- 1Soyuz One06:19
- 3Exit Suite03:42
- 4Emperor Bespoke07:44
- 5Sky Burial04:27
- 6Fleeting Things04:24
- 7Soyuz Out13:26
Info for Soyuz
Known for their distinctive art rock that balances tense and beautiful arrangements, sinister and soulful melodic lines, Gazpacho's Soyuz furthers their experimental output.
A band who are used to seizing headlines with bizarre stories, including The Independent (UK) branding Molok as "An album that could destroy the world", Gazpacho have a holistic approach to the album writing process, imbuing each with a captivating concept. The themes of Soyuz were born from the idea of how beautiful moments pass and cannot be “saved for later”, so within Soyuz are interconnected tales of people and lives “frozen in time”. Taking inspiration from a multitude of eras and subject matters, including the doomed Russian space capsule Soyuz and its iconic captain Komarov; the Tibetan Buddhist funeral practice in “Sky Burial”; the inclusion of the oldest recording of the human voice from 1860 and the Hans Christian Andersen inspired “Emperor Bespoke”.
Recorded at Krypton Planet & St. Croix Fredrikstad in Norway, engineered by Thomas Andersen, Kristian Torp and Mikael Kroemer, mixed by John Rausch and mastered by Sonovo Mastering’s Thor Legvold. The artwork, designed by painter Antonio Seijas, is inspired by Russian Cold War colours and fonts from the Soyuz One flight era.
Jan Henrik Ohme, vocals
Jon-Arne Vilbo, guitars
Thomas Andersen, keyboards, programming
Lars Erik Asp, drums
Kristian Torp, bass
Mikael Krømer, violin, mandolin
Formed in Oslo in 1996 the band have honed their unique sound over a string of critically acclaimed albums and numerous tours, including several tours with long-time supporters Marillion. The albums and tours, the internet and word-of-mouth , have helped the band build a substantial international fan base.
Labelling the band’s music is not easy. One journalist once said it is classical, post-alternative, ambient, nocturnal, atmospheric, neo-progressive, folk world, rock.
More orthodox descriptions have suggested some similarities to Marillion, early Muse, Radiohead, Porcupine Tree, Anathema. But such simplistic comparisons don’t do justice to the true nature of the band’s music.
Since 2012 the band has release albums on the highly respected kscope label. Home of bands like Steven Wilson and Anathema. With as a highlight their latest album “Demon”. This album got fantastic press and was their most successfull one to date. But now the band it ready for a new album and tour. The new album will be released in october 2015 and is called “Molok”. Special guests on tour. will be the band IAMTHEMORNING.
This band released an highly acclaimed album some months ago called “Belighted”. They will perform in a special semi-acoustic setting.
This album contains no booklet.