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One Arc Degree - The Ocean Palace (2016) [Blue Tunes Chillout] (ambient, downtempo, electronica)

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Style tags: ambient, chillout, downempo, cinematic
Label: Blue Tunes Chillout
At long last, our debut album has landed. This is a pretty big moment for us, a milestone of sorts. I hope you will enjoy it and I would suggest that you read the short story I wrote while this album concept was formulating. I imagined it as the soundtrack to an imaginary movie. Here it is: 
“The Ocean Palace is not a palace. It's King is not a king. Royal blood does not run through his veins, nor he has a noble ancestry. Douglas Page found himself on the shores of Kraken Mare seven full years ago, just a short while before the start of summer. His mission was to examine & assess biological information on life sustainability and build the groundwork for the first extraterrestrial colony of the human race, here on hydrocarbon-rich Titan. That assessment ended six years ago. He was supposed to be joined by the first team of scientists and engineers just two years after his landing, in order to construct the primary colony base. They never came. They never would. That much was clear now. Earth had deserted him, in the ever-shifting dunes of Belet above which, in that hazy sky, Saturn and the Sun danced together perpetually. There would never be a colony. During his two year and four months trip to Titan, budget priorities shifted dramatically back on Earth. It simply didn't make any sense to allocate the necessary funds for space colonization while an all-out nuclear war was taking place, on a global scale. Even if that colony was humanity's slim chance of survival. But humanity was never really that far-sighted anyway. By the time Douglas had landed, the war was over, leaving the global economy as well as any technological infrastructure in shambles. Being the optimist that he was, Douglas had faith in the human race, he firmly believed that they would soon rebuild the modern civilization, that they would stick to the plan. At worst, he would have to endure the loneliness for a while longer. Nothing his training hadn't prepared him for. His physical and mental abilities could last a lifetime of solitude, walking on Titan alone, living in the spacecraft alone. His sanity lasted for five years. The lonely King had watched Saturn rise a thousand times, casting his dim light over the metal plates of his Ocean Palace and he was destined to watch it many thousand times more, before he could remember who he once was...â€



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Hydrogen Times Pi ... f*cking awesome :wub:

Really happy you enjoyed that one. We had some friendly criticism that the drums make it too pop-rock(ish).


Any chance you can get blue tunes to release on bandcamp? Pretty please?

Unfortunately, they won't do that. We are working on a neat idea ourselves though, I'll keep you informed ;)

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review by Mike G @ Ambient Music Guide's Best Albums of 2016:


A blinding album from a Greek electronica duo making their long-play debut after years of singles and e.p releases. Combining memorable tunes with superb production nouse, The Ocean Palace is a free-ranging fusion of lush chillout with strains of epic breakbeat, progressive rock, and thumping progressive psytrance. The production is uncanny at times; the duo have constructed their sound on a vivid three-dimensional soundstage so that, despite all the textural richness and layers of harmonies, a striking sense of space remains. The unforgettable opener “Through This Haze†glides slowly up to the heavens on a humming bassline before locking down into a broken groove that packs an incredible gnarly punch. Also on the menu is sparkling midtempo psy, beatless reveries and slow, shimmering deep space tech. “Hydrogen Times Pi†sounds like an ambient rock rave-up with its sad, simple melody swirling over a maelstrom of distorted guitar sounds and thundering drums.

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