There aren’t many bands in the contemporary rock universe that can describe themselves with a simple word like Hannover, Germany’s FRAMES. And with another six letters one can define what makes their sound stand out: unique. These four young musicians are not jumping on any bandwagon, instead forging their own musical trail.
Completely instrumental, the listener is instead fully focused on the music. A traditional rock foundation is anchored with guitar, bass and drums – and then the clouds part through the keyboards and we see a new musical world.
Formed in 2007, the musicians build each track into a unique mosaic landscape – sometimes epic, heartbreaking melancholy, sometimes dark and otherworldly. The keys easily play on the misty edge of the avant-garde pop cliff, while the guitar springs forth creating a virtual mountain range over the keys’ melodies. But there is no cliff or mountain too high to take one away from the path of detailed musical harmony.
Drummer Kiryll Kulakowski commented on the writing and recording process of their debut “Mosaik“:
“The recording process was tough and hectic since it was our first professional production, and we’re very glad that something we seemingly can be proud of came out in the end. We didn’t have much expectations about how people will react, so we’re still overwhelmed the record is being received that well so far. In the end “Mosaik” is getting to the heart of what the band is about, which one could describe as storytelling music without words. The soundtrack of your mental cinema if you want, featuring the energy and drive of modern rock as well as the ballsy epicness of classical music.”
“Mosaik” will be released on September 28 in North America via SPV/Steamhammer.
View a teaser video from FRAMES‘ debut album MOSIAK at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvOB_Ok9Imo