GÖSTA BERLINGS SAGA – Launch single/video
Swedish progressive rock instrumentalists GÖSTA BERLINGS SAGA will be releasing their upcoming sixth studio album “Konkret Musik” on July 24th, 2020 worldwide via InsideOutMusic. GBS are therefore pleased to reveal the album’s title-track “Konkret Musik” as the second single for the release, which can also be now seen here in a video produced by Carl Stenlöv / REDI.
The band checked in with the following comment about the track: "Being partly a play of words with the term “Musique concrète” - a compositional tradition of modifying recorded sounds to create new sound identities - the album title ‘Konkret Musik’ also reflects that this album is our most direct and tangible collection of music so far with its short, focused and to-the-point songs that together creates a collage of expressions.
This energetic title track represents this directness fully in its explosiveness and denseness with its layers of melodies, sounds and whirling textures. It’s concrete enough for Karaoke and with a sound identity that helps build the ever-expanding collage of GÖSTA BERLINGS SAGA."
The album’s first single “Basement Traps” can still be seen in a video clip directed by Martin Gustafsson below.
Recorded, mixed and produced by Daniel Fagerström (Viagra Boys, Skull Defekts, Nina Kinert, etc.) and Anton Sundell (Tonbruket, Ane Brun, etc.) at Studio Bruket and Magix Playground, the upcoming album “Konkret Musik” contains 12 explosive tracks filled with experimental instrumental rock, showcasing a truly unique mix of progressive rock, synth minimalism and otherworldly melodies. Dystopian yet hopeful, maximal yet minimal: “Konkret Musik” will not leave anyone unaffected. Here is the album’s track-listing:
GÖSTA BERLINGS SAGA – “Konkret Musik“: 1. Släpad 2. Vinsta guldklocka 3. Basement Traps 4. Close to Home 5. Konkret Musik 6. Closing Borders 7. To Never Return 8. Instrument VI 9. The Pugilist 10. A Fucking Good Man 11. Förbifart Stockholm 12. A Question of Currency
GÖSTA BERLINGS SAGA – “Konkret Musik” single artwork
“Konkret Musik” will be available as Digital Album, as limited Digipak CD and as 180gr. LP with the entire album on CD as bonus. Next to the black vinyl version, there will also be limited coloured vinyl runs in Tansparent Magenta (100x from IOM Webshop) and Transparent Sun Yellow (200x from band). The pre-order for “Konkret Musik” is available here.
GÖSTA BERLINGS SAGA have recently also released a special digital-only live album entitled “Artefacts - Live”, which consists of 9 tracks in a total playing time of 63 minutes, recorded at the grandiose Södra Teatern venue in the group’s hometown Stockholm in December 2018. GÖSTA BERLINGS SAGA performed their previous album “ET EX” in its entirety (and a few older tracks additionally…) with various guests on stage and in front of a sitting audience. Sweden’s biggest newspaper Dagens Nyheter gave the concert a remarkable review and a 5/5 rating.
Alongside with the digital album release, GBS are also launched the live video-footage, filmed and edited by Klara & Carl (klaraocarl.myportfolio.com), for the individual tracks off “Artefacts - Live” via the InsideOutMusic YouTube channel.