Amager Bio

Torsdag 2. november

Anathema (UK)

Support:

Alcest
Om koncerten

De stjernekiggende prog-rockere Anathema udkommer med nyt album og kommer til Amager Bio

Efter 2012’s prisvindende ‘Weather Systems’ og 2014’s ‘Distant Satellites’, er ambient-rockerne tilbage med deres ellevte fuldlængde ‘The Optimist’. Den byder på noget af deres mørkeste og mest udfordrende musik til dato. 30. marts har Anathema udgivet det første track fra pladen, og annonceret en omfattende Europaturne, der vil komme forbi Amager Bio i november.

Nummeret hedder ‘Springfield’ og en af hovedkræfterne i bandet, Daniel Cavanagh, forklarer om valget: “Here we present the song ‘Springfield’, it’s actually the song that closed our unforgettable Wembley gig with Opeth and it seemed to be a track that just fell into place without much effort. It seemed to do itself. The song forms part of a narrative that runs through ‘The Optimist’ album, it’s a narrative that begins where A Fine Day To Exit left off. The album is a journey. The songs are ambiguous. There is no right or wrong way to take them. Make of them what you will.”

Hvor mørk musikken end måtte være, så beskriver titlen på det nye album godt den kompromisløse tilgang til musikken, som Liverpool-sekstetten har haft siden begyndelsen i 1990. De har haft et håb for fremtiden som har drevet deres musikalsk udvikling.

“We’ve been honest with ourselves from the start in writing deeply personal music,” fortæller sanger og multiinstrumentalist Vincent Cavanagh,  “It’s just that in the earlier days, it was cloaked in heavier instrumentation. When you’re a teenager, it’s natural to want to go ‘all or nothing’. We had a 23-minute ambient piece, classical ideas, multi-layered guitar harmonies, acoustic folky stuff, reversed tape experiments, long psychedelic sections, spoken word… all of that. But we quickly learned that the best way to get to the core of emotion in music is to strip away the layers. Melody is everything, then lyrics, rhythm and bass. Is it meaningful? Does it move you? Start with that… if the answer is yes, then you can start to think about experimenting.”

‘The Optimist’ udkommer 9. juni.

Billetsalget begynder 3. april

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Support:

Alcest FR

Om koncerten

ALCEST spiller en drømmende musik mellem prog og blackmetal, ”Musik af en anden verden” er det franske projekt passende blevet kaldt.

Alcest albumdebuterede i år 2007 som frontmand Neiges soloprojekt. Kort efter allierede han sig med trommeslager Winterhalter fra black metal-bandet Peste Noire.

Med albummet ‘Shelter’ fra 2014 bevægede duoen sig i retning af en blanding af post-metal og shoegaze, med kun fjerne black metal-tendenser.

Seneste album er ‘Kodama’ fra efteråret 2016. Metalhammer skrev: “Everything works in tandem to create a vast collage of bliss and despair – from the ethereal, almost joyous aura of Eclosion to the bleakness of Je Suis D’Ailleurs. Never rushing, but always growing, Kodama is an intricate tapestry.”

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