OCEAN MAKES WAVES WITH HER DEBUT RELEASE MERMAID MUSIC ON APRIL 27
Added: (Fri Apr 27 2001)
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Artist, songwriter, and Producer, OCEAN has a song library of over 3,000 original songs. This is just the beginning. OCEAN is of Scandinavian heritage; she has traveled the world with her skateboard and surfboard, born in coastal Mississippi, raised in Malibu,California, and on the Florida coast, and attended school in New York State and in Europe.
On MERMAID MUSIC, OCEAN creates songs which flow from the idea that being "free" is the essence of life. Described as a "Freedom Child," and writing and producing songs since the tender age of fourteen, OCEAN has followed her wanderlust, her own siren song, all over the planet.
The lure of exotic lands has inspired her music greatly. The possibility of being labeled as a "Disco Doll" or being limited to just one style by the music industry lead her to release her own production of MERMAID MUSIC, a spiritually free undulating record with hints of tribal, electronic, dance and street funk.
Since MERMAID MUSIC was largely influenced by her world travels, her music touches many cultures and embraces exotic elements in a style she calls,”Hypnofunk”. Some of her music is based on "Homegrown Funk," her idea of the distillation of blues, rock, & funk. Her lyrics are at the same time "street wise" and "lyrical,"often drawing on mythic themes. At times, the sophistication of cross-rhythmic fusion accents the intricacies of her multi-levelled vocals.OCEAN has emerged on the music scene with a powerful current of uniquely original melodic music. Her interest in other cultures, and causes has lead her also to record a collection of lullabies to give to children in hospitals and orphanages and a collection of songs honoring various animal groups. Ocean is a volunteer for "wildlife rescue," and spends time surfing and helping lost and injured animals.
In MERMAID MUSIC, Ocean takes the listener on a magical voyage of the seven seas, through a primal realm where the flavors of many cultures converge. OCEAN ‘s musical sorcery blends all these elements together, entrancing the listener with the passionate, lilting waves of her debut album ,MERMAID MUSIC.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL J.L. AT OCEAN RHYTHM RECORDS AT 310-288-3414 OR EMAIL: OCEAN@OCEANMERMAID.COM