The Estonian instrumental band Ocean Districts plays heavy and progressive post-rock with sludge elements. Their music is characterized by an intensive and melancholic arctic atmosphere that borders on ethereal.
Listening to Ocean Districts demands patience. Their music is not built on hooks and fun shredding. Tracks begin slowly and peacefully, gradually taking on deeper tones and heavier riffs. Step by step the audience is prepared for the climax of the song--when the track hits its peak the effect is ever more powerful.
In 2014, the band released their debut album Expeditions. They created soundscapes that were cogent and delivered heavy punches but at the same time beautifully elegant. The success of that album paved the way for performances with the band God Is An Astronaut in Estonia and Latvia, a long tour in Finland and warm-ups for bands like Sólstafir, Alcest and Dirge. Ocean District’s last EP Doomtowns moves forward from their first album’s sound. The name of the EP is inspired by the nuclear tests conducted by the Soviet Union and the United States during the Cold War. Doomtowns consists of five tracks that explore the balance between delicate melodic tunes and raggedy riffs.
Ocean Districts - Survival City