Beggars Arkive announce remastered vinyl reissue of Effloresce Due out on 10 November 2017
Beggars Arkive is delighted to announce the remastered double vinyl reissue of Oceansize’s stunning 2003 debut Effloresce. The album’s twelve tracks mix shimmering, atmospheric soundscapes, with insistent drums and their trademark hypnotic, three-guitar attack, which catapulted them to the forefront of the so-called “new prog revolution” of the 2000s. Echoing the expansive instrumentals of Mogwai, the rock-experimentalism of Jane’s Addiction and the sonic onslaught of My Bloody Valentine, Oceansize scaled new heights of grandiose, ethereal and utterly captivating music. The red and yellow swirl double-LP can be pre-ordered via the link in our profile.
It's rare for a name to so eloquently sum up a band and yet for Oceansize, their moniker only scratched the surface of the vast depths of musicianship displayed within this quintet. Hailing from Manchester, Oceansize owed nothing to the city's most renowned acts. Instead Oceansize followed their own musical paths to stunning effect, from their formation in 1998 to the band’s break-up in 2011.
Comprised of Mike Vennart (lead vocals / guitar), Steve Durose (guitar/ vocals), Gambler (guitar), Jon Ellis (bass) and Mark Heron (drums), Oceansize met whilst studying at Salford University. They self-released their first EP Amputee in 1999, followed by A Very Still Moment EP before signing to Beggars Banquet in 2000. They released the Relapse EP via the label in 2002.
Effloresce – which means “to burst forth into or as if into a flower” - was originally released in the Fall of 2003. All the tracks were recorded and produced by Chris Sheldon.
@rollingstone called it "an hour-plus of guitar-army paradise"
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