This album is about the struggle of trying to make sense of the world through a lens that doesn't always seem to work. It's about having what keeps you up collapse under your feet, and what happens after that. "Ocris", meaning "rugged mountain" in Latin, is exactly where this all takes place. We are always working towards a summit we think we need to reach, but often if and when we get there all we see is a greater height we wish to conquer. "Ocris" is about climbing one of these mountains, the constant questioning of why and how, and how those questions impact the journey itself. When the questions finally produce answers, they inevitably also produce more questions, creating an endless hike up. There is always going to be some greater unknown, which means there really is no true summit to "Ocris", only an acceptance of where we are and of the questions we still have, and a desire to keep moving forward.
This album was a wonderful journey for us. Ideas changed as we did during its creation. It really was amazing to get to spend so much time with one another, discussing life and getting to know each other as much as we spent time working. Now that it's all complete, we are incredibly excited to have you be a part of this album. We encourage you to listen and let us know your thoughts on the music, lyrics, or anything else.
"Ocris" was recorded in the summer of 2015 at Afterlife Studios in Vancouver, B.C. with John Raham.
released January 23, 2016
Scott Currie - Piano, Rhodes, Keyboards, Lead Vocals
Stephen Dahl - Drums, Percussion, Timpani, Vibraphone, Vocals
David Dueckman - Bass, Trumpet, Euphonium, Keyboard, Vocals
Matthew Janzen - Guitars, Cello, Viola, Violin, Vocals
John Raham - Mixing, Engineering
Graemme Brown - Mastering
All songs written and performed by Oh Village.
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