Last month I announced a contest to the WILDEBEEST Mailing List and the Facebook followers, who were encouraged to write a review of the song Oceanisk to win an EP. A lot of great reviews were sent in, but this one by Zephaniah Washington was the most imaginative:
“Sitting here listening to “Oceanisk” I get the distinct feeling of traveling, a long journey the dead of night. Starting off with the feeling of a ship calmly floating down a dark passage. The calm, dark intro with the heart of the song being a steady rhythm on a floor tom breaks into a heavy, screaming guitar as if a storm has come, and just as quickly passed as the song calms again, but keeps a heavier rhythm. Only to shock you again. In short Oceanisk is perhaps one of the most sonically distinct songs I’ve listened to in a long time. From calm to heavy, from melodic, to a demonic screaming undertone. The whole song invokes feelings of a time and place far more wild than that we currently inhabit.”
Thanks for the words, Zephaniah, and congratulations!
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