121 Years

by East of Oceans

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The last two years has seen Brock Van Wey (bvdub) hit a creative vein that is almost impossible to imagine. With each new addition to his enormous body of work, people continue to be surprised and touched in different ways by the honesty, openness, and most poignantly, spirit in his work. What is very apparent is with each new addition, he gains new fans who become rather obsessive about his entire works (to say the least!).

So what then, when we uncover a new moniker. East Of Oceans recently appeared on the excellent Auxiliary label’s Symbol series (#6), but now we are enormously proud to present the first full album under this new moniker.

I’ve been lucky enough to see and hear the development of ‘121 Years’ over the past year or so now, and have looked on in wonder at the sheer balls Brock has to make this. It is unlike anything I have heard in an album: both old school in some ways and yet new, different, unique and incredibly developed in others. It is an incredible accessible record yet really rather different from the work under Brock’s well-known and loved bvdub guise.

With beautiful photography by our dear friend Hitoshi Ishihara, we are enormously proud to present this latest unique work to you in six panel digipak designed by Christian Roth.

Thank you. どうもありがとうございました。


released August 17, 2012

Written and Produced by Brock Van Wey / East Of Oceans
Mastered by Vincent Kwok
Photography by Hitoshi Ishihara (attic photograph - http:/attic.cc)
Designed by Ian Hawgood + Christian Roth



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