On the heels of three long months of touring (North America, Asia, Russia) in support of their latest album, Pelagial, THE OCEAN have launched in collaboration with Noisey the entire ‘China chapter’of their highly anticipated Collective Oblivion triple DVD!
Click here to view the 30-minute piece!
Comments THE OCEAN mainman Robin Staps: “I can’t believe that this is finally… finished. We all kind of lost hope along the way, as the project totally grew out of proportion over the last 2 years. Originally we only wanted to film one single show, and by June 2012 we were sitting on top of a pile of 28 terabytes of data filmed across the globe during 2 full years. Countless live shows, interviews, crazy parties on Russian trains and funny moments in Chinese pharmacies. But then the worst part began: editing, choosing, compiling, structuring, which took another year. Now it’s done, for real! And I can safely say that you will be hard-pressed to find any other band DVD that is equally extensive, hilarious, profound and compelling, as this one. Everything you ever wanted to know about this band, from the early days until now… the answer is here! And a lot of things you didn’t wanna know as well…”
Collective Oblivion is something the band has been teasing for quite a while. Fans saw a glimpse of what sort of content would be on this release in the form of tour updates on youtube, including:Russia 2012 video blog, The Ocean in China, The Ocean North American tour blog 2011, and more. Finally, fans will be able to order this thorough and expansive look at THE OCEAN’s career and touring experiences, including the Heliocentric record release show with an extended line-up of 13 musicians on stage; as well as a special performance at the museum for musical instruments in Berlin, and much, much more!
Collective Oblivion includes:
– Multiple camera shots of three full live concerts with a total of 21 individual song performances
– 130 minutes of THE OCEAN history, as told by band members, past and present
– 175 minutes of tour documentaries and live footage filmed in North America, Asia, Russia, Australia, and Europe
– Total run time of 500 minutes!
Collective Oblivion comes in a hardcover / book-style packaging with brass-foil print. The book contains 3 DVDs and a +30 pages booklet, with loads of photos, tour diaries and writings by band members and by director Alex Kraudelt, who dedicated 2 and a half years of his life to traveling with THE OCEAN around the globe. Collective Oblivion is the end result of this long odyssey, which produced a total of 28 terabyte of video data for editing.
View the trailer for Collective Oblivion at metalblade.com/theocean.
Also, THE OCEAN will be on tour throughout Europe October-November. The complete list of dates can be found below, and on Facebook.
+ TIDES FROM NEBULA
29/10/13 DE ˆ Hamburg – Logo
30/10/13 NL ˆ Haarlem – Patronaat
31/10/13 NL ˆ Rotterdam – Baroeg
01/11/13 UK ˆ London – The Garage
02/11/13 UK ˆ Leeds ˆ Damnation Festival
03/11/13 FR ˆ Paris – Divan du Monde
04/11/13 FR – Aix-en-Provence – Le Korigan
05/11/13 ES ˆ Barcelona – Apolo 2
06/11/13 ES ˆ Madrid – Caracol
07/11/13 PT ˆ Porto – Hard Club
08/11/13 ES – Bilbao – Santana 27
09/11/13 IT ˆ Torino – Audiodrome
10/11/13 IT ˆ Rome – Traffic
11/11/13 SI ˆ Ljubljana – Gala Hala
12/11/13 DE ˆ München – Backstage Club
13/11/13 CH ˆ Winterthur – Salzhaus
14/11/13 FR ˆ Belfort – La Poudriere
15/11/13 DE ˆ Essen – Zeche Car
16/11/13 DE – Karlsruhe ˆ Die Stadtmitte
17/11/13 DE ˆ Berlin – Lido
18/11/13 PL ˆ Warsaw – Progresja
19/11/13 PL ˆ Wroclaw ˆ Alibi