initially – adding vocals is always the final step, and the greatest transformation that these songs go through during the writing process when Loïc adds his black magic to them.
The instrumental version of »Holocene« is available on vinyl and CD format also, as part of the ltd. »Holocene« boxset. A standalone version is available for retail, and as of today also through the Pelagic shop.
Listen to the whole album on your favorite platform HERE!
Photo by Jaqueline Vanek
The Ocean will be going out on a co-headlining tour with This Will Destroy You in Europe this fall:
25/09 – CZ Prague, Rock Café 🇨🇿
26/09 – PL Poznan, Tama 🇵🇱
27/09 – PL Krakow, Kamienna12 🇵🇱
28/09 – DE Leipzig, Anker 🇩🇪
29/09 – DE Cologne, Euroblast 🇩🇪
30/09 – NL Groningen, Vera 🇳🇱
01/10 – UK Brighton, Chalk 🇬🇧
02/10 – UK Bristol, The Fleece 🇬🇧
03/10 – UK Nottingham, Rescue Rooms 🇬🇧
05/10 – UK Glasgow, Classic Grand 🇬🇧
06/10 – UK Leeds, Project House 🇬🇧
07/10 – UK Manchester, Gorilla 🇬🇧
08/10 – UK London, Electric Ballroom 🇬🇧
09/10 – NL Haarlem, Patronaat 🇳🇱
10/10 – FR Paris, La Machine 🇫🇷
11/10 – CH Solothurn, Kofmehl 🇨🇭
12/10 – CH Geneva, PTR/ L’Usine 🇨🇭
13/10 – FR Toulouse, Metronum 🇫🇷
14/10 – ES Barcelona, Salamandra 🇪🇸
15/10 – FR Montpellier, Rockstore 🇫🇷
16/10 – IT Milan, Magnolia 🇮🇹
17/10 – SI Ljubljana, Kino Siska 🇸🇮
18/10 – IT Bologna, Teatro Perla 🇮🇹
20/10 – BE Antwerp, Desertfest 🇧🇪
21/10 – DE Münster, Sputnikhalle 🇩🇪
22/10 – DE Berlin, Astra 🇩🇪
23/10 – DK Copenhagen, Amager Bio 🇩🇰
24/10 – NO Oslo, John Dee 🇳🇴
25/10 – SE Gothenburg, Pustervik 🇸🇪
26/10 – SE Stockholm, Slaktkyrkan 🇸🇪
Coalescing around a shared vision of limitless sonic exploration and heaviness, The Ocean is a Berlin-based group of artists that has released 10 studio albums since 2001, the most recent two of which entered the official German album charts at #9 and #15 respectively. Over the course of their storied career, the band has toured the world extensively from North to South America to Australia, Russia, China and Japan. Being revered as one of the most devastating live bands in contemporary heavy music, The Ocean will be presenting material off their recent album »Holocene«, which adds a closing chapter to their palaeontology-inspired album series, for the first time live.
This Will Destroy You are a Texan group who compose lengthy, atmospheric instrumental pieces utilizing a variety of guitar effects and dynamic changes. They incorporate influences such as shoegaze, ambient, doom metal and post-rock into their sound. The band haven’t toured Europe since 2018 – indeed their last extensive tour was in 2014 (a short run followed in 2016), so many cities have been waiting for the band to return. Earlier this year, Chris King and Jeremy Galindo announced that for the first time in 15 years they were working on new music with fellow founding member Raymond Brown (with Christopher Gaylor) completing the lineup on drums.