domingo, 4 de junho de 2017
GENTLE KNIFE (Crossover Prog • Norway) with a NEW ALBUM
Gentle Knife is a Norwegian progressive rock ensemble featuring eleven members. With male and female vocalists, multiple guitarists, keys, synths, mellotron, woodwinds and more, their signature sound dips deeply into classic 70s prog, resurfacing with a modern take on the genre.
Gentle Knife's conceptual debut album THE GENTLE KNIFE (2015) takes you from the clamor of the big city, into an alluring forest. The journey is supposed to renew your energy, but somewhere deep in the forest, you are drawn away from the path, and into the unknown. The album has attracted considerable interest worldwide on websites, in Facebook-groups, music magazines and on radio shows specializing in progressive rock.
The relentless passage of time is the main theme of Gentle Knife's latest outing and 2nd upcoming album, CLOCK UNWOUND (soon, 2017). The album delves into lives overshadowed by longing and disappointment. Plans go askew, lovers betray and dreams fade. Yet, as a sense of resignation descends upon a dystopic inner landscape, moments of beauty remain. Songs are epic in format, and play across a broad spectrum of emotions.
A taste of the album may be found here:
Short snippets of each piece might be found here:
Clock Unwound (2017)
Release date: June 15 2017.
CLOCK UNWOUND will be available from: Musikkoperatørene AS (Norway and intl.), Musea Records (France), Wayside Music and Laser's Edge (North-America), Mylodon Records (Latin America), Just for Kicks (Germany), Caerlysi Records (Europe), and more to be announced.
"The relentless passage of time is the main theme of the 2nd album, Clock Unwound, which delves into lives overshadowed by longing and disappointment. Plans go askew, lovers betray and dreams fade. Yet, as a sense of resignation descends upon a dystopic inner landscape, moments of beauty remain. Songs are epic in format, and play across a broad spectrum of emotions.
The album is mixed and mastered by progressive rock heavyweights Markus Reuter and Benjamin Schäfer of Unsung Productions, in Berlin, Germany (Stick Men, Crimson ProjeKct et al.) and mastered by Lee Fletcher.
A prog collective of 11 strongwilled persons with collective credits and mutual veto is quite a challenging place to be occasionally, but it is also a quite remarkable organism once there's agreement on a project and on developing a piece. So right now, we would say that the band is doing well :-)"
Eiving (Gentle Knife)
The album is already available on international pre-order from Just for Kicks Music, Germany. Place your order today!
Note: I already listened to the album and it's just fantastic ... A true Prog Rock from the 21st century. A real must have for Prog Lovers.
Thanks Eivind (Gentle Knife).
Long Live Gentle Knife