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4.33 | 26 ratings | 3 reviews | 27% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2003

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Lost in the Waters of Sargasso (4:48)
2. Poseidons Trident (5:19)
3. Nocturnal Breeze (4:23)
4. Dolphins Wake (4:24)
5. Underwater Fears (3:33)
6. FantaSea (4:07)
7. The Souls of Atlantis (12:57)
8. Sapientia Vitae (5:51)
9. Azure Dreams (instrumental) (2:07)
10. Aqua Phoenix (3:42)
11. Aero Nautical (4:18)
12. EmOcean (6:14)

Total Time: 61:43
13. Crystal Moon (3:24) *
14. Tears of an Enchanted Sea (6:06) *
* guitars & bass by Joop Wolters

13. Lost in the Waters of Sargasso (acoustic version) (4:55) **
** bass by Johan Niemann

Line-up / Musicians

- Hubi Meisel / vocals
- Vivien Lalu / keyboards
- Marcel Coenen / guitars
- Daniel Flores / drums
- Jean B. Affonço a.k.a. Bamby / bass

Releases information

Digipack on Lion's records (USA) and Avalon / Marquee (Japan) is coming in March 2004 + 2 Bonus Tracks

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HUBI MEISEL EmOcean ratings distribution

(26 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(27%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(19%)
Good, but non-essential (27%)
Collectors/fans only (19%)
Poor. Only for completionists (8%)

HUBI MEISEL EmOcean reviews

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Review by b_olariu
5 stars Hubi Meisel is an underrated german musician but with all that he manages to create something really unique with this second album Emocean from 2004. He was the leading voice of another good prog metal band from Germany - Dreamscape - (have some colabotations as guest musicians on Book Of reflection (second album) among others) - after he leaves them in 2000 , he decided to go solo and gathered with him a bunch of great musicians from prog metal scene in last 10 years. The first truly important album for him is this first one from a Trilogy of concept albums namerd Emocean. The strory behind this album is maybe not very original, is bean talked a lot , specialy in metal zone, but is very well written and above all is outstending produce and played. The story is about the mysteries of deep oceans, the Bermuda triangle - that fascinates many musicians and aswell intriguing them in same time, Sargasso sea and about the famous story behind Atlantis. So, the concept is very well written by Hubi himself, with great lyrics and outstanding musicianship through out entire album. Now about the music and the musicians thet Hubi meisel gathered with him - the music is prog metal with mid tempo pieces, sometimes he is toying woth symphonic prog , but the main ingredient is prog metal. Excellent are the keys arrangements and the guitar chops, very smooth and elegant. The compositions are very well done, excellent musicians on this album like Vivien Lalu ( from Lalu, Shadrane) on keys who did a great job here, revealing once again how good and in same time how unnoticed musician he is, the virtuoso guitar player Marcel Coenen (from Sun Caged), the drums are played by one of the most intelligent drumers from prog metal , no one then Daniel Flores (from Mind's Eye), superb prestation of this great musician, and last but not least the bass lines are promoted by Jean B. Affonço a.k.a. Bamby - who goes hand in hand with the rest of the musicians delivering some very intristing bass lines. So, Emocean desearves from me full 5 star, everything is top notch on this album from music to art cover an inner sleeves, who by the way are really great and very well done - the author is Chris Kallis - who did an outstanding work here, the booklet is so well done and shows once again thet Hubi Meisel did a profesional work both musicaly and visualy. Emocean becomes one of my fav prog metal albums in last 10 years, excellent work, who is , very underrated and unnoticed, and desearve a better view. Try and convinced yourself how great this Hubi Meisel is by buying his CD in digipak format from Lion Music, aswell like his next album. Recommended.

Latest members reviews

5 stars Ok. First, I must say that I'm not very good to review CD's. I never really did that before but well, I'll try to do my best, here, because I really think "EmOcean" deserves to be discovered and appreciated by as many people as possible. It's one of the most wonderful prog. CD's I have in my c ... (read more)

Report this review (#42400) | Posted by | Wednesday, August 10, 2005 | Review Permanlink

5 stars Well, I just have my opinion to go by because I'm the only one I know that has this truly wonderful CD. Hubi has some great musicians on here. Most notably guitarist Marcel Coenen and one of my favorite drummers Daniel Flores of Mind's Eye. And although I have not heard of the keyboardist "Vi ... (read more)

Report this review (#31497) | Posted by | Sunday, January 23, 2005 | Review Permanlink

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