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Ocean Music


  1. 1.
    Clam, Crab, Cockle, Cowrie
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    Instrumental No. 1
  3. 3.
    When I Was the Setting Sun
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    Bird on the Wire
  5. 5.
    Fragments / Duino
Ocean Music is a musical collective created by multidisciplinary artist and healer Richard Aufrichtig.
Born in the Hudson River Valley, schooled in New York City and Berlin, descendant of at least three European countries, student of theater, published poet, notable wanderer, and supposedly prolific, Aufrichtig leads a band of native Californians, bringing to life songs full of “cinematic grandeur” (Active Listener).
Critics have described Ocean Music as a “mellifluous and woozy … lo-fi troubadour” (Time Out New York), playing “beautifully atmospheric acoustic folk epics” (An Earful), and “traditional American songwriting with a modern instrumental sensibility … blurring the line between music, poetry, and theatre” (KCAW).
Ocean Music has three releases under their belt (aside from the dozen-plus that Aufrichtig has released under other names): 2014’s Ocean Music, 2016’s Songs From The City, and 2017’s Wake: Three Songs. 2017 found Ocean Music occupied with the project of electrifying their material with a band including lead guitarist Kevin Schwartzbach, bassist Rebecca Kushner, drummer Alex Thrailkill, and keyboardist Sam Galison, which An Earful described as “an explosive update on Replacements-Pixies-Van Morrison, with interlocking guitars and pummeling rhythms.” Now, the band is set to release a half-dozen records of unheard material as it evolves once more.


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