German metal band The Ocean have teamed up with Revolver to stream a clip of the instrumental version of “Bathyalpelagic III: Disequillibrated” from their upcoming Pelagial DVD, which is being used as a live video projection during the band’s current world tour. Directed by Robin Staps, who edited the film from over a year’s worth of footage, the film follows a female protagonist who, “…is seen enduring various stages of fear, lust, terror, pain and joy, as she sinks towards the inscrutable depths of the Hadopelagic zone at the end of the album, and metaphorically, deeper and deeper into the depths of her own psyche.”
Staps comments, “The album concept follows two separate but related strains: One is the obvious journey from the surface towards the depths of the sea, crossing the five Pelagial depth zones. The second one is loosely based on Andrey Tarkowsky’s movie Stalker, which is also a journey through zones, but an inward journey, form the surface into the depths of the human psyche, towards the origins of our wishes and desires. This is the central theme that the lyrics of the album are orbiting around. The Pelagial movie takes up themes from and makes reference to both of these conceptual strains, and fuzes them together, in an abstract, artistic way.”
You can watch the video below and pre-order the DVD here.