German band The Ocean and Japan’s Mono have teamed up to create a brand new split EP entitled Transcendental which consists of two songs, one by each band totaling 24 minutes of new music altogether.
The Ocean contributed the 13 minutes long track The Quiet Observer, which was inspired by Gaspard Noe‘s controversial movie Enter The Void.
Mono added their 11 minute song Death in Reverse which is said to serve as a trailer for the upcoming 9th Mono album, which is scheduled for an early 2016 release through the Pelagic Records label.
Guitarist and main song writer Takaakira Goto said about Death In Reverse – “The theme of this track is life and death and regeneration. Even when our bodies decay and decompose, our souls will prevail unchanged. Our bodies will act as seeds for the next generation, while our souls will journey together into our new eternal life. This is the story we want to explore with our next album, a portrayal of our journey through life towards death; from living out our lives proud and high, to bodies immolating, infused with precious memories… and through the vast, noisy tunnel of space, we become pure souls – a single drop of water in the fountain of life.”