Melbourne’s very own pioneers of the Odd World Music movement, Ocean Grove, are proud to announce the release of their debut album The Rhapsody Tapes. Set for February 3 release via UNFD, the band have revealed another teaser of the album through new single and video for ‘Intimate Alien’.
The Rhapsody Tapes was written and produced entirely by the band in Sam’s bedroom, allowing Ocean Grove endless creative freedom. Frontman Luke Holmes, guitarists Jimmy Hall and Matt Henley, bassist Dale Tanner, drummer/producer genius Sam Bassal and studio member Running Touch have come together to create a space that blurs the line between reality and perception.
“The Rhapsody Tapes explores a fascination with a warped perception of reality,” says Luke. “It tells parallel stories that come in waves… and parts of the album are written from the view of a child standing on the edge, looking out into a hyperreality in search of something.”
With endless creative freedom, The Rhapsody Tapes – sonically and visually – was constructed in minute detail by the Ocean Grove collective, with no outside interference whatsoever. Every inch of the artwork, every note of music. Because that’s how the Odd World grows: in the shadows, bravely.
Ocean Grove The Rhapsody Tapes out February 3 via UNFD