After the two highly acclaimed albums, ‘Identity’ (2009) and ‘All Rights Removed’ (2011), ‘The Greatest Show on Earth’ is of course a much-anticipated album. Airbag are continuing their journey through atmospheric soundscapes and serious topics, creating cinematic pictures and bringing out emotions, pulling the listener into their world. They’re still giving us the Airbag sound, and this time the album is a bit rougher and with some heavier parts. ‘The Greatest Show on Earth’ is a great step forward for Airbag, and ads new elements to the delightful Airbag universe.
Bjørn Riis (guitars), Asle Tostrup (vocals), Henrik Fossum (drums), Jørgen Grüner-Hagen (keyboards) and Anders Fossum Hovdan (bass), together with engineer and co-producer Vegard Sleipnes, have with ‘The Greatest Show on Earth’ managed to raise the music of Airbag to the next level and even brought more characteristics to their sound. It has taken about 18 months to finish this record, but quality and musical craftsmanship are the essence in this production. Airbag is back and are absolutely a force to be reckoned with within the international music scene…
‘The Greatest Show on Earth’ is yet a modern masterpiece for fans of late Pink Floyd, Blackfield, Talk Talk, A-Ha, Porcupine Tree and Anathema.