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    Posted: October 27 2017 at 20:43
Deluge Grander's new album Oceanarium  will be released in mid-November. 

The music on Oceanarium  is entirely instrumental, densely orchestrated, and has a wide variety of instruments, including cello, trumpet, bass clarinet, flute, saxophone, hammered dulcimer, banjo, ukulele, mandolin, violin, oboe, xylophone, and trombone, in addition to the usual keyboards, guitars, bass, and drums.  Although many musical styles are included, the end result probably fits nicely under the label "symphonic prog."

Oceanarium  is the second album in a planned three-level seven-album series.  The first album Heliotians was released in 2014, and the third album Lunarians will hopefully be released in 2018 or 2019.  Those two albums had/will have hand-painted artwork and hand-written lyrics and/or notes for each of the roughly 300 copies (each containing a vinyl LP and CD). Oceanarium, on the other hand, will be released as a regular 80-minute CD and double vinyl album. Oceanarium is on the middle tier of the three-tiered seven-album series and contains some ideas also found in the two albums beneath it (the previously mentioned Heliotians and Lunarians), but most of them are probably hard to recognize, and unlike those two albums, Oceanarium is densely and carefully orchestrated and is entirely instrumental.
 
Here are the 8 tracks that will be on "Oceanarium": 

1. "A Numbered Rat, a High Ledge, and a Maze of Horizons" [11:32]
2. "Drifting Inner Skyline Space" [8:28]
3. "The Blunt Sun and the Hardened Moon" [15:25]
4. "Finding a Valley in a Gray Area on a Map" [3:24]
5. "Finding a Shipwreck in a Valley in an Ocean" [6:20]
6. "Tropical Detective Squadron" [14:10]
7. "Marooned and Torn Asunder" [8:06]
8. "Water to Glass / The Ultimate Solution" [12:31]

Musicians: 
Dave Berggren: electric guitar (6), compositional contributions (6) 
Dan Britton: keyboards, guitars, other instruments (1-8) 
Neil Brown: trumpet (8) 
Steve Churchill: oboe (1,7) 
Brett d'Anon:  bass, guitars (1-8) 
Brian Falkowski: saxophone (3), flute (4,5), clarinet (8) 
Patrick Gaffney: compositional contributions (1,6) 
Denis Malloy: bass clarinet (1, 2, 3, 8) 
Corey Sansolo: trombone (1) 
Natalie Spehar: cello (2, 4, 5, 8) 
Zack Stachowski: violin (4, 5) 
Christopher West: compositional contributions (6,7) 
Alex Bennett: Cover art (pfloyd on PA!)

Here are a few samples:

Track 1: "A Numbered Rat, a High Ledge, and a Maze of Horizons" 


Track 4: "Finding a Valley in a Gray Area on a Map"


Track 7: "Marooned and Torn Asunder"


Track 8: "Water to Glass / The Ultimate Solution"

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote DamoXt7942 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 27 2017 at 21:49
Have had a listen. Great stuffs indeed, my faves. Heart
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote jayem Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 28 2017 at 12:20
Better late than never, I've just discovered them... The band is part of my Bandcamp collection already !



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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Luxis Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 28 2017 at 15:45
AAW YEEEES!!!
I also discovered them kinda recently, about 4 years ago! And their musicality still continues to intrigue me. I feel that I still didn't digest that epic from August In The Urals, Inaugural Bash.
VERY excited to listen to this. :)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mascodagama Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 28 2017 at 19:25
The samples delight me greatly - retaining a recognisably DG / Dan Britton vibe whilst adding a very healthy dose of kosmigroov / funky cinematic jazz sensibility. The results seem quite unique to me and I'm convinved the album is going to be killer.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mascodagama Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 28 2017 at 23:41
Originally posted by Luxis Luxis wrote:

AAW YEEEES!!!
I feel that I still didn't digest that epic from August In The Urals, Inaugural Bash.
VERY excited to listen to this. :)

Well, it is a nine-course meal of a track to digest!

But the cherry ice cream sundae on that album is A Squirrel, IMO.

Edited by Mascodagama - October 31 2017 at 22:25
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote richardh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 30 2017 at 12:43
Love Heliotians so well up for this!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote dnieper111 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 31 2017 at 20:31
Here's another sample- this track has more of a zeuhl sound:

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote someone_else Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 01 2017 at 10:25
Originally posted by richardh richardh wrote:

Love Heliotians so well up for this!

Seconded. Heliotians is one of my favourites of the 2010's.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote dnieper111 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 15 2017 at 11:41
"Oceanarium" is released today on CD and as a download!
Here's where you can buy the CD:
-In the USA: ZNR, Wayside, Syn-phonic, Laser's Edge, Kinesis, CDBaby, and Amazon.
-In Europe: Musea (France), Lizard (Italy), and Caerllysi (UK).
-In Japan: Garden Shed and Disk Union.
Downloads are available at CDBaby, Bandcamp, and Amazon.
The 2-LP vinyl version should be available in December. 
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mascodagama Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 15 2017 at 14:55
^ It's great that you'll have distribution locally. Will be sure to order from Caerllysi. Looking forward to getting it!


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Hey its finally out! I'm super stoaked. 

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