Frozen Ocean | Imperative Management:
Frozen Ocean and Imperative PR first worked together on the cold and majestic The Dyson Swarm album – IPR securing a raft of great press for an album which took listeners on a voyage beyond human experience, to the outer reaches of deep space. However, the Frozen Ocean story began long before that, in 2005, when multi-instrumentalist Vaarwel first unveiled his musical creation to the world. Since those early days Frozen Ocean has stood alone, not adhering to any one genre, part of no scene, simply wandering wherever Vaarwel’s creative spirit takes him, but always, always summoning sounds to fire the imagination. Each Frozen Ocean release is a unique listening experience, but all drawn together by incredible, immersive atmosphere – be that in the form of the raw black metal of the savage Norse trilogy of albums (Likegyldig Raseri, Vanviddsanger and Natt Over Meg), the beautiful ambience of A Perfect Solitude, the enthralling musical story telling of Trollvinter or the all-enveloping dream of Prills Of Remembrance. There is nothing that can quite compare to Frozen Ocean.
Having recorded his most stunning creation to date - The Prowess Of Dormition – in 2015, Vaarwel returned to Imperative PR, hoping to secure a suitable label to handle the release of his masterpiece. IPR negotiated with several labels before settling on Apocalyptic Witchcraft - a label as dedicated to unfettered creativity as Vaarwel himself – who immediately recognised the immense quality inherent in Frozen Ocean. Featuring four tracks of epic, melodic, atmospheric black metal, The Prowess Of Dormition was released to a wave of critical acclaim in February 2016.
With interest in Frozen Ocean at an all-time high, following the praise poured upon The Prowess Of Dormition, Vaarwel next decided to open up his kingdom of music to new followers. He created Transience- a traveller’s almanac, a guide to the diverse and complex musical realms of Frozen Ocean. The beautifully presented digital collection was made available for free download on the 19th of September 2017, encouraging ever more sonic explorers to set foot upon the ice of the Frozen Ocean.“...inspired take on metal’s dark outer limits...”
Dom Lawson’s review of the The Dyson Swarm in Prog Magazine