I am very happy to present to you my very first output with my new band The Ocean. We’re releasing a Split EP with Mono from Japan, called “Transcendental EP”.
Ours is a 13 minutes song entitled The Quiet Observer and was inspired by Gaspard Noe’s controversial movie Enter The Void. The movie tells the story of a drug dealer getting shot in a Tokyo toilet while tripping on DMT, and entering what is referred to as the „intermediate state“ according to the Bardo Thodol, the Tibetan Book Of The Dead: the book, which has been a source of inspiration for many writers, artists and musicians from John Lennon to Aldous Huxley, describes a state immediately after a person’s death, when the intellect of the dead person must face its own illusions, in the form of peaceful and wrathful deities, in a protracted psychedelic experience. Only if it manages to expose these horrifying guises as products of its own imagination, can it escape the eternal cycle of rebirth. Noe leaves it open as to whether protagonist Oscar’s death and the following metaphysical experience are actually happening – or whether he is simply tripping…
Check out the song on Soundcloud and let me know, what you think:
We’ll be performing this song in full on our upcoming tour with Mono and Sólstafir!
See you there!