Gazpacho share new video for title track of their new album 'Fireworker'
Thomas Anderson from the band checks in and explains the video’s meaning «To celebrate the release of “Fireworker” here is the film for the track. The album is about our deepest instinctual side and the fireworker who controls us from within. The existence of this entity seems to be something we have always known and celebrated within our older cultures through rituals where we have projected sides of the fireworker onto Gods. We recognised these sides of our personalities as alien and not a true part of us. The masks that have been used all seem to reveal sides of the creature and they are many and varied. This film shows a small selection of the faces of the Fireworker. May it look upon you with mercy. Enjoy!
Gazpacho have reigned as the kings of atmospheric and affective art rock, no small feat, as the subgenre is full of wonderfully moody, ornate, and emotional artists; yet, none of them manage to achieve the same level of exquisite baroque resonance and hypnotically introspective weight as this Norwegian sextet. Gazpacho never fail to provide awe-inspiring examinations of the human condition, and their latest observation, Fireworker, the follow up to 2018’s album "Soyuz", is no exception. It is undoubtedly among their greatest achievements, as well as one of the most profound pieces of music you’ll hear in 2020.
Conceptually, the album follows the band’s tradition of blending grand philosophical quandaries, stimulating literary leanings, and haunting personal turmoil. In a way, it acts as the culmination of the themes and techniques that has decorated earlier collections. Fireworker comes across like the overarching umbrella under which all of its predecessors occur.
Fireworker is truly life-changing experience, so you would be wise to turn off all of the lights, clear your mind as best you can, and prepare to meet the Fireworker.
Fireworkerhas been released on Kscope on CD, a gatefold 2LP on 180g black vinyl (3 sides audio, 1 side art etching) and digitally and is available to order HERE.
The band’s European and UK dates with Pure Reason Revolution originally scheduled for October 2020 have been postponed to October 2021 – new dates below
08.10 Warsaw (PL), Progresja
09.10 Poznan (PL), U Bazyla
10.10 Berlin (DE), Columbia Theater
12.10 Cologne (DE), Die Kantine
14.10 Zwolle (NL), Hedon
15.10 Breda (NL), Mezz
16.10 Paris (FR), Petit Bain
17.10 London (UK), Islington Assembly Hall
Thomas Andersen – keyboards, programming
Jan-Henrik Ohme – vocals
Jon-Arne Vibo – guitars
Mikael Krømer – violin, additional guitars
Kristian “Fido” Torp – bass
Robert R Johansen – drums