THE OCEAN - Jurassic | Cretaceous (Live in Europe)

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Film cut & edit: Alexander Kraudelt @ Frameshock Productions
Audio mix: Loic Rossetti

"Phanerozoic II is more experimental, more eclectic in musical style and direction, and more varied in terms of tempos, beats, guitar work and the use of electronics," notes Staps. "This was an intentional choice: we wanted Part I to feel rather streamlined and to have a strong cohesion between the individual songs. We wanted to create a certain vibe to linger from the first until the last note throughout the whole record. We kept the weirder, more daring and more progressive material for Part II. The outcome is a record that is a real journey. It starts in one place, and concludes in a totally different place. In a way, it relates to Pelagial, which was similar in that it was also a journey: but a more guided, focused and predictable one. Phanerozoic II on the other hand is closer to the experience of free fall."

Divided into two sections - Mesozoic and Cenozoic - Phanerozoic II once again showcases the detail and depth that have become two of The Ocean's most enduring trademarks. While ostensibly delving into the extraordinary realities of the Earth's shifting temporal tides, Staps and his comrades have long drawn hazy parallels between their chosen subjects and the emotional experiences that their music strives to convey. Phanerozoic II is essentially an album about time, with some very poignant and pointed allusions to the modern world woven into the new music's spiritual fabric.

30/09 - NL Groningen, Vera
01/10 - UK Brighton, Chalk
02/10 - UK Bristol, The Fleece
03/10 - UK Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
05/10 - UK Glasgow, Classic Grand
06/10 - UK Leeds, Project House
07/10 - UK Manchester, Gorilla
08/10 - UK London, Electric Ballroom
09/10 - NL Haarlem, Patronaat
10/10 - FR Paris, La Machine
11/10 - CH Solothurn, Kofmehl
12/10 - CH Geneva, PTR/ L'Usine
13/10 - FR Toulouse, Metronum
14/10 - ES Barcelona, Salamandra
15/10 - FR Montpellier, Rockstore
16/10 - IT Milan, Magnolia
17/10 - SI Ljubljana, Kino Siska
18/10 - IT Bologna, Teatro Perla
20/10 - BE Antwerp, Desertfest
21/10 - DE M√ľnster, Sputnikhalle
22/10 - DE Berlin, Astra
23/10 - DK Copenhagen, Amager Bio
24/10 - NO Oslo, John Dee
25/10 - SE Gothenburg, Pustervik
26/10 - SE Stockholm, Slaktkyrkan
28/10 - GR Athens, Fuzz Club
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