Join The Ocean as they enter the depths of the Aragats mountains in Armenia for their new song "Oligocene". The video was filmed by band members Loic Rossetti, David Ahfeldt and Robin Staps, plus edited and animated by Craig Murray.
"We found this place by accident: the dilapidated ruins of a soviet observatory & research station for cosmic radiation," said Staps. "The building itself looked like a spaceship that had crash-landed up high in the mountains, but there were lots of interesting structures scattered across the landscape: concrete cubes, underground tunnels, rusted machinery, fallen power poles and watchtowers. It all looked like taken straight out of Andrej Tarkovsky's 'Stalker' movie," concludes Staps, referring to the ingenious classic that was also the backbone of The Ocean's 2013 album Pelagial.
As for the song, it serves as the transition between the heavier first half of The Ocean's new album Phanerozoic II: Mesozoic | Cenozoic and the chiller second half. Phanerozoic II: Mesozoic | Cenozoic is out on September 25 and is available for pre-order here