Shamblemaths - 2 CD

SKU 28-ARP 049
Simen Å. Ellingsen: soprano, alto, tenor and baritone saxophones, electric and acoustic guitars, soprano recorder, tin whistle, vocals, chant, whispers, sax samples, occasional keyboards
Ingvald A. Vassbø: drums, xylophone
Eskild Myrvoll: bass guitar
Paolo Botta: keyboards (4,5,6)
Eirik Ø. Dischler: keyboards (2,3,9)
Marianne Lønstad: vocals (2,9)
Anna Gaustad Nistad: vocals (4,6)
Pia M. Samset: vocals (3,5)
Leon Li: bassoon (4,6)
Eivor Å. Ellingsen (age 6): vocals (7)
Michael Francis Duch: double bass (7,8)
Morten A. Nome: double bass (1)
Ask Vatn Strøm: guitar cameo (6)
15 seconds of track 6 performed by Kanaan

"Our second album is darker, heavier, knottier, yet more fragile and vulnerable. It has taken five years, countless studio hours, but zero compromises. Hours of music have been distilled to 45 intense minutes, each one of which a deliberate and necessary part, and not a calorie was spent catering to anyone's preferences but our own. Some might call it a change of direction, but then Shamblemaths never had a direction to begin with. The album is like a picture with many shades, but all from a common, dark palette. There is anger and despair, quiet melancholy and faint embers of hope. In sound and instrumentation we remain in some will call the retro-prog landscape. Here are heavy numbers, reinterpretations of a 20th century string quartet and an ancient hymn, and contemporary classical moments. Yet all the components are chosen and constructed to form a coherent album which is more than a collection of tunes."
  • LabelApollon
  • UPC7090039724162
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