The always great Blueneck have released a few teaser shots and a snippet of music from their upcoming album "King Nine"
From the bands description on the new album :
Hailing from North Somerset, UK post/prog-rock veterans BLUENECK have
been at forefront of the European underground experimental scene since
forming in 2000. They've released four critically-acclaimed albums;
toured extensively across Europe with acts such as Cult of Luna and
Mono; have soundtracked a number of independent films and had their work
featured on NBC, HBO and SyFy channels; and are now mainstays of the
European festival circuit (including a triumphant midnight set at
Glastonbury 2014). However their most ambitious achievement – 3 years in
the making – is new album KING NINE, released on Denovali Records in
Singer-songwriter Duncan Attwood's astonishingly
affecting melancholy vocals have always been the chilly heart of
Blueneck's music (2006's SCARS OF THE MIDWEST, 2009's THE FALLEN HOST,
2011's REPETITIONS), so fans were surprised when the band released the
hushed, vocal-free soundtrack album EPILOGUE in 2012. However, work had
begun by Attwood and fellow bandmembers Richard Sadler and Ben Paget on
KING NINE in early 2011, in advance of the writing and recording of
EPILOGUE. Continuing their ongoing relationship with Bristol UK
producer/collaborator Mat Sampson, KING NINE has been a quiet labour of
love – a deliberate, determined commitment to push Attwood's songcraft
and singing to the fore. To make the most vibrant, accessible and
exciting Blueneck record possible.
The band's three key musical
influences go some way to explaining KING NINE's ambitious, expansive
(but always accessible) scope: the electronica of Boards of Canada; the
movie soundtracks of Ennio Morricone and John Carpenter; the melodicism
and melancholia of Kid-A era Radiohead and Arcade Fire.
NINE's packaging arguably matches the ambition of the album itself. With
new work from acclaimed artist and filmmaker Lasse Hoile (who
previously worked with Porcupine Tree, Anathema and Opeth), KING NINE
features unnerving scenes of Southern Gothic solitude from America's
deep south, reminiscent of (oc)cult detective TV show ‘True Detective'.
Praise for Blueneck:
“Stunning” – Rock Sound
“Fantastic… An intoxicating all-consuming experience” – Classic Rock: Prog
“Beautiful… Creepy” - Vice
“Melds heavy alt-rock with gentle Amnesiac-era Radiohead fragility in impressive style” – Metal Hammer
“One of England's best kept secrets” – The Digital Fix
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