Header

OCEAN

Symphonic Prog • Germany


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Ocean picture
Ocean biography
In the beginning of the 80's, a group of teenage musicians lead by keyboardist Peter J. Kunz, formed OCEAN, a Symphonic band with ELP and FOCUS influence that combined the clear Symphonic elements with a bit of Jazz.

Their two albums "Melody" (1981) and "Double Vision" (1984) are very rare collector items, very hard to get, being that they were only released on LP. Sadly we can't add more biographical information because the band never had a web site and most Prog literature hardly mentions them, but surely OCEAN deserves a place in Prog Archives.


Iván Melgar - Morey - Perú

OCEAN MP3, Free Download (music stream)


Open extended player in a new pop-up window | Random Playlist (50) | How to submit new MP3s
No MP3/Stream available for this artist.
Collaborate with Progarchives.com, learn how to submit new MP3s.

OCEAN forum topics / tours, shows & news


OCEAN forum topics Create a topic now
OCEAN tours, shows & news Post an entries now

OCEAN Videos (YouTube and more)


Showing only random 3 | Search and add more videos to OCEAN

Buy OCEAN Music


PelagialPelagial
Metal Blade 2013
Audio CD$12.76
$9.48 (used)
Right Now on Ebay (logo)
COUNTRY JOE MCDONALD "Paradise with an Ocean View" 1975 fantasy gatefold VG+ USD $5.99 Buy It Now 1h 29m
KLUBBHEADS - DISCOHOPPING- DA TECHNO BOHEMIAN- ATLANTIC OCEAN MIXES-CD USD $6.99 Buy It Now 1h 30m
LIGHTHOUSE FAMILY - OCEAN DRIVE-CD USD $6.99 Buy It Now 1h 30m
"Love Really Hurts Without You" by Billy Ocean Please Read Item Description) USD $1.00 [0 bids]
1h 31m
45 RECORD OCEAN- PUT YOUR HAND IN THE HAND USD $0.99 [0 bids]
1h 35m
45 RECORD BILLY OCEAN- MYSTERY LADY USD $0.99 [0 bids]
1h 35m
INSIDE INFORMATION Wings Of Death 7" B/w A Drop In The Ocean Of Life Pic Sleeve USD $8.19 Buy It Now 1h 35m
Billy Ocean/Tear down these walls/Cassette/Canada/LN HEAR USD $4.00 Buy It Now 1h 37m
Slip Double: Billy Ocean : Live In the UK 2014 : Hull City Hall USD $23.44 [0 bids]
1h 42m
BILLY OCEAN - Licence To Chill JAPAN 3"CD USD $5.99 [0 bids]
1h 44m
OCEAN COLOUR SCENE Japan 1996 NM CD+Obi MOSELEY SHOALS USD $29.99 Buy It Now 1h 54m
HUMPHREY OCEAN AND THE HARDY ANNUALS Whoops A Daisy 7" Black Vinyl Issue B/w Dav USD $8.19 Buy It Now 1h 58m
Brendan Rivera- No Ocean In Ireland/ 150/ Black LP/ RARE!/ Sold out! USD $10.99 [0 bids]
2h 6m
Souvenir's Young America - An Ocean Without Water [Digipak] (CD, Jul-2007) USD $6.43 Buy It Now 2h 14m
461 Ocean Boulevard [Deluxe Edition] USD $21.36 Buy It Now 2h 16m
Motion in the Ocean USD $12.12 Buy It Now 2h 17m
461 Ocean Boulevard USD $10.96 Buy It Now 2h 17m
Ocean's 13 USD $8.79 Buy It Now 2h 17m
Ocean Rain USD $11.48 Buy It Now 2h 18m
Golden Ocean USD $17.64 Buy It Now 2h 19m
Ocean Rain [Collectors Edition] USD $23.02 Buy It Now 2h 19m
Ocean Waves Collection USD $16.76 Buy It Now 2h 20m
OCEAN Deep Enough For Me 7" B/w No Other Woman US Kama Sutra 1971 USD $8.19 Buy It Now 2h 29m
THROBS Come Down Sister 7" Lp Version B/w Ocean Of Love Lp Version Pic Sleeve U USD $8.19 Buy It Now 2h 30m
Eric Clapton-461 Ocean Boulevard Vinyl / 12" Album NEW USD $31.46 Buy It Now 2h 32m
TONI CHILDS Stop Your Fussin' 7" Edit B/w Where's The Ocean Pic Sleeve GERMAN A USD $8.19 Buy It Now 2h 34m
Ravel: Rapsodie Espagnole; Une barque sur l'ocean USD $16.07 Buy It Now 2h 36m
OCEAN Deep Enough For Me 7" B/w No Other Woman UK Kama Sutra 1971 USD $8.19 Buy It Now 2h 39m
OCEAN Don't Want You To Love Me 7" B/w I Must Be Dreaming UK Little Black USD $8.19 Buy It Now 2h 41m
[The Classical Greats Series] Pachelbel: Ocean USD $6.13 Buy It Now 2h 42m
Classical Ocean USD $6.13 Buy It Now 2h 42m
Ocean Avenue Acoustic USD $15.71 Buy It Now 2h 45m
New Ocean USD $16.15 Buy It Now 2h 45m
HARRY JAMES AT THE CASINO GARDENS;OCEAN PARK,CALF. SEPT. 30,1945 -PICTURE DISC. USD $19.99 [0 bids]
2h 46m
OCEAN COLOUR SCENE MARCHIN ALREADY RARE CASSETTE TAPE! USD $12.22 Buy It Now 2h 46m
Pacific Ocean Blue [VINYL] USD $36.93 Buy It Now 2h 46m
PARKWAY DRIVE:Ocean:T-shirt NEW:XXLARGE ONLY USD $24.44 Buy It Now 2h 47m
Ocean Colour Scene USD $24.53 Buy It Now 2h 48m
NINA AND FREDERIK Listen To The Ocean 7" B/w I Would Amor Her UK Columbia 1959 USD $8.19 Buy It Now 2h 48m
The Sound Of The Ocean Sound USD $18.25 Buy It Now 2h 49m
NEW AGE OF CLASSICS_ BACH with ocean sounds USD $9.05 Buy It Now 2h 52m
Relaxation & Meditation with Music & Nature: Ocean Dreams USD $4.98 Buy It Now 2h 52m
Illustrator Self Titled LP. Ocean Records. USD $7.99 [0 bids]
USD $14.99 Buy It Now
2h 52m
Music for Our Mother Ocean: Beasty Boys,Brian Setzer,Pearl Jam,Sublime,Blink 182 USD $3.33 Buy It Now 2h 55m
BILLY OCEAN Pressure 1993 GERMANY CD single extended USD $11.00 Buy It Now 2h 58m
THE DRAMATICS - ABC AB-12331 - OCEAN OF THOUGHTS AND DREAMS USD $5.99 [0 bids]
3h
Ocean Colour Scene - Ocean Colour Scene (CD 1998) USD $6.24 Buy It Now 3h 4m
Aeolian - Ocean New & Sealed Compact Disc Free Shipping USD $17.36 Buy It Now 3h 7m
Ocean Colour Scene ?- July / I Am The News NOS 2000 UK 2 CD Set Oasis Blur Verve USD $17.95 Buy It Now 3h 17m
Ocean Colour Scene ?- So Low NOS 1999 UK 2 CD Set Oasis Blur Elastica Cast Gene USD $17.95 Buy It Now 3h 17m
NINA AND FREDERIK Listen To The Ocean 7" B/w I Would Amor Her Sticker On Label USD $8.19 Buy It Now 3h 19m
ATLANTIC OCEAN WATERFALL The Peter Parker Remixes CD Single 1994 Classic USD $9.37 Buy It Now 3h 21m
AURATEK ocean child / liquid sun 12" RECORD DJ BREAKS USD $11.99 Buy It Now 3h 23m
THE DOOR TO THEIR DREAMS VARIOUS WHITNEY KASHIF OCEAN + RECORD USD $9.99 Buy It Now 3h 23m
BILLY OCEAN: Suddenly LP ARISTA RECORDS JL88213 US 1984 SEALED USD $8.99 Buy It Now 3h 24m
"Ocean Front Property / My Heart Won't Wander Very Far" by George Strait 45 RPM USD $3.50 Buy It Now 3h 25m
BILLY OCEAN licence to chill / pleasure 12" RECORD USD $8.75 Buy It Now 3h 26m
Ocean: "Deep Enough For Me" & "No Other Woman" - '71 Gospel/Folk Rock #3 - NM! USD $1.50 [0 bids]
USD $2.00 Buy It Now
3h 28m
Super Hits by Billy Ocean (CD, Oct-2008, Sony Music Distribution (USA)) USD $9.95 Buy It Now 3h 32m
RAINING VIOLET "OCEAN OF DREAMS" VINYL LP 1988 CERTAIN RECORDS CERT-1002, EX USD $12.99 [0 bids]
USD $16.99 Buy It Now
3h 37m
Tear Down These Walls by Billy Ocean (CD, 1988, Jive (USA)) USD $1.99 Buy It Now 3h 38m
ISAAC DOUGLAS Bridge Over Troubled Water 7" Promo UK Ocean 1974 USD $8.19 Buy It Now 3h 40m
BILLIE ROGERS ORCH MUSICRAFT ROGERS CORNERS/ HOW DEEP IS THE OCEAN USD $6.00 [1 bids]
3h 42m
Billy Ocean Get Outta My Dreams Get Into My Car Showdown Jive Records JS1-9678 USD $7.00 Buy It Now 3h 47m
Billy Ocean Love Zone Instrumental Jive Records JS1-9510 1986 USD $7.00 Buy It Now 3h 47m
Billy Ocean - When The Going Gets Tough 45 rpm 7" Vinyl Jive Records NM 1985 USD $4.00 Buy It Now 3h 54m
HOUSE OF FREAKS Bottom Of The Ocean 7" Pic Sleeve US Rhino 1987 USD $8.19 Buy It Now 3h 55m
Chopin With Ocean Sounds USD $4.99 Buy It Now 3h 59m
The ocean in me cherie call cd LDS New USD $14.95 Buy It Now 4h 4m
PACIFIC OCEAN - PURGATORY Original Vinyl LP 1968 RARE PROMO Edward James Olmos USD $38.00 Buy It Now 4h 5m
BILLY OCEAN Love Zone LP Jive JL8-8409 1986 VG++-NM Never Played USD $0.99 [0 bids]
4h 6m
Billy Ocean 45 "Loverboy"/ (dub mix) USD $1.99 Buy It Now 4h 7m
Eric Clapton-461 Ocean Boulevard-VG+ RSO label-1974-Cover VG+ Gatefold USD $19.95 Buy It Now 4h 13m
OCEAN - Put Your Hand In The Hand / Tear Down The Fences - 1971 on YORKVILLE USD $2.95 Buy It Now 4h 13m
Oldies 7" 45 - Billy Ocean - Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car - Jive - JS1- USD $2.84 [0 bids]
USD $3.75 Buy It Now
4h 15m
Oldies 7" 45 - Billy Ocean - Suddenly / Lucky Man - Jive - JS1-9323 USD $2.84 [0 bids]
USD $3.75 Buy It Now
4h 15m
OCEAN COLOUR SCENE**MARCHIN' ALREADY**2 CD SET USD $15.95 Buy It Now 4h 19m
George Strait - Ocean Front Property - Audio Cassette Tape BRAND NEW! USD $1.99 [0 bids]
USD $2.99 Buy It Now
4h 20m
Alpha, Theta & Delta New Age Brainwave Music CD River Dreams Ocean - Meditation USD $8.88 [0 bids]
USD $11.59 Buy It Now
4h 22m
COWBOY COPAS: Sal/ A Thousand Miles Of Ocean 1962 M- PROMO 45 USD $11.99 Buy It Now 4h 25m
Billy Ocean LOVE-ZONE + Instrumental Version R&B Soul 45 Listen! USD $14.99 [0 bids]
4h 38m
Oldies 7" 45 - Ocean - Put Your Hand In The Hand / Tear Down The Fences - Kama USD $2.85 [0 bids]
USD $3.76 Buy It Now
4h 38m
SIDE ONE DUMMY RECORDS FALL COMP- TITLE FIGHT- XAVIER RUDD- WE ARE THE OCEAN-CD USD $0.99 [0 bids]
4h 39m
Billy Ocean; Loverboy on 45 USD $2.99 Buy It Now 4h 45m
Ocean Dreams Relaxation Meditation Music by Environmental Effects CD Apr-1993 USD $3.50 [0 bids]
USD $4.99 Buy It Now
4h 48m
Bigg Ocean Mobb IV LP 5/Wrangles Tuff SEALED USD $25.00 Buy It Now 4h 51m
James Horner-1998-Heart of the Ocean-13 Soundtracks-CD USD $24.41 Buy It Now 4h 52m
MCFLY - MOTION IN THE OCEAN (UK) NEW CD USD $14.82 Buy It Now 4h 53m
Ocean Colour Scene : Mechanical Wonder CD (2003) USD $4.64 Buy It Now 5h
The Sounds of Paradise "Gentle Persuasion" CD 1991~FREE SHIP Relaxation Ocean USD $4.99 Buy It Now 5h 6m
Secret Love CD(Seals & Crofts Bread Commodores Bilky Ocean Leo Sayer) USD $0.99 [0 bids]
5h 6m
Ocean: "Deep Enough For Me" & "No Other Woman" - '71 Gospel/Folk Rock #4 - NM! USD $1.50 [0 bids]
USD $2.00 Buy It Now
5h 8m
12 Motown CDs- Platters, Billy Ocean, James.Four Tops, Holiday, Ink Spots-more USD $14.00 [0 bids]
5h 13m
Echo & The Bunnymen-Ocean Rain-Lp Vinyl Record-Korova-24 03881 USD $5.93 [0 bids]
USD $8.52 Buy It Now
5h 17m
NM 12"~BILLY OCEAN~FRESH PRINCE~I Sleep Much Better (In Someone Else's Bed)~[x4] USD $3.66 [0 bids]
USD $4.90 Buy It Now
5h 23m
Billy Ocean "Tear Down These Walls" Cassette Tape USD $3.49 [0 bids]
USD $4.99 Buy It Now
5h 28m
MADISON PARK In The Stars-I'm Listening/More Than This/Ocean Drive/One Day+more! USD $21.89 [0 bids]
USD $151.28 Buy It Now
5h 30m
Very Best Of PEGGY LEE-Elmer's Tune/My Old Flame/How Deep Is The Ocean/Not Mine+ USD $25.74 [0 bids]
USD $175.77 Buy It Now
5h 32m
THE OCEAN BLUE Between Something And Nothing (LP Version) 4:03-Promotion Only CD USD $21.89 [0 bids]
5h 32m
TEITUR poetry & aeroplanes PROMO-Sleeping With The Lights On/You're The Ocean+CD USD $25.74 [0 bids]
USD $175.77 Buy It Now
5h 34m


More places to buy OCEAN music online Buy OCEAN & Prog Rock Digital Music online:
  • AmazonMP3: Search for OCEAN DRM-Free MP3 Downloads @ AmazonMP3 (USA Only) | AmazonMP3 (UK Only)

OCEAN shows & tickets


OCEAN has no upcoming shows, according to LAST.FM syndicated events and shows feed

OCEAN discography


Ordered by release date | Showing ratings (top albums) | Help Progarchives.com to complete the discography and add albums

OCEAN top albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

4.05 | 5 ratings
Melody
1981
4.00 | 1 ratings
Double Vision
1984

OCEAN Live Albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

OCEAN Videos (DVD, Blu-ray, VHS etc)

OCEAN Boxset & Compilations (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

OCEAN Official Singles, EPs, Fan Club & Promo (CD, EP/LP, MC, Digital Media Download)

OCEAN Reviews


Showing last 10 reviews only
 Melody by OCEAN album cover Studio Album, 1981
4.05 | 5 ratings

BUY
Melody
Ocean Symphonic Prog

Review by apps79
Special Collaborator Neo Prog Team

4 stars Absolutely obscure German band from the early-80's, started as a trio with two keyboardists, namely Mike Hoffmann and Peter Kunz, along with drummer Thomas Pfeiffer.For their first album they were helped by bassist Gregor Heinrich.''Melody'' was recorded between February and April of 1981 and released the same year for the cult German label Tonstudio Bieber.

The dual keyboard attack of Hoffmann and Kunz managed to produce an incredibly rich, grandiose and dramatic sound, accompanied by a soft but tight rhythm section, which recalls much of the works by SCHICKE, FUHRS & FROHLING.And while the compositions never match the absolute inspiration of the later, they are sure adventurous, highly inventive and bombastic at moments.Most of them follow the familiar Symphonic/Classical Rock vein with some fantastic piano work, nice string and moog synths and a touch of mellotron, containing some great harmonies and creating some fully romantic atmospheres, sometimes close to NOVALIS.The combination of the keyboard-led complex patterns with the piano-centered amazing interludes is simply stunning for the most of the album's length.A couple of jazzy breaks appear on the album as well, for example the middle part of ''7 to 8 melody'' or the entire ''Melody bass'' are nothing more than smooth Jazz with delicate piano lines, not completely conveincing but not bad either.Still the big symphonic mood covering the effort is the definitive highlight of ''Melody''.

Great but extremely rare release.Fans of keyboard-based prog and Symphonic Rock are propably the ones who should invest some more bucks to track down a copy.Romantic, atmospheric and well-executed prog of high level, strongly recommended to say the least.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

WARNING: Forum software upgrade in progress, login function maybe affected for some users during that time.

 Melody by OCEAN album cover Studio Album, 1981
4.05 | 5 ratings

BUY
Melody
Ocean Symphonic Prog

Review by Aussie-Byrd-Brother
Special Collaborator Rock Progressivo Italiano Team

4 stars Although not blessed with the greatest production, a dull cover, and some wildly varying mixing, the playing from the young band members and their arrangements of the material is first rate. Serving up classical influenced instrumental progressive rock in the E.L.P and Focus vein, with slight jazz elements sometimes creeping in, the album is filled with nearly all top-notch material. Considering the band members all appear to be barely out of their teens, they all show incredible playing ability and skills, and each get numerous moments to shine.

The title track features an endless number of good ideas, great variety of piano, organ, bubbling synth runs, some very busy drumming and chunky grumbling bass. Easy enough to win any fan of classically inspired progressive rock over.

`Katrin' has an uplifting quality to it, the piano being a particular highlight on this one. It also drifts in and out of more serious and dramatic moments that are very striking. At a little over four minutes, there's a great deal going on without being over-cluttered and too busy.

Haunting but brief Mellotron throughout the first minute of `7 to 8 Melody', though there's a (thankfully short) somewhat cheesy `honky tonk' piano section in the middle of the track that reminds me of my least favourite moments of any Rick Wakeman solo albums! The rest of the track is superb, especially the triumphant finale.

`Wild Pig' has a more urgent and frantic sound, and occasionally it's quite bombastic. It's slightly let down by one or two sections with loud and overmixed string outbursts that boom over the top and drown out the rest of the music. This however is only a slight complaint!

`Slow & Chromatic' has sombre church organ and Mellotron, quite restrained and almost subtle compared to the business of much of the rest of the album. Very classical and gothic, it's a welcome break right in the middle of the album. Spacey sound effects and epic piano add a real sense of drama and mystery to this one.

Very jazzy piano brings another surprising element to this album on the short but sweet `Melody Bass', a very warm and positive sounding track. A welcome surprise, and yet another highlight.

`Bolero' ends the album with a very joyful E.L.P sounding fanfare finale, however the three and a half minute track is very repetitive and under-developed, and hardly a fitting sendoff for the album. The only disappointing part of the album.

If you can find the album, do not hesitate to snap it up. It's a first-rate prog knockout that showed a band with immense potential and endless ideas. `Melody' is a more than worthy addition to any prog fan's collection.

Also, well done to David (Prog archives member Yam Yam) for getting this band on the Archives in the first place!!

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

WARNING: Forum software upgrade in progress, login function maybe affected for some users during that time.

Thanks to Ivan_Melgar_M for the artist addition.

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — the ultimate jazz music virtual community | MetalMusicArchives.com — the ultimate metal music virtual community


Server processing time: 1.03 seconds