The music speaks for itself. Raised in Bakersfield, California, Lost Ocean makes highly melodic rock full of lush piano and chunky guitar. They are sure to be a favorite for fans of Mae, Copeland, and Death Cab For Cutie.
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Don't put to much "trust" in Lost Ocean's debut| Posted May 30, 2008
Hailing from Bakersfield, California, the alternative rock Lost Ocean began their career with their self titled debut. Traveling with bands like P.O.D., Ruth, and Lifehouse the young band got some recognition and hopefully some fan base out of the tours. Lost Ocean opens with the light rock/alternative sounding “believe”, which introduces Jeff Grey’s vocals which are light but very solid, unfortunately the simple music is not as impressive. But the band does have some ability to play with music to make sound smooth. Example: the organic medium rock song “still life”.
“Just glide” is a solemn party song which sounds bizarre but turns out pretty well. The melancholy mood continues with “you are” which is a simple rock tune. “Mute” doesn’t have much musical complexity, but the piano and drums are blended together expertly in the bands smoothest song. The upbeat “dreams” is a solid alternative light rock tune and “everything is” is a piano fueled rock song with Lost Ocean’s most daring chorus. “Trust” is solid soft alternative melody that flows well, and but “lights” is a one of the best on the ten track disc, as organic solemn feel tales the album to one of it’s highest point musically. The ending song, “vast”, starts with an acoustic guitar before finishing strongly as a rock song.
Seeking to be “Christian by Faith; Not by genre”, Lost Ocean tries to be spiritually blatant but also theologically vague. References of the bands faith in God is found in “mute” (‘Your fingerprints are everywhere’) and possibly on “still life” as well. But with a party song like “just glide” and the strange “trust” (Your head, your head/Ohhhh, your head) it’s really hard to take Lost Ocean seriously. Many of the lyrics are unclear and in some cases too vague, also a gun metaphor shows up on “vast”. Nice to see the solemn alternative pop rock act that Lost Ocean pulls in their self titled debut but for more challenging lyrics and more complex music this is not the CD
Great pop rock.| Posted October 11, 2007
Another band from credential recordings that presents briliant and artistic rock genius, Lost Ocean presents musical stylings carrried by ambient piano melodies. If you like the piano driven pop/rock of the fray or coldplay this album is for you.