The Ocean and the Sun is the third album by experimental rock band, The Sound of Animals Fighting. The album features only the four core members that had appeared on both the first and second albums: the Nightingale, the Walrus, the Lynx and The Skunk.
The first song, "Intro", is the Persian translation of the English poem "In the Desert" by Stephen Crane. The original (English) version of this poem is printed on the inside jacket of the album. It is also read in English on the eleventh track. The title of the final track, On the Occasion of Wet Snow, is the title of the second section of Fyodor Dostoevsky's Notes from Underground. The second song, "The Ocean and the Sun" features a reading from the CrimethInc. book Days of War, Nights of Love. The title of the seventh track, The Heraldic Beak of the Manufacturer's Medallion, is taken from J. G. Ballard's Crash.