The Weight Of The World CD/DVD Edition - Sanguine Hum

The Weight Of The World CD/DVD Edition
SPECIAL CD / DVD LIMITED EDITION OF THE NEW STUDIO ALBUM FROM POST-PROGRESSIVE OUTFIT SANGUINE HUM.

Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the release of the eagerly awaited new studio album by Sanguine Hum. "The Weight of the World” sees Sanguine Hum expand their musical horizons on all fronts with a seven-track collection of diverse compositions - technically challenging and exciting yet always melodic and direct. Songs such as "From the Ground Up” and "System for Solution” pursue the Porcupine Tree meets Radiohead approach of the debut record "Diving Bell” with powerful yet intricate riffs propelling the songwriting that continues to make ever more inventive use of surprising twists and turns in the arrangement.
Surprises are to be found as well in the instrumentation as the band open up the sound and more explicitly reference a love of electronica and the music of artists such as Boards of Canada and Aphex Twin, best heard in the song "Day of Release” as synthetic percussion and rumbling synths give way to chiming acoustic guitar and a soaring vocal melody. Perhaps even more exciting for a band that perhaps held some of their Prog influences in check on their debut album, is the 15-minute title track that manages the task of combining effective and emotional songwriting with thrilling musical developments that push the band to the limit. "The Weight of the World” breaks new ground for a band at the forefront of truly "progressive” music.
This special limited edition set Sanguine Hum’s new album also includes a DVD (Region Free / NTSC), "The Making of ‘The Weight of the World’” which follows Sanguine Hum as they prepare the ambitious follow-up to their acclaimed debut album, "Diving Bell”. Filmed on location at Oxford's Evolution studios, this fascinating and revealing film delves into the complex processes that lay behind the construction of the band’s challenging music. The documentary also captures Sanguine Hum's first recording session with new drummer Andrew Booker (from No Man). For fans of the band, this DVD is an essential glimpse into the world of modern progressive music making.

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Release Date: 25/03/2013

Our Price: £11.99
Code: EANTCD21016
Weight: 200
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DISC ONE:

1. FROM THE GROUND UP
2. SYSTEM FOR SOLUTION
3. IN CODE
4. COGNOSCENTI
5. DAY OF RELEASE
6. PHOSPHOR
7. THE WEIGHT OF THE WORLD (Parts 1 to 3)
DVD: REGION FREE NTSC

THE MAKING OF "THE WEIGHT OF THE WORLD”



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Diving Bell
DIVING BELL, the excellent debut album by Oxford’s SANGUINE HUM. Featuring JOFF WINKS (vocals, guitars, drum programming and samples), MATT BABER (Rhodes, synthesizer, percussion, mini drum kit), BRAD WAISSMAN (bass) and PAUL MALLYON (drums, percussion, mini drum kit), the band was formed from the ashes of the Joff Winks Band and the Antique Seeking Nuns (a heady mix of Zappa and Canterbury influenced instrumental compositions with songwriting that owed much to artists such as Robert Wyatt). However, after a year of not performing live and only working in the studio, the need for the duo to be back in a band reached a feverish pitch.
So with an ever-mounting pile of new songs the members of the Joff Winks Band came back together under the new moniker of Sanguine Hum, recording the album "Diving Bell” in 2011. Initially released in limited quantities on the Troopers for Sound website, the album is a complex ensemble work, featuring profound song writing, uniquely ambitious instrumental pieces and an equally important attention to the sonic landscape of the music as a whole, giving the band its defining characteristics. Sanguine Hum continue to pursue diverse areas of writing flitting between intense instrumental pieces and unorthodox songwriting. Influenced as much by Zappa and Mahavishnu Orchestra as they are by bands such as Tortoise, Sanguine Hum create avant-prog-post-rock with groove and melody to spare.
This new edition of "Diving Bell” adds three new songs and sees the Oxford quartet consolidate an already remarkably varied career, showcasing a new and exciting immediacy in their song writing that recalls the very best of Radiohead, Porcupine Tree and the Flaming Lips.
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