LP - GÖSTA BERLINGS SAGA - SERSOPHANE

Relentless and propulsive, Sersophane is a symbol for what is yet to come - the as of now unknown and unnamed materialised in a goddess of hope and wisdom, holding her ground in a crumbling world. The album that bears her name is the fourth record from the Swedish instrumental quartet Gösta Berlings Saga. Dark and dystopian, the album is characterized by an eclectic mix of references, combining tight minimalistic grooves and driving/aggressive rhythms with unruly noise and a vibrant edge. Within this musical universe, Sersophane represents the will not to resign to passive pessimism, casting her beacon of light in the shape of shimmering melodies and epic adventures into unknown terrain. Sersophane is a stripped down affair compared to the band''s previous album, more akin to 2009''s Detta Har Hänt in terms of the recording process. All the basic tracks were recorded live in Studio Rymden over a period of two days, as a way of safeguarding a sense of spontaneity for the material and maintaining the raw feel of a live show. This aspiration was present during post processing too, as obvious solutions in terms of instrumentation and arrangements were avoided in order to find new ways forward. The result is the band''s most coherent album thus far, thematically consistent with little added to the core, Alexander Skepp (drums, percussion & synthesizers), Einar Baldursson (electric, acoustic & lap steel guitars & synthesizers), David Lundberg (Fender Rhodes, synthesizers and Mellotron), Gabriel Tapper (bass & Moog Taurus).

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ArtistGÖSTA BERLINGS SAGA Release date2017-01-17 AvailabilityNot in stock Delivery1 - 3 weeks Item no95928 Product groupVinyl MediaLP Record labelIcosahedron Music GenreStoner Rock ConditionNew, unplayed