It’s a bit of a slow news week in many respects, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t find something interesting and music related to pass the time with. As we all know, The Ocean‘s upcoming record Pelagial has a bit of a dual-concept. Musically, the record makes a descent through the ocean’s depth zones, going from the lively sunlit surface to the dark and largely uninhabitable ocean floor. Instead of following this submergence in lyric, the group instead decided to take a parallel journey inspired by 1979 Russian film, Andrei Tarkovsky’s Stalker.
Here is a synopsis of the film:
Stalker depicts an expedition led by The Stalker, who leads his two clients — The Writer and The Professor — through a site known as The Zone, which is not bound by the natural law of physics. In this zone resides a room, which has the supposed potential to fulfill a person’s innermost desires.
The film has been uploaded to YouTube with English subtitles. The subtitles were originally the source of the lyrics for Pelagial, but were paraphrased and shuffled about after the group couldn’t secure permission from the copyright holders. You’ve likely already heard the album’s instrumental version, so while you wait on the full release to become available, why not bone up on the source material? Watch Stalker below.