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Self Preserved While the Bodies Float Up

OceansizeAudio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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It's all about fitting in, apparently. Remember the best (actually the worst) days of your life? Wear the wrong pair of trainers and your school-day would become a living hell. It's easy to become part of the crowd, to blend in seamlessly with everyone else. But not when you're wearing trainers bought from Castleford Market. When OCEANSIZE quietly crept into a Manchester music ... Read more in Amazon's Oceansize Store

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Self Preserved While the Bodies Float Up + Effloresce + Everyone Into Position
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  • Audio CD (September 14, 2010)
  • Original Release Date: 2010
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Superball Music
  • ASIN: B003XYL716
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,518 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Part Cardiac (4:10)
2. SuperImposer (4:15)
3. Build Us A Rocket Then... (3:59)
4. Oscar Acceptance Speech (8:54)
5. Ransoms (4:07)
6. A Penny's Weight (3:38)
7. Silent/Transparent (8:29)
8. It's My Tail And I'll Chase It If I 9. Want To (3:36)
9. Pine (4:55)
10. SuperImposter (5:16)

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Be patient... this album is worth it. October 12, 2010
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I've been a big fan of Oceansize since Everyone Into Position was released. To me, at the time, it was a great modern rock album bordering on progressive. A really nice breath of fresh air in a really stale genre. Their influences were very clear (Tool, APC, Soundgarden, Radiohead, Pink Floyd, etc.) but they were able to keep things fresh in their own way.

When Frames came out a couple years later it was really a revelation. More experimental, heavier, more "Prog", more beautiful. It grew to be one of my all-time favorite albums and set an extremely high bar for their future releases. If you are reading this and considering their newest album, please do yourself a favor and pick up Frames as well.

With such a history, I was very anxious to hear the new album. Will it live up to Frames? At first listens I thought not. Only two songs really stuck out to me and they are superb "SuperImposer" and "It's My Tail and I'll Chase it if I want to". Some of the other tracks struck me as a tad "dull" but the album needed time. After multiple listens the other songs I wasn't crazy about really started to grow on me and I find the tracks I originally found dull to be quite haunting and beautiful. You -will- have the melodies stuck in your head for days if you are anything like me.

This album was recently the soundtrack to a California vacation I recently took and I've really fallen in love with it since. Driving around with the scenic mountains and ocean in the background with the music cranked up was bliss.

Track Breakdown:

1. Part Cardiac - Kind of an unorthodox intro on this album opener. Some random snare drum noodling suddenly explodes into a slow heavy riff where Soundgarden somehow meets Meshuggah.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Oceansize - a beautiful evolutionary progress September 27, 2010
Format:Audio CD
Beautiful music by one of the best group of musical geniuses of our time. Staying true to their typical incomparable form, Oceansize's 4th full length effort is nothing short of excellent. Anxiously awaiting the chance to see these fellas live (in the US, unless I win the lottery).
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not my favorite oceansize CD, but it's worth getting December 30, 2010
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A lot of the material feels like it is just alternate tracks from Frames. I think Effloresence is really their best overall album. They have obviously tried very hard to have a very unique sound but with it they have left out some of the most basic appeal to their music by trying to be artistic more than just kicking a$$. As a drummer, I enjoy the creativity their rhythm section demonstrates on their newer material but I also feel that Oceansize's songs lack groove and the songs never really pull you in or reach a point of climax or release because they are so busy avoiding playing a backbeat.

That being said, Oceansize is still one of the best rock/progressive bands out there. I look forward to another album from them in the years to come hoping they decide to go back to basics a little more.

3.5 stars.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A "Grower" Album Well Worth The Time Invested March 23, 2011
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I became an Oceansize fan in 2008 when I heard their third album, Frames, for the first time. I was blown away, and still am blown away by that album. I awaited the release of this for a couple of years, so needless to say, the anticipation was high. I was nervous when I heard that they were going to do a bunch of shorter songs, but they aren't really that short and there aren't all that many of them in actuality. Once I heard this album, I was let down. I only liked 2 or 3 of the songs, and I didn't LOVE any of them. Such is the beauty of Oceansize... their songs rarely will grab you instantly. This allows for the repeat value to be HUGE, and the process of figuring out the songs and getting into them is essential and also very enjoyable. One by one, their songs get into your head... sometimes the songs demand you come back just by one particular part of it that gets stuck in your head. Anyways, after listening to this album 10+ times (honestly not expecting this to ever get higher than #4 in my album rankings), the beauty and brilliance shone through - and I now listen to this album more than their previous ones (partially due to the fact that the material is newer to me). Now, on to the review!

Part Cardiac: Most fans of Oceansize are used to the beautiful songs with layered guitars, ethereal feel, and grace. This song is harsh, brash, ugly, and the complete antithesis of Oceansize. And I LOVE IT. They can do no wrong... they intentionally make a song to be obnoxious and ugly, and it ends up beautiful (in a very harsh sense). I can play air drums to this all day. The first line of the song (and album) are the title: "Self-preserved.... while the bodies float up....
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