Karisma Records have inked a deal with Anglo/Scandinavian Symphonic Rockers GALASPHERE 347 and are set to release the band’s debut self-titled album on the 20th July.
Formed in 2018, and with a lineup whose pedigree includes bands such as as WHITE WILLOW, HENRY FOOL, ÄNGLAGÅRD, THE TIM BOWNESS BAND, WESERBANDLAND and NECROMONKEY, GALASPHERE 347 creates music on an epic, widescreen, scale, replete with a powerful and dynamic drum sound that intertwines itself with liquid bass lines, grinding guitars, mellifluous flute and lush analogue keyboards, the whole of which is topped off by passionate vocals.
As can be expected from the varied geographical locations of members Stephen James Bennett on vocals, keyboards and guitars, Ketil Vestrum Einarsen on keyboards, programming and flute, Jacob Holm-Lupo on guitar and bass, and Mattias Olsson on drums, keyboards and guitars, GALASPHERE 347 draws from a variety of influences.
Together, these vastly experienced musicians seamlessly incorporate the technical spectacle of progressive rock with the distorted insistence of Krautrock, via the intimacy of the singer-songwriter’s oeuvre, to produce a three-track album that spans a total of forty minutes, or, as the band says, “Just about enough time to reach Jupiter at the speed of light”.
Mixed by Jacob at Dude Ranch Studios, Sandøya, Norway, mastered by Andy Jackson, best known for his work with PINK FLOYD, and with artwork by Jarrod Gosling, tracklisting for GALASPHERE 347’s debut album is as follows:
1. The Voice of Beauty Drowned
2. The Fallen Angel
3. Barbarella’s Lover
Commenting on the new album, GALASPHERE 347 had this to say: “Our debut album is like a progressive rock cruise in outer space—with Stephen James Bennett at the helm. An amalgamation of the four band members’ collective musical past, stewed together in an intergalactic recording studio”.
The album will be available in CD 12″ Gatefold LP and digital formats and is now available to pre-order from the following:
A video teaser for GALASPHERE 347’s debut album can be seen at https://youtu.be/xY1jPL-MmEk
More information about GALASPHERE 347 can be found on the band’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/galasphere347/