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The Ocean and the Sun

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Released  September 9, 2008
Release date  9 September 2008
Label  Epitaph Records
Length  51:46
Producer  Matt Embree
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Artist  The Sound of Animals Fighting
Genres  Experimental rock, Progressive rock, Post-rock, Art rock, Ambient music
Similar  Rich Balling albums, Progressive rock albums

The sound of animals fighting the ocean and the sun full album 2008

The Ocean and the Sun is the third album by experimental rock band, The Sound of Animals Fighting. The album features only the four core members that had appeared on both the first and second albums: the Nightingale, the Walrus, the Lynx and The Skunk.


The first song, "Intro", is the Persian translation of the English poem "In the Desert" by Stephen Crane. The original (English) version of this poem is printed on the inside jacket of the album. It is also read in English on the eleventh track. The title of the final track, On the Occasion of Wet Snow, is the title of the second section of Fyodor Dostoevsky's Notes from Underground. The second song, "The Ocean and the Sun" features a reading from the CrimethInc. book Days of War, Nights of Love. The title of the seventh track, The Heraldic Beak of the Manufacturer's Medallion, is taken from J. G. Ballard's Crash.

The album peaked at 141 on the Billboard 200 and number 2 on the Top Heatseekers chart.

The sound of animals fighting the ocean and the sun


  • Rich Balling - vocals, executive producer
  • Matthew Embree - guitar, bass, vocals, producer, engineer, mixer
  • Christopher Tsagakis - drums
  • Anthony Green - vocals
  • Matthew Kelly - featured on "On the Occasion of Wet Snow"
  • Adrian, Elaina, and Victoria Benson - kids
  • Mark Bush - trumpet
  • Lauren Coleman - vocals/spoken words
  • Jessica McWhirter - vocals
  • Newsha Mohajeri - Persian
  • Charlene Rogers - spoken word on "Ahab"
  • Edouard Wlodarczyk - French poem
  • Wes Irving - assistant engineer
  • David Embree - assistant engineer, co-production on "Uzbekistan"
  • Austin Johnson - assistant engineer
  • Charles Johnson-Nunez - assistant engineer
  • Stephanie Villa - mastering
  • Songs

    2The Ocean and the Sun5:38
    3I - the Swan4:13


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