“This is not just another track, it is a real work of art from Gidon Carmel, Amistat and Coby Grant. A very rich and saturated sound picture, in which, through an illustration of images, the whole range of emotions, loneliness and a deep sense of immersion is conveyed.” (Automatically Translated with Google Translate)

“Это не просто очередной трек, это – настоящее произведение искусства от Gidon Carmel, Amistat и Coby Grant. Очень богатая и насыщенная действием звуковая картина, в которой через иллюстрацию образов передан весь спектр эмоций, одиночества и глубокого чувства погружения.”


Berlin-based multi-instrumentalist and producer Gidon Carmel is giving life to the third single from his latest concept album, GOABI – a songwriting collaboration between 14 acts from Berlin’s thriving dark folk, pop, rock, experimental and electronic scenes.

This new single, ‘The Ocean’ is released today. It is co-written and created by indie pop duo, Amistat, with vocal contribution from Australian singer-songwriter Coby Grant.

The Ocean is a gentle, uplifting and atmospheric interlude that glues together the Goabi narrative, Carmel’s concept album that centers on the fictional character Goabi the Alien, an intergalactic being who falls from the sky to a harsh fate on planet earth.

“It’s the moment where Goabi feels a sense of kinship to his new surroundings on earth, where he’s reminded of a feeling of his home – even though he is so far away from it, so it’s mostly a strange illusion,” says Carmel of the new single.

The Ocean, and entire Goabi album, was recorded and co-produced in Berlin’s Famous Gold Watch Studios collectively by Carmel, Cameron James Laing (Universal), and UK producer and instrumentalist Tim Hook.

The Ocean again illustrates how strong and moving Carmel’s production, songwriting, and arranging is – a masterwork that poignantly evokes themes of alienation, loneliness, and a deep sense of in-between-ness.