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The All Is One


If The Crucible - both visually and musically - started where The Tower ended, one can argue that The All Is One starts where The Crucible ended and thus finishes the so-called 'Gullv g trilogy'. That said, The All Is One is so much more than a sequel, and very much a standalone album in its own right. While The Crucible took the band a step further out than The Tower, the new one explores new frontiers, especially with the dark, brooding landscape of the 42-minute epic centerpiece that is 'N.O.X.', possibly the most ambitious piece of music they have recorded. Eight shorter tracks, clocking in between two and ten minutes, make up the rest of the album and bring some balance to the proceedings. Lyrically, The All Is One takes up the threads from the previous albums. While there is no thematic red line as such - and not being overtly political - it is difficult for a socially conscious writer like Bent S ther not to observe and reflect on what goes on in an increasingly unstable world. They have also found strong inspiration and common ground in the paintings of H kon Gullv g, the artist responsible for the cover art. The album was recorded in two major sessions, the first took place in Studio Black Box in France with long time collaborator and guitarist Reine Fiske. Here they mainly focused on material with more or less traditional song structures. The second session was at Ocean Sound Recording in Norway and basically dealt with the long 'N.O.X.' suite, developed from the co

Tracks

1~1~The All Is One
1~2~The Same Old Rock (One Must Imagine Sisyphus Happy)
1~3~The Magpie
1~4~Delution (The Reign Of Humbug)
1~5~N.O.X. I - Circles Around The Sun, Pt 1
1~6~N.O.X. II - Ouroboros (Strange Loop)
1~7~N.O.X. III - Ascension
1~8~N.O.X. IV - Night Of Pan
1~9~N.O.X. V - Circles Around The Sun, Pt 2
1~10~A Little Light
1~11~Dreams Of Fancy
1~12~Like Chrome

Details

Format: Vinyl LP
Artist: Motorpsycho
Release Date: 28 August 2020
Genre: Jazz
Label: Rune Grammofon
Distributor: Rocket Group

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