GÖSTA BERLINGS SAGA – Reveal details for new album 'Konkret Musik' & 1st Single 'Basement Traps'
Swedish progressive rock instrumentalists GÖSTA BERLINGS SAGA are pleased to announce their upcoming sixth studio album entitled “Konkret Musik”, to be released worldwide on July 24th, 2020 by InsideOutMusic. 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, “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“:
2. Vinsta guldklocka
3. Basement Traps
4. Close to Home
5. Konkret music
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 checked in with the following comment about the new album: "In the midst of these weird and complex times, we're very glad to present new music. Our new album ‘Konkret Musik’ is probably the most varied GBS record to this date, with minimalism and total maximalism in unholy alliance. Can’t wait to share it with you!"
The album’s first single “Basement Traps” is being released today and can be seen in a video clip directed by Martin Gustafsson.
GÖSTA BERLINGS SAGA commented about the track and video as follows: "The first single off ‘Konkret Musik’ displays one of the many flavours of the new album. This minimalistic, rhythmic and synth-focused track and its naive melody lines, is released with surprisingly suitable timing. With a video paying tribute to the world's medical expertise, and audio inspired by the legacy of Florian Schneider, “Basement Traps” feels like a relevant and safe place in these weird and turbulent times."
“Konkret Musik”, whose frontcover artwork can be seen above, 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).
Most recently, GÖSTA BERLINGS SAGA have 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.
You can stream/download “Artefacts - Live" below via YouTube
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, which can now be seen below:
GÖSTA BERLINS SAGA’s previous album “ET EX“ is still available and you can listen to it below.