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 special acrylic box set 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 have been silk-screen printed by hand with artwork by Martin Kvamme. The combined effect of the design printed on the individual layers, and the material thickness (up to 2 cm!), creates 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.
The sheer weight of these boxes is more than 1kg per box! Manufacturing is extremely difficult and expensive, hence the high price.
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!