14 September 2010

Agents of Mercy - new album info

Agents Of Mercy are back with a new full-on studio album titled DramaRama.

In it's true retro-spirit it is rehearsed and recorded "live" in Varispeed Studios in Sweden, with very few overdubs...12 songs written by guitarist Roine Stolt & singer Nad Sylvan - the concept was "to find the roots of our inspiration and the sounds we love" so there's the obvious late 60's and early 70's feel.

12 titles that focus more on melody, storytelling and drama than "technical delivery" - not withstanding the fact that the band house some of the most skilled hi-profile musicians in the present prog scene.

Huge rumble and swoosh from drums, fuzzy grinding & thunder bass, Wurlizer piano, Hammond swirls and adventurous moog ornaments, Telecaster twang and vintage Vox tubes - all there to support our swinging psychedelic-dramadelic 60's tripback.

Plenty of symphonic rewards for the diehard fans of TFK or Transatlantic style prog - closer to Retropolis than Rainmaker- but yet more scaled down happy classic rock,glam & pop too. It borrows from the theatrical rock - film noir - the oddity of young David Bowie - to the energy Mahavishnu Orchestra. The new album is a big leap towards a more complete classic (prog) rock band feel - where the 1st album stayed firmly in very pastel and mellow contemplating, but yet demanding modes.

DramaRama is an independent release from Stolt's own label, designed to operate freely and adapt in this new dawn of recorded music - so buy it from us and support more new adventurous recordings from this team.

The band consists of:
Nad Sylvan (Unifaun) VOCAL & KEYBOARDS
Roine Stolt (Transatlantic, Flower Kings) GUITARS
Jonas Reingold (Flower Kings, Karmakanic) BASS
Lalle Larsson (Weaveworld, Karmakanic) KEYBOARDS
Walle Wahlgren - DRUMS

The Duke Of Sadness
Last Few Grains Of Hope
Peace United
Meet Johnnie Walker
Cinnamon Tree
The Ballad Of Mary Chilton
Roger The Tailor
We Have Been Freed
( final running order tba)

Running time: 72 minutes
Comes in nice digipak - Artwork by Silas Toball (again)

1 comment:

firefly said...

Great News! Thanks for the layout of the moods, etc. of the CD! I'm guessing this newsflash was from their website ...
Roine is also a painter!
Bill, have you ever considered putting soundbites on your blog? I'd love to hear a sample of some of these many bands you write about?