The Ocean and the Sun

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The Ocean and the Sun
The Ocean and the Sun cover.jpg
Studio album by The Sound of Animals Fighting
Released September 9, 2008
Genre Experimental rock, progressive rock, art rock, ambient
Length 51:46
Label Epitaph
Producer Matthew Embree
The Sound of Animals Fighting chronology
Lover, the Lord Has Left Us...
(2006)
The Ocean and the Sun
(2008)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AbsolutePunk 85%[1]
Cosmos Gaming Favorable[2]
Sputnikmusic 4.0/5[3]

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.

The album peaked at 141 on the Billboard 200 and number 2 on the Top Heatseekers chart.[4]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lead vocal Length
1. "Intro"   Newsha Mohajeri (spoken word) 0:31
2. "The Ocean and the Sun"   Anthony Green, Lauren Coleman (spoken word) 5:38
3. "I, the Swan"   Rich Balling, Anthony Green (Bridge) 4:13
4. "Another Leather Lung"   Anthony Green 5:14
5. "Lude"   - 1:59
6. "Cellophane"   Rich Balling 4:58
7. "The Heraldic Beak of the Manufacturer's Medallion"   Anthony Green 5:39
8. "Chinese New Year"   - 1:06
9. "Uzbekistan"   Lauren Coleman 7:27
10. "Blessings Be Yours Mister V"   Matthew Embree 6:37
11. "Ahab"   Charlene Rogers (spoken word) 1:00
12. "On the Occasion of Wet Snow"   Rich Balling, Matthew Kelly, Jessica McWhirter 7:18

Credits[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Beringer, Drew (September 20, 2008). "Sound of Animals Fighting, The - The Ocean and the Sun - Album Review". AbsolutePunk. Retrieved January 27, 2012. 
  2. ^ Dahlberg, Chris (August 29, 2008). "Music: The Sound of Animals Fighting: The Ocean and The Sun > Our Take". Cosmos Gaming. Retrieved January 27, 2012. 
  3. ^ Flatley, Ryan (September 8, 2008). "The Sound of Animals Fighting - The Ocean and the Sun (album review)". Sputnikmusic.com. Retrieved January 27, 2012. 
  4. ^ Billboard.com

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