The Ocean Between Us

by Diamondstein & Sangam

supported by
Eric King
Eric King thumbnail
Eric King These two artists combine their styles exceptionally well, and in my opinion their atmospheric tones, along with some well made shifts in pace, provide a level of quality only Diamondstein and Sangam could conjure. An immersive, often dark, 'neourban' experience.
1am 2am 3am 4
1am 2am 3am 4 thumbnail
1am 2am 3am 4 Sounds like what flowing along the Lethe is like I imagine. Favorite track: Orbital.
wc_helmets
wc_helmets thumbnail
wc_helmets Some of the most beautiful ambient synth driven music you will hear this year. Wonderful touches of jazz and other elements really set this one apart. Amazing work. Favorite track: April 1987.
C. Thielen
C. Thielen thumbnail
C. Thielen This dark and ambient exploration is full of surprises and every listen merits new findings. The two collaborators, Diamondstein and Sangam, both bring immensely fleshed out dimensions to the album's contours. And it is perhaps the distinctives each artist brings to this project that give the album its utterly unique sound. Favorite track: Orbital.
Taz
Taz thumbnail
Taz As eerie as it is beautiful Favorite track: North of the City.
War Driver
War Driver thumbnail
War Driver Such a hard-hitting release. It really puts me in a mood I can’t really describe. Favorite track: North of the City.
more...
/
  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Run of 308 Black LPs pressed by Gotta Groove Records

    "Romantic, ambient garage from two of the best producers operating in the post-vaporwave sphere [...]" - Andrew Ryce, Resident Advisor on "The Price of Failure".

    From The Wire Magazine by Emily Bick:

    ''All instrumental, this one has two modes: moody 1980s film driving montage, and atmospheres saturated with rain and fog. ''Finding Peace Where There Isn't'' charges with 808 thrust, and ''April 1987'' soups up its rain on windscreen dreamy melody with a few Aphex acid squelches in the bassline - a nod to ''Avril 14th''? ''Orbital'' washes yet more rain over a muted sax pad, and in the watery ''Journey Into The Unknown'' you can hear the diluted influence of Vangelis's incidental music for Blade Runner. Alienated and nostalgic, these instrumentals would work as an alternative soundtrack to the video game Kentucky Route Zero, with its sunset colours, stark, mid-century petrol stations and futurised Edward Hopper vistas, and endless miles of road for the solo driver, looking for clues in an uncanny world". - The Wire Magazine (Issue 417)

    NON-US FRIENDS - CHEAPER SHIPPING AVAILABLE THROUGH VINYL-DIGITAL GERMANY

    ----------------------------------------------------------

    The full-collab follow-up to 2017's "Lullabies For Broken Spirits."

    "The Ocean Between Us" finds the duo expanding significantly on their sound, incorporating elements of postmodern classical music, beat-driven synth, and dream techno into their signature electronic minimalism. Tracks flow in and out like the tides, providing listeners an opportunity to let go completely; with bodies afloat on the water's surface. While the music provides escape, it also offers an opportunity for introspection.

    One of the clearest shifts in the duo's work is the presence of electronic beats amongst their synths and found sound. Album opener, 'April 1987' puts an interstellar jazz kit in the room with an ecosystem of cinematic electronica, and the album's first single, 'Finding Peace Where There Isn't' builds to a climax that could be described as Philip Glass going full techno.

    Like all of the music made by these producers, there is a profound emotional element to each song, despite the fact that there are no lyrics. Instead, the notes themselves conjure feeling from within the listener, allowing each track to hold its own personal significance for every individual.
    credits
    releases October 16, 2018

    All Music Written, Performed, and Mixed by Diamondstein & Sangam

    Mastered by Rafael Anton Irisarri at Black Knoll Studio

    Cover Photography by Hevx

    Layout by Z. Emerson

    Includes unlimited streaming of The Ocean Between Us via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ... more
    ships out within 3 days
    edition of 300  35 remaining

      $18 USD or more 

     

  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    Purchasable with gift card

      $8 USD  or more

     

1.
04:55
2.
3.
04:26
4.
5.
6.
04:00
7.
8.
9.
04:29
10.

about

"Romantic, ambient garage from two of the best producers operating in the post-vaporwave sphere [...]" - Andrew Ryce, Resident Advisor on track 7, "The Price of Failure"

----------------------------------------------------------

From The Wire Magazine by Emily Bick:

''All instrumental, this one has two modes: moody 1980s film driving montage, and atmospheres saturated with rain and fog. ''Finding Peace Where There Isn't'' charges with 808 thrust, and ''April 1987'' soups up its rain on windscreen dreamy melody with a few Aphex acid squelches in the bassline - a nod to ''Avril 14th''? ''Orbital'' washes yet more rain over a muted sax pad, and in the watery ''Journey Into The Unknown'' you can hear the diluted influence of Vangelis's incidental music for Blade Runner. Alienated and nostalgic, these instrumentals would work as an alternative soundtrack to the video game Kentucky Route Zero, with its sunset colours, stark, mid-century petrol stations and futurised Edward Hopper vistas, and endless miles of road for the solo driver, looking for clues in an uncanny world." - The Wire Magazine (Issue 417)

-----------------------------------------------

The full-collab follow-up to 2017's "Lullabies For Broken Spirits."

"The Ocean Between Us" finds the duo expanding significantly on their sound, incorporating elements of postmodern classical music, beat-driven synth, and dream techno into their signature electronic minimalism. Tracks flow in and out like the tides, providing listeners an opportunity to let go completely; with bodies afloat on the water's surface. While the music provides escape, it also offers an opportunity for introspection.

One of the clearest shifts in the duo's work is the presence of electronic beats amongst their synths and found sound. Album opener, 'April 1987' puts an interstellar jazz kit in the room with an ecosystem of cinematic electronica, and the album's first single, 'Finding Peace Where There Isn't' builds to a climax that could be described as Philip Glass going full techno.

Like all of the music made by these producers, there is a profound emotional element to each song, despite the fact that there are no lyrics. Instead, the notes themselves conjure feeling from within the listener, allowing each track to hold its own personal significance for every individual.

credits

released October 16, 2018

All Music Written, Performed, and Mixed by Diamondstein & Sangam

Mastered by Rafael Anton Irisarri at Black Knoll Studio

Cover Photography by Hevx

Layout by Z. Emerson

license

all rights reserved

tags

about

Doom Trip Los Angeles, California

Diamondstein / Sangam / HOTT MT / Mukqs / Heejin Jang / Pale Spring / somesurprises / Tarkamt / Solo1 / Skyjelly / Rangers / Parallax '48 / Body Trains / Niku No Sekai / Doom Mix Vol. III now available!
www.twitter.com/doomtriprecords
www.facebook.com/doomtriprecords
... more

contact / help

Contact Doom Trip

Streaming and
Download help

Shipping and returns

Redeem code

If you like The Ocean Between Us, you may also like: