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JAZZ PROG ROCKERS OSSICLES DEBUT MUSIC VIDEO FOR TRACK FROM UPCOMING ALBUM

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Ossicles PR Randi. S. H. Veland

With their sophomore full-length album “Music For Wastelands” set to hit the streets on Karisma Records on the 6th November, Jazz Prog Rockers OSSICLES have debuted a new video for a track from the album. The self-made video for “Family Tree” is a quirky look at some trips the band took during the summer, and it can be seen below and at https://youtu.be/Fj4GtIthcng

“Music for Wastelands” is a follow up to the band’s debut album “Mantelpiece”. Originally self-released, “Mantelpiece” was re-released on Karisma Records earlier this year, finally bringing the album that caught the attention of musical greats such as MIKE PORTNOY and PORCUPINE TREE’s STEVEN WILSON, to a wider audience.

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Speaking recently about “Music For Wastelands”, OSSICLES founders Bastian and Sondre Veland, the two cousins who formed the band in 2011, had this to say: “We both agree that with “Music for Wastelands” we have been able to define our own individual style and sound much more clearly, and we now sound more like ourselves rather than the music that originally inspired us”. T

he duo then went on to explain that the album is a concept story “told through the songs, and it’s composed as a single musical piece, which is something that will probably become clear the more you hear it, because it’s meant to be an album in which you can hear something new every time you listen to it. The structure itself is inspired by DAVID BOWIE’s album “Low”, where the more immediate songs – the ones that are easiest to like – appear first, and the more experimental songs come at the end. There are few limitations when it comes to genres, and the album features a lot of different styles, something that was necessary in order to properly portray the concept and the story”.

All instruments and vocals on the 14-track album are performed by Bastian and Sondre Veland, with guest appearances from Erlend Furuset Jenssen (saxophone) and Karin Mäkiranta (vocals). Artwork for “Music for Wastelands” is by Randi Veland and track listing is as follows:

1. Halfway Homes
2. Darkroom
3. Tectonic
4. Will It Last?
5. Family Tree
6. Exit Wound
7. Pale Summer Nails
8. The Red Heart
9. Goodnight Ghosts
10. In the Stereo
11. Girl with the Glass Eye
12. Pandemonium
13. Porcelain Doll
14. Music for Wastelands

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“Music for Wastelands” will be released in CD Digipack and digital formats and is now available to pre-order from Karisma Records BandCamp at https://ossiclesband.bandcamp.com/ or the webshop at http://karismarecords.bigcartel.com/

More information about OSSICLES can be found on the band’s website at http://ossiclesband.wix.com/ossicles or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Ossicles

“Halfway Homes”, the opening track from “Music for Wastelands”, the upcoming album from Jazz Prog Rockers OSSICLES, can be heard below and at https://soundcloud.com/karisma-records/ossicles-halfway-homes

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JAZZ PROG ROCKERS OSSICLES DEBUT TRACK FROM UPCOMING SOPHOMORE FULL-LENGTH ALBUM

Ossicles - Music for wastelands

Ossicles PR Randi. S. H. Veland

“Halfway Homes”, the opening track from “Music for Wastelands”, the upcoming album from Jazz Prog Rockers OSSICLES, which is set for release on Karisma Records on the 6th November, has been debuted today and can be heard below and at Soundcloud.

All instruments and vocals on the 14-track album are performed by cousins Bastian and Sondre Veland, who formed the band in 2011, with guest appearances from Erlend Furuset Jenssen (saxophone) and Karin Mäkiranta (vocals). Artwork for “Music for Wastelands” is by Randi Veland and track listing is as follows:

1. Halfway Homes
2. Darkroom
3. Tectonic
4. Will It Last?
5. Family Tree
6. Exit Wound
7. Pale Summer Nails
8. The Red Heart
9. Goodnight Ghosts
10. In the Stereo
11. Girl with the Glass Eye
12. Pandemonium
13. Porcelain Doll
14. Music for Wastelands

The two Veland cousins had this to say about the album: “Music for Wastelands” has a concept and a story that is told through the songs, and it’s composed as a single musical piece, which is something that will probably become clear the more you hear it, because it’s meant to be an album in which you can hear something new every time you listen to it. The structure itself is inspired by DAVID BOWIE’s album “Low”, where the more immediate songs – the ones that are easiest to like – appear first, and the more experimental songs come at the end. There are few limitations when it comes to genres, and the album features a lot of different styles, something that was necessary in order to properly portray the concept and the story.

“Very importantly, we both agree that with “Music for Wastelands” we have been able to define our own individual style and sound much more clearly, and we now sound more like ourselves rather than the music that originally inspired us”.

OSSICLES debut album “Mantlepiece” was originally self-released to much critical acclaim from the likes of musicians such PORCUPINE TREE’s STEVEN WILSON who said of it “I can’t believe that such young guys can make music like they do”, and MIKE PORTNOY, who, on the strength of the album, invited the band to appear live. “Mantlepiece” was re-released earlier this year on Karisma Records.

More information about OSSICLES can be found on the band’s website or on Facebook

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The official video for the track “Watersoul II” from OSSICLES debut album “Mantelpiece” can be seen below and at youtube or on Karisma Records YouTube channel

The track “1400” from OSSICLES debut album “Mantelpiece” can be heard below and at Soundcloud

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JAZZ PROG ROCKERS OSSICLES REVEALS ARTWORK AND DETAILS OF SOPHOMORE FULL-LENGTH ALBUM

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Ossicles PR Randi. S. H. Veland

When cousins Sondre and Bastian Veland formed OSSICLES in 2011, and went on to self-releasetheir debut full-length album “Mantlepiece”, which was largely written by the duo when they were 16/17 years old, the following year, few could have forseen the extraordinary response it was to receive from much-respected musicians such as PORCUPINE TREE’s STEVEN WILSON who said of it “I can’t believe that such young guys can make music like they do”, and MIKE PORTNOY, who invited the band to appear live as a result of hearing it.

As a taste of what to expect from OSSICLES in the future, “Mantlepiece”, along with some additional later material, was itself re-released by Karisma Records in July of this year as a double album, and now the band and label are ready to release OSSICLES sophomore full-length album “Music for Wastelands” which is due to hit the streets on the 16th of October.

All instruments and vocals on “Music for Wastelands” are performed by Bastian and Sondre themselves, with guest appearances from Erlend Furuset Jenssen (saxophone) and Karin Mäkiranta (vocals). Artwork for “Music for Wastelands” is by Randi Veland and track listing for the 14-track album is as follows:

1. Halfway Homes
2. Darkroom
3. Tectonic
4. Will It Last?
5. Family Tree
6. Exit Wound
7. Pale Summer Nails
8. The Red Heart
9. Goodnight Ghosts
10. In the Stereo
11. Girl with the Glass Eye
12. Pandemonium
13. Porcelain Doll
14. Music for Wastelands

The two Veland cousins had this to say about the album: “Music for Wastelands” has a concept and a story that is told through the songs, and it’s composed as a single musical piece, which is something that will probably become clear the more you hear it, because it’s meant to be an album in which you can hear something new every time you listen to it. The structure itself is inspired by DAVID BOWIE’s album “Low”, where the more immediate songs – the ones that are easiest to like – appear first, and the more experimental songs come at the end. There are few limitations when it comes to genres, and the album features a lot of different styles, something that was necessary in order to properly portray the concept and the story.

“Very importantly, we both agree that with “Music for Wastelands” we have been able to define our own individual style and sound much more clearly, and we now sound more like ourselves rather than the music that originally inspired us”.

More information about OSSICLES can be found on the band’s website or on Facebook

The track “1400” and the official video for the track “Watersoul II” from OSSICLES debut album “Mantelpiece” can be seen below

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KARISMA RECORDS TO RE-RELEASE DEBUT ALBUM FROM JAZZ PROG ROCK DUO OSSICLES

Ossicles PR Randi. S. H. Veland

Having recently signed the Norwegian Jazz Prog Rock duo Ossicles to their roster, and with the band’s sophomore full-length album “Music for Wastelands” set for release in October, Karisma Records will re-release OSSICLES debut double album “Mantelpiece” on the 17th July as a taste of things to come.

OSSICLES was fromed in 2011 by cousins Sondre Veland on drums, percussion, vocals and keyboards, and Bastian Veland on guitars, vocals, bass, upright bass and keyboards, and “Mantelpiece” was originally self-released in 2012 on OSSICLES’ own label No Weather Records. It was, for the most part, written when the duo were only 16/17 years old. Also included on the album is some later material, as well as tracks written during the recording process. Track listing for the nine-track album as follows:

1. Dewer’s Hollow
2. Luna’s Light
3. 1400
4. Moral Grey
5. Watersoul II
6. Barren Earth
7. Slur
8. Torn Pages
9. Silky Elm

According to the band, OSSICLES is a constantly evolving project influenced by a variety of genres including jazz, rock, avant-garde,ambient, noise and minimalism, and, young though they were when they wrote the bulk of “Mantelpiece”, the response to the album was extraordinary. It caused PORCUPINE TREE’s STEVEN WILSON to comment “I can’t believe that such young guys can make music like they do”, and it caught the attention of MIKE PORTNOY who invited the band to appear at the Progressive Nation at Sea Festival in 2014 – an invite they unfortunately had to turn down due to the prohibitive cost of travelling to the event.

OSSICLES are currently rehearsing with a full band, and are expected to hit the stage sometime soon. More information about OSSICLES can be found on the band’s website website or on Facebook

The track “1400” and the official video for the track “Watersoul II” from OSSICLES debut album “Mantelpiece” can be seen below