Wobbler

If there is one band who has captured the sound of the golden age of Progressive Rock (1969 – 1975) without sounding regressive or copycat, it is the Norwegian band Wobbler. The band has always had an energetic and youthful approach to the classic prog era, and has managed to blow new life into the genre.

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Wobbler´s fifth offering is an exciting blend of carefully planned and jammed material that encompasses everything the band has done up to now. Dwellers of the Deep consists of four distinctive pieces and is a broad looking glass into Wobbler´s creative whims and playful exuberance. The album showcases the band´s mastery of dynamics and flow, with passages and themes veering from the scenic and serene to the downright rocking. On the final track, Wobbler is in full blast, with a 19 minutes suite taking the listener through aspects of the darker sides of Wobbler´s sound.

The lyrical themes on the album deals with human emotion, and the ongoing struggle between juxtaposed forces within the psyche. An introspective voyage among the realms of memories, feelings and instincts, where the light is brighter, and the dark is darker. The concepts of wonder, longing and desperation permeate the histories told, and the currents from the deep are ever-present.

The production is open, detailed, warm and punchy, making the soundscape put together by the now seasoned sound alchemist Lars Fredrik Frøislie to an aural feast. New musical directions further the quintet’s burgeoning aural idiosyncrasies and solidify the band stature as one of the most exciting and interesting bands on the global music scene, independent of genre.

Wobbler is Norway’s leading symphonic prog band, formed in Hønefoss in 1999.

Classic prog influences (Gentle Giant, Yes, King Crimson, Museo Rosenbach, Genesis, PFM and so on) and a vast array of vintage sounds. Features members of Tusmørke, White Willow, The Chronicles of Father Robin and ex-Jaga Jazzist.

Highly regarded by prog connoisseurs across the globe, Wobbler has an extensive fanbase in Scandinavia, Europe and North-America. They’ve previously released three highly acclaimed albums.

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"Dwellers of the Deep" by WOBBLER

Lars Fredrik Frøislie – Keyboard, backing vocals

Kristian Karl Hultgren – Bass, bass clarinet, bass pedals

Martin Nordrum Kneppen – Drums, percussion, recorder

Andreas Wettrennen Strømman Prestmo – Vocals, guitar, glockenspiel, percussion

Geir Marius Bergom Halleland – Lead guitar, backing vocals

DWELLERS OF THE DEEP (2020) A music that can comfortably be taught in contemporary music schools for young musicians in a few years from now. I do not know if I will be able to live to see the musical revolution that will come soon, but I am satisfied with what I have now and I am in awe…. …Worthy and excellent! One of the top records of the year that does not need my ten to shine!” Rock ‘N’ Roll Monuments.   Dramatic and evocative… Album Of The Year material “Simply put, “Dwellers of the Deep” is the best and most consistent album Wobbler have made, easily Album Of The Year material, and earns a monstrously high recommendation…” Velvet Thunder

FROM SILENCE TO SOMEWHERE (2017)

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Prog MagazineWobbler – “From Silence to Somewhere” Progressive Music Planet

Wobbler – From Silence to Somewhere (Karisma Records)

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WOBBLER – “From Silence to Somewhere”

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