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Fern premiere video for brooding new single Intersubjective

The Ocean drummer Paul Seidel as Fern against a red filter
(Image credit: Press)

Fern, the new side-project from The Ocean drummer Paul Seidel, have premiered their video for brooding new single Intersubjective, which you can watch below.

It's the title track from Fern's upcoming debut album which will be released through Pelagic Records on September 30.

"We all seem to crawl through our personal realities, constantly distracted by impulses and our own conscious," says Seidel. "Yet all we are is just small fractions of a collective mindset, an evolving and expanding organism that seeks to determine and substantiate every information that crosses our path. We are intersubjective beings, illusions of a reality that makes sense of itself."

Away from The Ocean's blend of prog metal and post-rock, Fern mix the atmospherics of progressive music with the eclectic approachof artists like Nine Inch Nails, Depeche Mode and Björk.

 “These songs are an invitation to explore human identity in this rapidly digitised world we live in," adds Seidel. 'It’s necessary sometimes to be still and gain experience of your self in order to make more meaningful experiences of, and with others. Like in meditation, it’s a process of letting go off constant thought and impression in order to learn about your inner workings.” 

Intersubjective was written, performed, and co-produced by Seidel and produced and mixed by Jan Kerscher at Ghost City Recordings.

Pre-order Intersubjective.

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.