Fertile State

Blue Ocean

Fertile State

SLR 274 » released October 2023

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1. Ode 7. The Radiant Edge
2. Elated Prose 8. Present
3. Neutron Mob 9. Sulfur Jacket
4. Fertile State 10. Syncnine
5. Ion Drift 11. Deorbit
6. Take A Care 12. Elude

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Oakland CA's Blue Ocean have been working around the fringes of the Bay Area indie scene since 2018, honing their very particular noise-disrupted racket into a unique and instantly identifiable sound. They blend elements of shoegaze, sunshine prism-pop, noise rock and electronics into a dense, sometimes disorienting soundworld that embodies a spectral mystery recalling forebears like Disco Inferno, Bark Psychosis and Flying Saucer Attack.

"Fertile State" is their debut album, following on the heels of 3 tape EPs and a LP drawn from those tapes that sold out instantly on release in 2021. Songs like "Ode," "Fertile State" and "Syncnine" show how much Blue Ocean has grown in the last few years. They've easily shrugged off many of the markers of their punk/indie roots, allowing their experimental urges free rein and and the noise to find it's own level. It's a bracing, invigorating album that truly rewards deep listening and points the way forward to an intriguing future.


US first pressing LP on pink & blue swirl vinyl, plus Monorail Music exclusive version on yellow vinyl.

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