Phanerozoic Live - 2-CD + DVD
|Release Date||Feb 11, 2022|
|Genre||Alternative Metal, Post Metal, Prog Metal|
Available as 2-CD + DVD and a concert ticket with a streaming and HD video download link to both concerts.
The Berliners present an unusual live album that is a testament to strange times: their Phanerozoic concept album, performed live in its entirety when there were no other concerts. On 25 September 2020, in the midst of the global pandemic, The Ocean released their 9th studio album "Phanerozoic II", the concluding episode of a conceptual trilogy that began 13 years earlier with "Precambrian" - and even without any touring to support the new album release, "Phanerozoic II" entered the official German album charts at #9.
With no end to the closures in sight, the band decided to thank their fans for their support with 2 streaming concerts, playing both "Phanerozoic" albums in their entirety: "Phanerozoic I" was streamed live from Pier 2, a large hall in Bremen harbour, on 25 March 2021. With more than 1,500 tickets sold, it was the most successful show of the popular "Club 100" streaming event series to date.
The day after this event, the band retreated to synthesiser and sound designer Peter Voigtmann's rural studio "Die Mühle", located just outside Bremen. Here the band rehearsed and recorded "Phanerozoic II" in its entirety over the following 3 days. The performance was broadcast on 16 April as part of the digital edition of the Roadburn Festival, this year called Roadburn Redux.
The two shows could not have been more different: While the first boasted a pompous, mesmerising light show on a large stage, the second was the exact opposite: intimate, almost cosy, more focused on musicality than performance. A stripped-down setup in a dark barn, with atmospheric, minimal but no less efficient lighting.
01.THE CAMBRIAN EXPLOSION (LIVE IN BREMEN)
02.CAMBRIAN II: ETERNAL RECURRENCE (LIVE IN BREMEN)
03.ORDOVICIUM: THE GLACIATION OF GONDWANA (LIVE IN BREMEN)
04.SILURIAN: AGE OF SEA SCORPIONS (LIVE IN BREMEN)
05.DEVONIAN: NASCENT (LIVE IN BREMEN)
06.THE CARBONIFEROUS RAINFOREST COLLAPSE (LIVE IN BREMEN)
07.PERMIAN: THE GREAT DYING (LIVE IN BREMEN)
01.TRIASSIC (LIVE AT ROADBURN REDUX)
03.PALAEOCENE (LIVE AT ROADBURN REDUX)
04.EOCENE (LIVE AT ROADBURN REDUX)
05.OLIGOCENE (LIVE AT ROADBURN REDUX)
07.PLEISTOCENE (LIVE AT ROADBURN REDUX)
08.HOLOCENE (LIVE AT ROADBURN REDUX)