UK’S Celebrated Rock Band Divulges Details On Upcoming 10th Studio Album
April 16, 2014 – Los Angeles, CA – Recognized as one of the UK’s most cherished and critically acclaimed rock bands, ANATHEMA have pulled back the curtains on their boldest and most dynamic album to date, distant satellites, which is due out in the U.S. on June 10th. Today, the band has revealed further details of the upcoming release including the track list and insight into the making of their timeless and transcendent tenth studio album.
Stream a teaser for distant satellites here: http://youtu.be/DtkvjbvPk8w
Initially hailed as pioneers of an entire sub genre, ANATHEMA has spent the vast majority of their career making music that defies description and easy pigeonholing. Quietly progressive and perpetually focused on new horizons, the band have been steadily and constantly evolving: they embraced languorous Floydian hues as far back as the mid 90s, when such things were wildly unfashionable; their mastery of melancholy, melody and spine-tingling atmosphere setting them proudly apart from their erstwhile peers, and as progressive music entered a new phase of credibility and renown in the 21st century, propelling them to the forefront of a nebulous but increasingly adored musical movement.
Previous albums like Judgement, A Fine Day To Exit and A Natural Disaster strengthened their reputation beyond all measure, but it was the startling evolutionary leap of 2010’s critically acclaimed We’re Here Because We’re Here – famously mixed by modern prog’s undisputed high priest, Steven Wilson – that firmly and finally established ANATHEMA as a unique force in modern music and among the modern era’s foremost songwriters and musicians.
ANATHEMA returns in 2014 with what will surely be recognized as their finest album to date. A gleaming anthology of beautifully crafted songs, performed with vitality, intensity and utmost passion, distant satellites is gloriously realized and painstakingly crafted as any in their illustrious canon. Furthermore, it showcases yet another imperious forward step into the realm of miraculous songwriting. Working again with producer/mixer Christer-André Cederberg, not to mention using the incredible talents of Steven Wilson to mix two tracks – ‘You’re Not Alone’ and ‘Take Shelter’ and also employing the legendary services of Dave Stewart (Porcupine Tree, Steven Wilson) to create the new album’s extraordinary orchestral arrangements, the overall feel of the record is much more restrained and stripped down than its predecessors, as Danny Cavanagh explains.
“This album is more stripped back and that was conscious. We thought it was time to strip the elements back, so unless something really needs to be there we’re not gonna put it on,” he says. “It was a bit of the Radiohead Kid A approach. OK Computer was very dense and layered, and they came back with this stripped back recording that was based and built around the vocals and it wasn’t totally jammed and multi-layered.”
Complementing the album is the beautifully ethereal artwork created by Korean new media artist Sang Jun Yoo, based around his Distant Light Installation in New York.
Destined to be one of the most celebrated and acclaimed albums of 2014, distant satellites is the work of a band whose collective love of making music and sharing its intangible magic with others grows stronger by the year.
ANATHEMA recently finished a hugely successful tour of the U.S. which followed the band’s first ever headlining tour of North America last Fall. The band will tour extensively behind the new record including their “Satellites Over Europe” tour a run in Australia and select European festival dates.
distant satellites Track List:
1. THE LOST SONG part 1
2. THE LOST SONG part 2
3. DUSK (dark is descending)
5. THE LOST SONG part 3
7. YOU’RE NOT ALONE
9. DISTANT SATELLITES
10. TAKE SHELTER