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    Posted: October 10 2007 at 16:01
I feel like these guys are terribly overlooked here. Beginning from the very fisrt EPs they were unique, and any comparisons weren't valid. With release of "Effloresce" they've brought new ideas in Psychedelic music - would anyone believe that band with CAN, CARDIACS and BLACK SABBATH among influences could go wrong!!! And they didn't! Amazing "Everyone into Position" has shown us another side of OCEANSIZE - they are composers, and one hell of composers!!! Unusual chord progressions and extraordinary harmonies, but this creates catchy melodies, earworming your mind for ages! And now "Frames" is finally released (I'm preparing the huge and thoughful review ), and I think OCEANSIZE must get some more attention here. They're equal to TOOL and PORCUPINE TREE in my book, in terms of both songwriting quality and groundbreaking approach. I hope ther time is gonna come and they'll get what they truly deserve. Long live Nu Prog!!!



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 10 2007 at 16:35
I couldn't agree more. I purchased their first two albums in the summer on the basis of a recommendation that if I liked Porcupine Tree then I would quite like Oceansize. Now I can't get enough of them. Just purchased Frames at the weekend and have been playing it virtually continuously since.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 10 2007 at 16:42
So it has finally been made.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 10 2007 at 17:50
One of my recent discoveries. I'm falling in love with their music recently and enjoying much of their albums. Amputee is one of my favorite songs from them. Hep hep hoorah Winkfor Oceansize.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 10 2007 at 17:52
They're a band I really like, among my favorites.  Everyone into Position is an excellent album, and Effloresce is very good.  Even they're EP, Music for Nurses is really good! 

My copy of Frames has been shipped to my house.  I'm looking forward to listening to it this weekend! (Hopefully!)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 10 2007 at 18:15
Great band indeed!
It is also a recent discovery for me (a few months ago) and i really liked them. I just bought  Frames too and i`m enjoying it very much.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 10 2007 at 23:04
Lately I can't get enough of them either. They're extremely unique, combining elements of many styles and artists including Porcupine Tree, King Crimson, Tool, Radiohead, and Pink Floyd. They have psychedelic elements but also metal and post-rock with undeniably prog structures. A great deal of their songs have odd time signatures and syncopation, but are incredibly accessible and catchy. I find bands able to do that really remarkable.
 
Props for Oceansize.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 11 2007 at 00:02
i had heard quite a bit about them but never actually listened to them. i just listened to their music on the archives and i was very impressed. when i have some money i'll have to pick up their albums.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 11 2007 at 03:36
count me in. WHAT a band. roll on oct 22nd! (gig )
progressive rock and rural tranquility don't match. true or false?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 11 2007 at 05:26
One of the few remaining bands which IMO only released brilliant albums (and has a discography with more than 2 albums).Clap
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 11 2007 at 08:58
Originally posted by Fight Club

A great deal of their songs have odd time signatures and syncopation, but are incredibly accessible and catchy.


I failed to find a single 4/4 signature on Frames actually (except for "Red Rag to A Bear", which is an outtake...but awesome!!!)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 11 2007 at 16:11
at this second, theyre my favurite band [my fav band changes every week r so]
 
even with the incredible frames im still in awe of everyone into position
 
heaven alive is the most uplifting song ive ever heard
 
I CANT WAIT TO SEE THEM ON WEDNESDAY!!!!!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 11 2007 at 19:39
I decided to check out this band and Wow just Wow!!  Now the problem is where do I find their albums.  They are fantastic - they remind me alot of Muse but are way better than Muse (like the vocals better).
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 12 2007 at 00:17
Hey Mr.Prog-Jester, what do you think all of their EP's?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 12 2007 at 07:11
They're my favourite band at the moment, and though unknown in Denmark, they're playing here in Copenhagen the 23th October, can't wait. Just got Frames through my mailbox, and after the first listening it sounds really promising.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 12 2007 at 09:05
Originally posted by pelican

I decided to check out this band and Wow just Wow!!  Now the problem is where do I find their albums.  They are fantastic - they remind me alot of Muse but are way better than Muse (like the vocals better).


All you need is desire to get them, some patience and some money. I managed to get them in Ukraine - now try to persuade me you won't find them in USA!!!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 12 2007 at 09:13
Originally posted by ProgBagel

Hey Mr.Prog-Jester, what do you think all of their EP's?


"Music for Nurses" is almost brilliant, a transition phase between heavy and psychy debut and my fave melodic "...Position" album. All songs are classy (if any of them would have been on "Effloresce", it would become a serious "...Position" rival in my book!).

"Amputee" has a wonderful "Ebb" trip, but this is mostly fans' stuff. Same goes almost for every other EP of them, some unreleased songs here and there ("Size of An Ocean", "A Very still movement", etc), but none from them is that genius as "Red Rag to a Bear" (best OCEANSIZE outtake ever!!!).

BTW, has anyone heard the "Dirty sweet smell of summer" song?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 13 2007 at 06:31
ive only got their two studio albums
 
everyone into position and frames
 
can somebody tell me the first ep is should buy, ive head good things about music for nurses
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 13 2007 at 07:25
Originally posted by yoel?

ive only got their two studio albums
 
everyone into position and frames
 
can somebody tell me the first ep is should buy, ive head good things about music for nurses


There's actually 3 studio albums, so the next thing you should buy is their first album, Effloresce.

If you still want more after that, the best ep is definitely Music For Nurses

Click the image. CLICK IT!!!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 13 2007 at 08:59
Heard some of their music here and there, really good band.
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