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    Posted: February 25 2011 at 06:47
Here are the links to their twitter explaining the situation. It seems like although they are breaking up, they all have projects. So maybe there is a silver lining. Very sad news indeed! Cry


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Post Options Post Options   Quote Tony R Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 25 2011 at 07:17
That's sad news indeed. Just picked it up on Sid Smith's Twitter.
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f**k.




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Post Options Post Options   Quote rushaholic Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 25 2011 at 08:47
An interview with Oceansize was just posted last month on The Silent Ballet site:

http://thesilentballet.com/dnn/Home/tabid/36/ctl/Details/mid/367/ItemID/3833/Default.aspx

No hint of a breakup there.




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Post Options Post Options   Quote iguana Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 25 2011 at 09:33
sad day. thanks for four concerts, four albums, a couple of EPs and lots more consisting of sheer mindblowity.
progressive rock and rural tranquility don't match. true or false?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote The Monodrone Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 25 2011 at 10:04
I am utterly distraught.

I didn't see this coming at all. Ah well, they made some amazing music while they were together...I'm very thankful for that.
    
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Post Options Post Options   Quote horsewithteeth11 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 25 2011 at 10:40
Wow. This made me sad. But it seems they're hinting at still creating music through other venues, so that's something good to take from it.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote AgentSpork Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 25 2011 at 11:38
Well... this is depressing.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Stooge Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 25 2011 at 22:22
I never like to see a band I like break up, but I never get too upset about it either.  The link in the original post didn't work for me, so I don't know exactly what's going on (I'll look into it though). I wish them the best in whatever they decide to do going forward. Smile
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Conor Fynes Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 26 2011 at 07:09
I don't think cheeseburgers are going to cheer me up with this one..
RIP Oceansize 1998-2011 </3
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Post Options Post Options   Quote The Hemulen Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 26 2011 at 07:16
Sad news. I've only recently started to get into them.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote memowakeman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 26 2011 at 10:00
Bad :(

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Post Options Post Options   Quote MillsLayne Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 26 2011 at 14:20
NOOOOO!!!  I just looked them up on Wikipedia and read about this.  What a bummer!  I just get into them heavily last summer, they release Self Preserved... just this past fall and now they break up.  And while I'm glad to see each member will be keeping busy, it just won't be the same, no matter what comes out of this.  Oceansize were a truly unique experience.



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Post Options Post Options   Quote The Truth Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 26 2011 at 23:30
Originally posted by Trouserpress

Sad news. I've only recently started to get into them.
 
Same here. Man that's a bum though.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Blackbeard Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 27 2011 at 09:28
First Isis, now Oceansize. Two of my favorites has left.Cry
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Post Options Post Options   Quote moreitsythanyou Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 27 2011 at 15:02
Originally posted by Blackbeard

First Isis, now Oceansize. Two of my favorites has left.Cry

And Sleepytime on top of this? For a year with a lot of amazing releases, there is a lot of sad news so far.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Mr ProgFreak Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 28 2011 at 12:35
I think it's a good thing. Frankly, their last album was a bit boring - it had some good moments, but as B.B. King put it: The thrill is gone.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote MillsLayne Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 01 2011 at 07:05
^It just seems weird that they would release a new album and then break up 4 months later. 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote The Hemulen Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 01 2011 at 07:53
Aye. And they contributed a fine Spratley's Japs cover for the Tim Smith tribute album, which they announced they'd be releasing as a special limited edition single only about a week prior to this announcement, which makes it seem all the more sudden.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote PinkPangolin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 07 2011 at 15:25
UnhappyCry Big big shame - an awesome band - and to think I missed that gig oin Bristol last year - what was I doing?!

Hope their 'brothers in Amps' (Amplifier) don't follow the same route having recently released an album
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