Progarchives.com Homepage
Forum Home Forum Home > Progressive Music Lounges > Official 'review our music' forum
  New Posts New Posts RSS Feed: Psychocean - "Luminescence"
  FAQ FAQ  Forum SearchSearch  Calendar   Register Register  Login Login

Psychocean - "Luminescence"

 Post Reply Post Reply
Author
Message
LocustStar View Drop Down
Forum Newbie (< 5 posts)
Forum Newbie (< 5 posts)


Joined: March 07 2011
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 2
Post Options Post Options   Quote LocustStar Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: Psychocean - "Luminescence"
    Posted: March 07 2011 at 15:38
"Luminescence" is our first self-produced full-length released on November 2010. It's exclusively published as free online download, coupled with a physical CD including all artwork and lyrics and
also an empty cdr. You can download entire album on: http://www.psychocean.org/

Our 2007's Ep "Embryonal Confinement" is available on: http://www.jamendo.com/it/album/9715
(our Jamendo page is: http://www.jamendo.com/it/artist/psychocean)

Our biography:

Catania' based Psychocean release their first EP “Embryonal Confinement” in October 2007,
a concept-album dealing with the labour of the contemporary man, condemned to lead his life in a “free and democratic” prison by social patterns and suffocating routines. Explicit reference to the works of Orwell, Palahniuk and Chomsky are not to be denied. Opening track “Overtones” has been enclosed on the "NeuroSounds Vol.1: Stones From The Sky” compilation CD. Quite a lot of successful gigs within the national boundaries followed, as
well as an openingact slot for renowned band Zu, and several good achievements in various competitions (Unirock 09's first place winners, FRU 08 and IndieConcept 2010's second place winners) alongside with enthusiastic favour of most of the critics from musical press and roundabouts (Top Demo on RockHard, June 2008, among others) complete this period.

The band starts writing new songs, spreading session over a period of one year and a half: the result of this serious commitment of time and reasoning is “Luminescence”, their first full-length album. Lyrics are inspired by modern life alienation, social networksintroduced communication, the everlasting conflict with Nature and man himself' spiritual evolution, as deeply portrayed by Marcuse, Nietzsche, Majakovskij, Mandelbrot, Junger, Borges and Saramago's way of thinking. Carmelo Orlando, Novembre's vocalist, guests on the song "Luminescent Twin", and both front + back CD covers are Tobia Rava's own artworks. Psychocean "Luminescence" is exclusively published as free online download ( www.psychocean.org ) , coupled with a physical CD including all artwork and lyrics and
also an empty cdr, in the name of a marked separation between the sheer essence (music) and the mere container (compact disc)...

Line-up:
Marco Giarratana - vocals
Michele Cigna - guitars
Stefano Di Francisca - bass
Antonio Calandra - drums

Special guest: Carmelo Orlando from Novembre.



Edited by LocustStar - March 07 2011 at 15:44
Back to Top
AtomicCrimsonRush View Drop Down
Special Collaborator
Special Collaborator
Avatar
Symphonic Team

Joined: July 02 2008
Location: Australia
Online Status: Online
Posts: 13798
Post Options Post Options   Quote AtomicCrimsonRush Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 08 2011 at 16:50
This sounds like a great album from your post. I will have to hear this soon. I have a few reviews I am working on now, but I think this will go high on the priority list.
 
I have to ask, are you sending CDs out to reviewers?
 
and secondly, as there is no official listing, are you going to be listed on the progarchives website soon? I couldnt find you on the lists and normally bands who post in this section are officially listed.
 
Thanks for letting us know about the music!
 
 
Back to Top
LocustStar View Drop Down
Forum Newbie (< 5 posts)
Forum Newbie (< 5 posts)


Joined: March 07 2011
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 2
Post Options Post Options   Quote LocustStar Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 08 2011 at 17:53
Thank you so much for listening us, I hope you'll like our project (we spent a lot of time to write the last album).

We're actually sending cd's for reviews and searching for a contract.

We're not listed on the site, but I promise that I'll do very soon. I started this topic 'cause I was looking on internet if there were some new reviews of our last album and I found a discussion on our first Ep, so I decided to create this discussion :)

I'm looking forward to reading what you think about our music. Thank you so much.
Back to Top
octopus-4 View Drop Down
Special Collaborator
Special Collaborator
Avatar
RIO/Avant/Zeuhl Team

Joined: October 31 2006
Location: Italy/UK
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 5809
Post Options Post Options   Quote octopus-4 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 14 2012 at 08:29
Downloading now...looking at the comments on your site (I'm Italian, too) it looks interesting. 

Curiosity killed a cat, Schroedinger only half.
Back to Top
tupan View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar
VIP Member

Joined: August 22 2005
Location: Brazil
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 1048
Post Options Post Options   Quote tupan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 14 2012 at 09:00
Psychocean was added to this site ages ago: http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=6872

And yes, all these ratings are mine! Great band, deserve more attention from the prog listeners!

EDIT: Ops, there's a review by Conor Fynes too...Embarrassed


Edited by tupan - April 14 2012 at 09:01
"Prog is Not Dead and never has been." (Will Sergeant, from Echo And The Bunnymen)

My blog: http://parastream.wordpress.com
Back to Top
octopus-4 View Drop Down
Special Collaborator
Special Collaborator
Avatar
RIO/Avant/Zeuhl Team

Joined: October 31 2006
Location: Italy/UK
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 5809
Post Options Post Options   Quote octopus-4 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 14 2012 at 09:01
So I'm in debt of a review...Wink
Curiosity killed a cat, Schroedinger only half.
Back to Top
octopus-4 View Drop Down
Special Collaborator
Special Collaborator
Avatar
RIO/Avant/Zeuhl Team

Joined: October 31 2006
Location: Italy/UK
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 5809
Post Options Post Options   Quote octopus-4 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 15 2012 at 14:48
After the first two listens I can say that I've found both the album and the EP very good. Maybe a bit too reminescent of Tool, but this is not a bad thing. Sometimes the vocalist reminds me to Serj Tankian (who is a great vocalist).

However I need to listen more before reviewing. Those are just my first impressions.
Curiosity killed a cat, Schroedinger only half.
Back to Top
Conor Fynes View Drop Down
Prog Reviewer
Prog Reviewer
Avatar

Joined: February 11 2009
Location: Vancouver, CA
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 3179
Post Options Post Options   Quote Conor Fynes Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 18 2012 at 04:39
Very cool band!
Back to Top
octopus-4 View Drop Down
Special Collaborator
Special Collaborator
Avatar
RIO/Avant/Zeuhl Team

Joined: October 31 2006
Location: Italy/UK
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 5809
Post Options Post Options   Quote octopus-4 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 18 2012 at 04:40
My 19 years old daughter loves your albums Smile
Curiosity killed a cat, Schroedinger only half.
Back to Top
tupan View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar
VIP Member

Joined: August 22 2005
Location: Brazil
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 1048
Post Options Post Options   Quote tupan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 20 2012 at 07:56
Originally posted by Conor Fynes

Very cool band!
 
Hey Conor, Psychocean was also added to MMA: http://www.metalmusicarchives.com/psychocean.aspx?ac=psychocean
"Prog is Not Dead and never has been." (Will Sergeant, from Echo And The Bunnymen)

My blog: http://parastream.wordpress.com
Back to Top
octopus-4 View Drop Down
Special Collaborator
Special Collaborator
Avatar
RIO/Avant/Zeuhl Team

Joined: October 31 2006
Location: Italy/UK
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 5809
Post Options Post Options   Quote octopus-4 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 20 2012 at 08:10
Clap
Curiosity killed a cat, Schroedinger only half.
Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Bulletin Board Software by Web Wiz Forums® version 9.69
Copyright ©2001-2010 Web Wiz

This page was generated in 0.203 seconds.