LOST FABLES (2016)
Opal Ocean’s debut album, Lost Fables, creates a vivid portrayal of Alex Champ’s and Nadav Tabak’s unique relationship with the guitar.
Lost Fables highlights the many genres of the acoustic guitar. Tribal Instinct is the radio serviced song from Lost Fables.
•Previous release sold over 7000 EP’s independently.
• Viral Video with 4+Million views within 3 weeks on Facebook.
•Already 96k views (combined) on YouTube
•Album successfully funded on Kickstarter.
•Endorsed by Yamaha Australia, including sister brands Line6; Vox; Paiste & Steinburg.
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About Lost Fables
Reaching new heights with this new release, Opal Ocean finds a whole new sound in Lost Fables.
The dynamic duo Alex Champ & Nadav Tabak formed in late 2014 in Melbourne, at the heart of Australia’s vibrant music capital. Merging their love for progressive rock and acoustic music Opal Ocean delivers a one of a kind instrumental experience.
Lost Fables is for the Listener, an adventure through a surreal world with each song showcasing a different place in that world. A place where melodic and intricate playing meets to replace the need for singing. With a story to tell behind each track, Opal Ocean guides the listener’s imagination through their lost fables.Facts About The Album:
- Mark Lewis, renown Heavy Metal Mixing and Mastering engineer was brought onboard to aid the radical approach taken to part with the classical world and get closer to a Heavy Rock Production.
- Wanting to bring audiences closer to their unique world, the duo worked closely with Swedish digital artist Hjalmar Wåhin, Creating unique artwork representing the band’s vision for each of the songs, not only making Lost Fables a sonic journey but a visual one as well.
- Track 6 “The Fallen Prince” was recorded on the same day Prince passed away and the electric guitar solos were a spur of the moment idea from producer Dave Newington, consequentially naming the song after Prince
- An extract of the original 1931 ‘Dracula’ is used to create the base of Track 9 “Scientific Reality”, which is cleverly used as an introduction track for “Mr.Stoker” a song that tributes itself to the author of ‘Dracula’ Mr. Braham Stoker.
- Unconventional production was used to bring a closer fusion of genres by the use of wha pedals, Moog filters, re-Amping and other effects not typically associated with classical guitar. As well as Foley effects like water, breathing and paddling can be heard at the beginning and end of the album to bring the listener into the surreal world.
- Lost Fables was recorder in Black Pearl Studios by Terry Hart.
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– Lost Fables
“The way these guys gel their respective talents speaks volumes of their intuitive bond.”
Dec 13th 2016 | Label: Independent
The Opal Ocean boys are back at it after last year’s tantalising debut EP, but this time there’s more progressive guitar noodling across 11 mesmerising tracks to sink one’s teeth into.
Nadav Tabak and Alex Champ certainly found soulmates in each other when they formed in Melbourne a couple of years back – the way these guys gel their respective talents speaks volumes of their intuitive bond. This purely instrumental affair might not appeal to all, but for guitar nerds the bluesy vibes in Sleight Of Hand, flamenco-style duelling in Echoes Of Light and slaps and strums in Burnt Out are pretty gosh darn good.
Interview With Beat Magazine
Opal Ocean is a duo project. What do you both contribute to the band?
We are both 200 percent dedicated to this project and are equally involved on most aspects. Nadav usually deals with the connections and social aspects, while Alex deals more with the artistic side.
You blend and combine a variety of genres. Where do you take your musical inspiration from?
We both grew up listening to rock and metal like Pink Floyd and Metallica, but what really inspired is was progressive music with like Tool, Opeth and Dream Theatre – acts that pushed the boundaries of songwritingwhile keeping instruments at the forefront.
What do you love the most about playing live shows?
The connection with the audience and sharing that special moment with them. We get an awesome natural high, we’re addicted to that. It makes all the hard work worthwhile.
You’re slated to play your launch show on Tuesday – could you tell us about the new release?
It’s our first step toward getting our ideas out, blending rock and Flamenco together, with our own twist. We wanted to create a place where the guitar could tell the story and take the listener for a ride on our fret-boards.
What is the best thing about being involved with a project like Opal Ocean?
Being able to capture and connect with an audience much larger then a specific genre. We get to play for the young kids wearing metal shirts, to the grandmas with their walking sticks. Being so unique makes us very accessible.
Interview With Baked Goods Media
Opal Ocean share the beauty behind their latest album ‘Lost Fables’. From the creation of the album’s tracks (or journeys) to working alongside an artist to design visual ‘guidelines’ for each of the tracks, we’ll hear why this release is the first they’ve been truly happy with. The guys will also share the role busking plays on their songwriting and how the track Mr. Stoker got its name.
“And the good thing is, without having lyrics, you can get creative as a listener and can make up your own story…”
Posted by Baked Goods on Tuesday, January 10, 2017
– Lost Fables
“Opal Ocean have created an album which is just as brilliant as their live performances.
“Lost Fables” is multi-layered, emotional, and just the perfect background music for your imagination!”
ALBUM REVIEW: OPAL OCEAN – LOST FABLES
Die sympathischen Jungs starten in ihrer Heimat grad mächtig durch. Fernseh- und Radio-Auftritte hier, Konzerte da, Musikvideo-Drehs dort – und daneben bleiben sie der Strassenmusik immer noch treu. Man muss Nadav und Alex einfach mögen. Ausserdem haben sie Ende letzten Jahres noch ein Album rausgehauen, „Lost Fables“ heisst es. Und genau dieses wird jetzt unter die Lupe genommen:Die sympathischen Jungs starten in ihrer Heimat grad mächtig durch. Fernseh- und Radio-Auftritte hier, Konzerte da, Musikvideo-Drehs dort – und daneben bleiben sie der Strassenmusik immer noch treu. Man muss Nadav und Alex einfach mögen. Ausserdem haben sie Ende letzten Jahres noch ein Album rausgehauen, „Lost Fables“ heisst es. Und genau dieses wird jetzt unter die Lupe genommen: