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The Ocean & Mono Announce “Transcendental” Split Release


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The Ocean and Mono have teamed up for a split EP titled “Transcendental“. It will be released on October 23rd with Mono offering an 11-minute new song titled “Death In Reverse“. Meanwhile, The Ocean offer up a 13-minute new song by the name of “The Quiet Observer“. According to The Ocean:

“It was inspired by Gaspard Noe’s controversial movie “Enter The Void“, the story of a drug dealer getting shot while tripping on DMT, and entering what is referred to as the “intermediate state” according to the Bardo Thodol, the Tibetan Book Of The Dead. The book describes a state immediately after a person’s death, when the intellect of the dead person must face its own illusions, in the form of peaceful and wrathful deities, in a protracted psychedelic experience. Only if it manages to expose these horrifying guises as products of its own imagination, can it escape the eternal cycle of rebirth. Noe leaves it open as to whether protagonist Oscar’s death and the following metaphysical experience are actually happening – or whether the guy is simply tripping…”

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Pre-orders are available here (vinyl) and here (CD.) next month, The Ocean and Mono will be out across Europe with Sólstafir, get those dates here.

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