With their new album “From Silence to Somewhere” set for release on Karisma Records the 20th October, Norwegian Symphonic Proggers WOBBER have released a new promo video comprising excerpts from all the tracks featured on the album. The video, by W. S. Prestmo, can be seen below and at https://youtu.be/8oSoXeftEvw
The four-track release comes in with a running time of 47 minutes, and, as Andreas Wettergreen Strømman Prestmo (Vocals and Guitars) says, the band is excited to give fans a glimpse into what they can expect from the new album, which has taken WOBBLER in the region of four to five years to complete. The band admits that they took their time in order to achieve what they consider to be their best album to date, and which sees a more introspective WOBBLER exploring darker themes.
Having said that, “From Silence to Somewhere” nevertheless feels like a natural progression from the band’s previous release. Flamenco and Italian Renaissance music can be heard weaving their way subtly through the melancholy harmonies that are combined with powerful crescendos and high-energy, spinet-driven passages, whilst the guitar riffs range from the poignant to the edgy.
Fans of WOBBLER’s trademark sound have nothing to worry about though, with the band making good use of Mellotron, Moog, Hammond, Chamberlin and other classical analogue keyboards, and of course the renowned Rickenbacker Bass.
With artwork by Thomas Kaldhol (Samuel Jackson 5, Panzerpappa, Lukas Kasha etc), “From Silence to Somewhere” will be available in either CD Digipak or Jewel Case formats, each with a 12 page booklet, as well as in Digital format. LPs will be available in both standard black or in a limited edition Transparent orange/black marble vinyl limited to 500 copies only. Tracklisting on “From Silence to Somewhere” is as follows:
1. From Silence to Somewhere
2. Rendered in Shades of Green
3. Fermented Hours
Formed in Hønefoss in 1999, WOBBLER’s current lineup features current and former members of TUSMØRKE, WHITE WILLOW, THE CHRONICLES OF FATHER ROBIN and JAGA JAZZIST. With Lars Fredrik Frøislie on keyboards and backing vocals, Kristian Karl Hultgren on bass, bass clarinet and bass pedals, Martin Nordrum Kneppen on drums, percussion and recorder, Andreas Wettergreen Strømman Prestmo on vocals, guitar, glockenspiel and percussion, and Geir Marius Bergom Halleland on lead guitar and backing vocals. the band can avail itself of a considerable array of instruments that have a huge, and very interesting impact, on the overall sound.
More information about WOBBLER can be found on the band’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/wobblerofficial
CD and vinyl formats are now available to pre-order from smarturl.it/Wobbler_Europe, or from smarturl.it/Wobbler_USA in the USA. All formats, including digital, can also be pre-ordered at https://wobbler.bandcamp.com/album/from-silence-to-somewhere
WOBBLER’s previous promo video for “From Silence to Somewhere”, which gives a fascinating insight into the workings of a group of people who, as they have matured and grown together as individuals and as musicians, have quite considerably changed the way they write and make their music, can be seen below at https://youtu.be/sqrqPG7MZwk