THE OCEAN - "Pelagial" ltd. edition 2xCD acrylic boxset + DVD
After 2 years of touring North America, Europe, Russia, Asia and Australia, The Ocean have resurfaced with what could be their deepest and most trailblazing piece of work to date, Pelagial: a progressive musical journey, written, recorded, mixed and to-be-performed-live as one single 54-minutes piece of music. Mixed and mastered by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Katatonia, Witchcraft) at Fascination Street Studios in Örebrö, Sweden, Pelagial is set to be released on April 26th / 29th (Europe) and April 30th (North America / world) through Metal Blade.
This is the preorder for a special acrylic boxset edition of the album, released through Pelagic Records. These heavy acrylic boxes contain the CD digipak and an extra DVD; which will be "buried" underneath 5 thick acrylic layers, coloured in different hues of blue, each layer reflecting one of the 5 pelagial depth zones.
These acrylic layers and boxes will be silk-screen printed by hand with artwork by Martin Kvamme. The combined effect of the patterns that we will print onto the individual layers, and the material thickness (up to 2 cm!), will create a 3D visual effect when the layers are stacked on top of one another, and looked at from different angles and in different lighting conditions. To be fair, we don't really know exactly how this will come out at this point - it is an experimental art project and we are prepared for surprises (and for adapting the print design if need be).
We only have some crappy mockups at the moment (click the thumbnail!), but this should give you at least a rough idea of what this will look like. We will post updates as soon as there's new stuff to show!
The sheer weight of these boxes is more than 1kg per box! Manufacturing is extremely difficult and expensive, hence the high price.
Given the possibility of unforeseeable difficulties with the production and shipment of 3,5 tons of acrylic layers, we cannot guarantee a definite shipping date at this point. If everything goes according to plan, we will ship end of April.
In any case, every one who preorders will receive a download link for the album by email on the release date!!! So even if you may have to wait a week or 2 for your physical boxset to arrive, you'll have the album already. We believe it'll be worth the months of time and $$$ invested, and hope you appreciate our efforts to offer our loyal fans who order from us directly something truly special. We're quite sure that this is one of the most unique packagings in the history of record packagings
This boxset also comes with an extra DVD featuring a 5:1 dolby surround mix of the instrumental version of Pelagial, and the Pelagial movie by Craig Murray. This movie, which is the meticulous work of shooting, cutting and editing for a whole year, completes the holistic music and visual art project that is Pelagial. For the full experience of the album, you must see the film!
- strictly limited to 1000 copies
- 2 CDs (vocal and instrumental album): 108 minutes of new music!
- 1 DVD (a 54 minutes movie by Craig Murray and a 5:1 dolby surround mix of the album; DD and DTS)
- 2 booklets and an extra O-Card with UV spot gloss print
- special ltd. acrylic box with 5 silk-screened acrylic layers!
This is a special price for early preorders. The price will go up.