Soyuz (LP)


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Rock, Pop-Rock
May 18, 2018

Format: Vinyl (LP)



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"?but none match the distinctive and overwhelming eloquence, intensity, and seamlessness of Norwegian quintet Gazpacho. They truly put the "art" in art rock." Popmatters (USA)

Following 2015's lauded album 'Molok', which reached 16th in BBC Radio 1's Rock Charts, Gazpacho are set to release their new studio album on 18th May entitled 'Soyuz', joining a series of concept records that started with the critically acclaimed 'Night' in 2007.

A band who are used to seizing headlines with bizarre stories, including The Independent (UK) branding 'Molok' as "An album that could destroy the world", Gazpacho have a holistic approach to the album writing process, imbuing each with a captivating concept. The songs of 'Soyuz' are a series of short interconnected stories of people frozen in time, with the tracks "Soyuz One" and "Soyuz Out" written about the first Russian Space capsule and its doomed captain, Komarov.

Known for their distinctive art rock that balances tense and beautiful arrangements, sinister and soulful melodic lines, Gazpacho's Soyuz furthers their experimental output. The album includes the singles "Soyuz One", "Exit Suite" and "Hypomania". Recorded at Krypton Planet & St. Croix Fredrikstad in Norway, engineered by Thomas Andersen, Kristian Torp and Mikael Kroemer, mixed by John Rausch and mastered by Sonovo Mastering's Thor Legvold. The artwork, designed by painter Antonio Seijas, is inspired by Russian Cold War colours and fonts from the Soyuz One flight era.

This edition of 'Soyuz' will be presented on 180g heavyweight audiophile vinyl in a single packaging with a 4-page booklet and download code, which includes the bonus track "Rappaccini". Gazpacho have announced their first tour in support of 'Soyuz', taking their new live performance to the UK and Europe from late May to early June, and have also been booked for Spain's Be Prog! My Friend summer festival.

Press for 'Molok':
"?a deeply impressive piece of work." Echoes and Dust (UK)
"?the band is able to convert their adventurous concepts musically in a very pleasing and intoxicating way." 8.5/10 Eclipsed (DE)
"?ambitious and melodious rock music? This is one of the best in this genre." Artrock (SE)

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Key Value
Catalogue number KSCOPE983
Barcode 0802644898315
Number of items 1
Packaging type Slip Sleeve
Imported No
Weight 288g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 310mm x 4mm x 310mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1, Side 1

Song Title Time
1. Soyuz One ( 06:22 ) -
2. Hypomania ( 03:44 ) -
3. Exit Suite ( 03:40 ) -
4. Emperor Bespoke ( 07:49 ) -

Track Listing — Disc 1, Side 2

Song Title Time
1. Sky Burial ( 04:24 ) -
2. Fleeting Things ( 04:24 ) -
3. Soyuz Out ( 13:26 ) -