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A This album's like a walk in a labyrinth. It has this kind of fairy tale quality to it; it's quite lovely and fantastic, but with something that feels like a portentous darkness following you around or looming overhead. It's like the sun and the clouds or the forest and the clearing. Or that labyrinth I already mentioned... Prepare for a journey.

Wonderfully appropriate album art and modest, but special packaging with the disc. I'm very pleased! Favorite track: Vessel.
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Smoothaudiodelights Beautiful stuff, reveals new treasures with every listen, fans of Mogwai, Oceansize, Amplifer, Vessels etc will love this. "Bones" is superb, especially the ending which caught me completely by surprise. More Please ! Favorite track: Bones.
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zen One of those albums that you sit and listen to with headphones and let take you on a journey. At times it's dark, melancholy and heavy, and other times it's atmospheric and hopeful, yet there's a really distinct mood throughout.

Hints of A Perfect Circle, Tool, Karnivool, Alice in Chains, Deftones, etc, yet something entirely new going on here. Expect lush guitars, dark soundscapes, tasteful drumming, and Maynard-esque vocals. Requires a few listens to fully appreciate. Favorite track: Vessel.
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boogaloopit Stunning music, love the album, only good stuff ! Favorite track: Veil.
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    The complete 33 minute E.P. on Compact Disc, presented in a hand-cut sleeve made from unique 300gsm grass card.

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Rest 02:54 video
Veil 07:22
Elderflower 03:19
Brine 04:47
Vessel 05:00
Poisoned 01:47
Bones 07:01


- High resolution cover art
- A lyric digital booklet
- A 44-page, in-depth digital book on the themes and making of Elderflower

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"Experimental yet accessible...an intense journey" - Powerplay Magazine

"one hell of an EP... demands repeated listening in order to reveal its full richness." - Aural Aggravation

"dystopia set to music" - Battle Helm

"a big step forward" - Aristocrazia


released September 2, 2016

Elderflower E.P.
Lyrics by Chris Theo
Music by Defy The Ocean
Produced & mixed by Chris Theo
Mastered by Alan Douches
Artwork by Erin Smith

Vishwanath Sankaran (Chitravina) on Vessel
Nina Plapp (Cello) on Bones


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