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Frozen Ocean - Transience

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    Frozen Ocean - Transience

    Label: Independent

    Release date: 19.09.17

    The name Frozen Ocean...it conjures up images of vast vistas of ice; a world of cold without paths to follow, a forbidding, bewildering landscape that to enter, means inevitably to be lost... To the unwary and ill prepared, such is the musical world of Frozen Ocean. A labyrinthine back catalogue which flits between territories, leads you down peaceful roads which end in raging destruction, flies you at exhilarating speed over forests and mountains then abandons you in the endless black silence of space.

    Now, following on from the release of the wonderful The Prowess Of Dormition EP, Vaarwel, the lord and creator of the realm of Frozen Ocean, has produced a guide to his kingdom, a travellerís almanac that reveals the breathtaking order within the daunting chaos. Transience gives form and shape to the maelstrom and shines a light on the pathways through the dark. The three kingdoms within the Frozen Ocean world are revealed Ė the Aether, the Tether and the Nether. Each one is formed from the substance of a different musical style; from dark ambient, from a post-rock wasteland that lies between ambient and metal and from atmospheric, blackened metal. Vaarwel has chosen songs from each kingdom and bound them together, fresh and remastered. He offers these words to guide you through his creations:

    "Projects with an enormous and varied discography are very difficult to perceive, even at a subliminal level. I could imagine that from the listenerís point of view, thus I prepared this for all of you who would like to attune with Frozen Ocean but didnít know where to start. Transience itself is an inherent part of the Frozen Ocean artistic method, so it is completely representative within the choice of songs, including the previously unpublished ones. Transience is a piece of different, good music combined into one block, but moreover it is a safe and convenient passage through Frozen Oceanís meandering discography. Welcome, and follow me..."

    Vaarwel is offering this beautiful, expansive guide to the world of Frozen Ocean as a gift to those with the desire to discover, asking nothing in return. This is his way of opening the gates to all who would explore the ice shrouded sounds of his imagination. Along with fifteen remastered tracks, three previously unreleased, representing the best of Frozen Oceanís incredible canon of work, the download pack includes breathtaking new cover art, created by Vaarwel himself, a selection of Frozen Ocean flyers, an original poem by Vaarwel that explores the thoughts behind Transience and a set of wallpapers for the stunning A Perfect Solitude album.

    There has never been a better opportunity to discover the wonderful breadth, depth and diversity of Frozen Ocean. Step through the gateway and let Vaarwel be your guide...


    Genre: Atmospheric Blackened Metal | Dark Ambient | Post Rock
    For fans of: Solstafir | Atrium Carceri | Enslaved | Ulver

    Vaarwel Ė All music and vocals

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