Damnation Festival – The Ocean Interview

The Ocean – also known as The Ocean Collective, are currently on their part two tour, for their album ‘Pelagial’. The album is not just any old 10 to 12 song tracks but a 53 minute track masterpiece. Musically their album reflects a journey to the bottom of the sea, linking lyrically the human mind, using an influence from the film ‘Stalker’ by Andrei Tarkovsky. Robin states “How much control do we have in the first place on our wishes and our desires…Can we decide if it’s a good desire or  bad desire”. Their album is free from social and political content, displaying theory not a answer around the workings of our minds and emotions.



About Del Preston

So there I am, in Sri Lanka, formerly Ceylon, at about 3 o'clock in the morning, looking for one thousand brown M&Ms to fill a brandy glass, or Ozzy wouldn't go on stage that night. So, Jeff Beck pops his head 'round the door, and mentions there's a little sweet shop on the edge of town. So - we go. And - it's closed. So there's me and Keith Moon and David Crosby, breaking into that little sweet shop, eh. Well, instead of a guard dog, they've got this bloody great big Bengal tiger. I managed to take out the tiger with a can of mace, but the shop owner and his son, that's a different story altogether. I had to beat them to death with their own shoes. Nasty business really. But sure enough, I got the M&Ms and Ozzy went on stage and did a great show.