New Album Suddenly Available Now.
available for touring 2018
Young Oceans’ songs are deeply introspective and contemplative, wrestling openly with the doubts of maintaining faith in the impossible. The titular single of the new album, SUDDENLY, encapsulates the tension consistent throughout Marshall’s songs: the individual filled with doubt, desperate for a momentary glance of transcendence, gaining momentary resolve without permanent resolution.
ABOUT YOUNG OCEANS
On the first morning of his 2016 political pilgrimage to Israel/Palestine Eric Marshall (Young Oceans) was awakened by the Muslim call to prayer issuing from the local mosque, an eerie melody both ancient and beautiful, hauntingly piercing the air above the city of Nazareth. Fittingly, it was this millennia-old melody that informed “Every Heart Is Open”, the first song composed for the new Young Oceans album SUDDENLY (Or The Nuclear Sunburst of The Truth Revealed).
“Anything new about Young Oceans is actually old,’ says Marshall. “The entire project is an attempt to use this modern pop music form to rocket back into history and uncover what’s always been there.”
Religion, zen, cosmic truth. This is not your mother’s religious music. Devoid of the weightless prosperity-based noise that plagues much of the Americanized music that would claim religious significance, Young Oceans pursue “densely layered atmospherics of the Eno / Lanois variety that lend equal appeal to the devoted believer, meditative transcendentalist, and discerning artrock fan" - (NoiseTrade).
Marshall’s songs are deeply introspective and contemplative, wrestling openly with the doubts of maintaining faith in the impossible, a struggle as prone to end in failure as victory. The result if a string of albums that hone "a complete mastery of space…the ship that ‘Achtung Baby and ‘Raising Sand’ built finds shimmering harbor in Young Oceans." - (Kevin Ott).
The latest, SUDDENLY, is a concept album focused on one of the most timeless of religious traditions, the Eucharist (i.e. Communion, meaning simply “thanksgiving”) as commonly observed across two millennia among Eastern Byzantines, Roman Catholics, Protestants, and every Christian culture in between from East to West. The titular single encapsulates the tension consistent throughout Marshall’s songs: the individual filled with doubt, desperate for a momentary glance of transcendence, gaining momentary resolve without permanent resolution.
As with previous Young Oceans albums, the standard album is accompanied by a tranquilizing instrumental counterpart Echo of Your Silence.
* "The Nuclear Sunburst of the Truth Revealed” is taken from Os Guinness’ book The Call, used with permission.