The Ocean

The Ocean

简介:The Ocean由吉他手和主要创作人Robin Staps在2000年建立。在接下来的两年时间里,将近四十位乐手在乐队试过音,直到一个稳定的阵容最终确定下来。 2002年七月,乐队在柏林一家现在已经停业的半合法俱乐部Eimer Club上演了处子秀。然后乐队发行了第一张出版物,其中包含了一曲长达三十分钟的Islands/Tides,这也是乐队早期演出中的经典曲目。 2003年在和瑞典Crust Punk乐队Coma的短暂巡演之后,乐队和Make My Day厂牌签约,稍后在场拍下发行了第一张EP Fogdiver。虽然在演出中乐队包含两位主唱,这张EP收录的还是五首纯器乐演奏的曲目。与上一张不同的是,这张录音的融合风格得到了各方面的称赞。 2004年的冬春之季,乐队录制了下面两张专辑的部分。在Make My Day和Throne厂牌的共同努力下,其中比较淡定以及氛围化的部分以Fluxion为名在2004年发行;但是乐队目前开始使用人声,音乐内容也更加接近乐队所想要表达的效果,这也让一些评论家在创意和原创性上视这张专辑为乐队的倒退。在采访中,乐队对批评者们进行了反击,认为他们心胸狭窄,对乐队如今凶残、狂暴的人声感到大惊小怪真是可笑。 在2005年夏天乐队与Metal Blade厂牌签约之后,上次录音剩下的部分被集结为Aeolian发表。原本Fluxion和Aeolian是想以美女与野兽形式的双专辑方式发行——最终没有实行——Aeolian走了一条更加另类的道路。与上张专辑不同的是,专辑中几乎没有使用古典和电子声响,显得更加简约。但是与Fluxion只有一位主唱不同的是,这张专辑中有七位主唱共同献声,其中Nate Newton, Sean Ingram, 和Tomas Hallbom的名字也出现在专辑对外宣传中。乐队说,Fluxion中Meta的声音对乐队来说显然太单调了,这张专辑中他们要做一些新的尝试。 2006年三月份专辑在北美发行。稍后的一年里,Fluxion和Aeolian的双张黑胶版由Throne Records发行,并发行了三款不同颜色的版本。2007年年底乐队发行了双张专辑Precambrian。2008年四月份,The Ocean在欧洲和北美进行了一系列巡演,共同巡演的乐队有Intronaut, Opeth,和At The Gates。09年四月Precambrian中的主唱以及乐队长期合作的成员Mike Pilat因为个人原因宣布离开乐队。     2009年十一月七日,Robin Staps宣布乐队找到了一位新主唱Loic Rossetti。2010年The Ocean发行了两张专辑,在4月9日发行了Heliocentric,11月9日发行了Anthropocentric。这两张专辑“共同从根本和哲学角度批判了基督教,”Heliocentric描述了教会当年试图压制日心说的故事而Anthropocentric批判基督教的神创论的概念。乐队宣布他们的一张记录乐队2011年一月二十九日在柏林Musikinstrumenten-Museum演出的DVD计划在2011年发行。其中包含THE OCEAN在柏林Potsdamer Platz的Museum für Musikinstrumente进行一场独一无二的演出。他们会演奏一系列古老的乐器其中包括十六世纪流传下来的羽管键琴,由钢琴家Irakli Mamrikishvili与The Ocean同台演奏这些乐器,同时出场的也会有小提琴演奏家Dalai Theofilopoulou.这场演出将会在DVD中被完整收录.  2013年乐队发行了他们的第六张录音室专辑,2013年9月,他们也将带着全新的音乐再次来到中国!   Loic Rossetti:Vocals Luc Hess:Drums Robin Staps:Guitar Jonathan Nido:Guitar Louis Jucker:Bass    The Ocean was founded in 2000 by guitarist and songwriter Robin Staps. During the following two years, about 40 musicians joined and left the band until a stable line-up was established. July 2002 saw The Ocean play their first concert at Berlin's now defunct semi-legal Eimer Club. Shortly after, the band released their eponymous debut album featuring "Islands/Tides", a 30-minute-long song that also constituted the substance of their early live shows. After a brief tour with Swedish crust punk outfit Coma in early 2003, the band signed to Make My Day Records, which then released "Fogdiver", an EP consisting of five instrumental songs—despite the fact that on stage, at least two singers could be found. Unlike its predecessor, this recording received considerable acclaim from critics throughout a variety of genres. During winter and spring 2004, The Ocean recorded what was to become the material for their two following albums. The calmer and more atmospheric half of this recording session was released as "Fluxion" in August 2004; a joint effort of Make My Day and Throne Records. While the fact that the band now used vocals on their recordings seemed to make the music more accessible to some, it also caused many other critics to consider the album a step backwards in terms of innovation and originality. In interviews, the band would comment on this by pointing out the closed-mindedness of some of the reviewers and their supposed inability to deal with the harshness and brutality the vocals now added to The Ocean's sound. After signing to Metal Blade Records in summer 2005, all the remaining songs from the session were released as Aeolian. Since "Fluxion" and "Aeolian" had originally been planned as a double CD with a mellow and a brutal part — a plan that did not work out — "Aeolian" came across as very different from its predecessor. Unlike on previous albums, classical instruments and electronic sounds were hardly used here, making the record sound rather minimalistic. But whereas "Fluxion" had featured only one singer, seven of them could be found on "Aeolian", among them Nate Newton, Sean Ingram, and Tomas Hallbom, whose names were also used extensively for the album's promotion campaign. According to the band, Meta's voice on "Fluxion" had created a monotony that was to be avoided on "Aeolian". March 2006 saw the North American release of the album. Later that year, a joint vinyl version of "Fluxion" and "Aeolian" was released by Throne Records, featuring three records in different colors. Recently in late 2007, they released a new 2 disc album entitled "Precambrian". In April 2008, The Ocean embarked on a year long tour through Europe and North America with bands like Intronaut, Opeth, and At The Gates. In April 2009 it was announced that primary Precambrian vocalist, and full time touring member Mike Pilat was leaving the band for personal reasons and other commitments. On November 17, 2009, Robin Staps posted on The Ocean website, that a replacement vocalist had been found, named Loic Rossetti. Staps also commented that The Ocean had been recording "feverishly" through 2009, and would be releasing two albums in 2010, one in April, the other in November . The first record will be called Heliocentric and that the second record will be called Anthropocentric.
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