Samstag, 30. März
Einlass 18:30 Uhr
Since 2001, the Berlin-based musician collective THE OCEAN have released 7 critically acclaimed studio albums, and a split EP with Japanese post rock legends MONO. With an ever-changing lineup of various on- and off-stage musicians and visual artists, the relentlessly touring group have become well known for their overwhelming live shows, which they have carried into the most remote corners of the globe, from Siberian squats to South American colonial theatres.
THE OCEAN have toured with bands like OPETH, MASTODON, MONO, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, ANATHEMA, BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME, RED FANG and DEVIN TOWNSEND, and have appeared on major festivals like Roskilde, Dour, Pukkelpop, Roadburn, Wacken, With Full Force, Summer Slaughter, Summer Breeze or Graspop. The band's own label PELAGIC RECORDS have become one of the leading labels for post rock and post metal worldwide, with a catalog of 120 releases since 2009.
THE OCEAN's love for conceptual records with great attention to detail is quite obvious, not only from the award-winning album packagings: for the lavish acrylic boxset of the band's „Pelagial“ album, over 10.000 acrylic layers were made, individually silk-screen printed and assembled by hand... and if you have never seen a gatefold with die cuts or rotating gold-foiled PVC dials screwed on top of it, have a look at 2010's double album „Heliocentric / Anthropocentric“ – a concept album about the legacy of Christianity, with lyrics orbiting between the old testament, Copernikus, Galilei, Charles Darwin and Richard Dawkins, the spearhead of modern atheism. „The Ocean do for earth science class what Mastodon did for Melville: make learning brutal", DECIBEL wrote about 2007's „Precambrian“ album, a „Teutonic paean to Earth's geology“ (REVOLVER).