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NAPHTA AND THE SHAMANS

Artist:
Format:
Long Play Vinyl
No of Discs:
1
Release Date:
25-05-2018
Packaging:
Slip Sleeve (CD or Vinyl)
Catalog Number:
AR005LP
NAPHTA AND THE SHAMANS
NAPHTA AND THE SHAMANS

Description

Naphta & Shamans is a thrilling album with an exciting, yet unexpected style, shape-shifting in sound. You may hear Shamanic percussion or the rhythmic sounds of the drum machines, but nevertheless you can still hear it's the same artist who recorded 7th Expedition. In contrast to my debut album, I didn't create a narrative to accompany the music. I decided to allow the music to tell the story through sound, and that's why the order of the tracks is so important. I want the listener to be able to follow a story, identify a main character and discover their fate. In some sense I have taken influence from the narration technique of Hidetaki Miyazaki, creator of the game series Dark Souls, which had a massive impact on me. The album is constructed with cyclic listening, everyone can discover something different and change the narrative - Naphta says. This album is the result of a collective effort. The ample list of contributors credited on the album reflect the many jam sessions held during its creation. Marcin Mrówka (Bluszcz) assisted with the development of compositions and production. Electric guitarist, Vojto Monteur and base guitarist ,Pawe 322; Stachowiak both from EABS can be heard on some of the tracks. Also, Bartosz Kruczy 324;ski (Ptaki, Earth Trax) makes a guest appearance, just to name a few. The cover by Zbiok Czajkowski reflects an ambitious narrative. I wanted something that would connect with psychedelia and also give a nod to Kitsch. Something along the lines of an Iron Maiden cover, specifically World of Warhammer 40K, fantasy. A cover which could suggest the story of the album, but not necessarily.

Tracks

  1. Name
  2. Dim Daybreak
  3. Endurance
  4. Thom's Beach
  5. Jungle Of Doom
  6. Crystal Lizard
  7. Frozen Paths
  8. Stalking Knights
  9. Firelink Shrine
  10. Explorer's Judgment
  11. Pale Dusk
£15.99
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