The songs, art and lyrics of Heliocentric tell the story of the rise of the heliocentric world view and its effects on Christian beliefs from medieval times to Darwin and Dawkins. Musically, Heliocentric covers the largest range of dynamics and styles The Ocean has ever endeavored. There are a few really calm songs with mainly piano and vocals, as well as some crushing heavy tunes. There is a very special atmosphere to it that pervades the album comments guitarist Jonathon Nido.
Heliocentric continues where the Proterozoic half of the Precambiran album left off, with dense, epic songs and big orchestrations. The album was mainly recorded in the mountainous isolation of La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, the highest city in Europe. He band recorded and mixed the album with the band s live sound engineer Julien Fehlmann. We wanted to be in control of every single detail and we have an amazing studio at our disposal. Sound-wise this is by far the best sounding album by The Ocean to date.