Alors je ne vais pas vous la jouer macho: parfois, j’ai du mal. Le côté “chaos torturé sauce barbelés rouillés”, ça me tente moyen à la base et en musique encore moins. Je ne peux conseiller Earthen qu’aux ceusses qui ont les cages à miel renforcées et qui n’ont pas peur des montagnes russes – en char d’assaut. (Chroniqué sur alias.erdorin.org)Favorite track: In Amidst the Silent Thrones.
After two successful European tours, Oceanwake set out to write the final part of their ambitious trilogy of albums. The closing chapter, titled Earthen, will see the light of day on the 10th of March. Earthen consists of two lengthy and dynamic compositions, clocking in at over 20 minutes each. Even though both of the songs bear the Oceanwake hallmark, one shouldn't be surprised to find the band once again visiting new, strange and unexpected territories. To tie the album with its predecessors musically, some unused fragments from Sunless sessions were given a new form inside these two meandering but naturally evolving epics.
On Earthen, Oceanwake continue their fruitful relationship with producer Jonne Järvelä (of Korpiklaani fame). The haunting images featured in the cd booklet were taken by a Canadian photographer, Chris Luckhardt, who travels around the world capturing abandoned places on film.
A music video for a 6-minute excerpt from A Storm Sermon is scheduled to be released on the 3rd of February. The promotional clip is being filmed by Harri Haataja and Vesa Ranta, who have currently been working with the likes of Dark Tranquillity, MONO and Sólstafir.