The Gathering

forum
It is currently 21 Jan 2019, 03:34

All times are UTC + 1 hour




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: 02 Feb 2012, 07:13 
Offline
Traveller
Traveller
User avatar

Joined: 13 Nov 2006, 02:53
Posts: 278
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Image

Anathema will return in April with Weather Systems, their brand new studio album.

Weather Systems is the follow-up to 2010’s We're Here Because We're Here. That album featured prominently in numerous end-of-year polls and the producer, Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree), has described it as 'definitely among the best albums I’ve ever had the pleasure to work on.'

The bar for Weather Systems has been set pretty high then but Daniel is certain that the album will exceed these lofty expectations, ‘it feels like we are at a creative peak right now, and this album reflects that. Everything from the production to the writing to the performances are a step up from our last album.’

He continues, ‘This is not background music for parties. The music is written to deeply move the listener, to uplift or take the listener to the coldest depths of the soul.’


The intertwining melodic structures of these profoundly beautiful songs are intensely powerful, yet simple. These are songs that will transport the listener closer to the heart of life, that is to say, to the heart of themselves.

It is also an album of polarity. The play of opposites; light and shade, birth and death, love and fear. The simple truths of life and loss, hope and strength and darker internal themes are all explored here.

The album was recorded in Liverpool, North Wales and Oslo, each place significant to Anathema past, present and future. The record was produced and mastered by 5 times Norwegian Grammy nominated Christer-André Cederberg (Animal Alpha, In the Woods..., Drawn), who Daniel has described as ‘a revelation. His calmness and brilliance has helped to bring about the greatest inter-band chemistry that Anathema have experienced together in their career.’

This album will please fans who call for more of Lee Douglas’s vocals, as her role within Anathema’s brand of alternative, melodic rock has matured to become an integral energy. In this way and more, Weather Systems is the sound of a band finding their voice and growing in stature, moving further along their artistic path with a truly stunning musical vision.

Their best ever work? ‘Not yet’ says Daniel, but he does believe that with Weather Systems they have surpassed previous glories; ‘we are pleased and proud of the record and we feel that, alongside the best moments of WHBWH, this record contains our very best work so far in what is becoming a long career.’

Weather Systems will be available on Kscope from April 16th 2012.

_________________
My translation company: http://paralleltranslations.ca/translation/

My photos! (some gigs, including TG)


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: 25 Feb 2012, 15:11 
Offline
Third chance
Third chance
User avatar

Joined: 29 Jun 2006, 22:52
Posts: 107
Location: Germany
And here is one of the new songs: The Beginning And The End
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lt05Wux7 ... re=related

Sounds great! :)


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: 29 Mar 2012, 07:13 
Offline
Traveller
Traveller
User avatar

Joined: 30 Jan 2009, 22:00
Posts: 429
Location: Australia
I've never been big on Anathema but Weather Systems made me lose faith in this band. I'm not opposed to the change but did Daniel really have to drop that dreaded cliche (this isn't background music for parties)? Lo and behold, it has the musical and emotional value of your average top 40 song. I'm sorry but it's just bad.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: 29 Mar 2012, 20:48 
Offline
Third chance
Third chance
User avatar

Joined: 29 Jun 2006, 22:52
Posts: 107
Location: Germany
rmf919 wrote:
I've never been big on Anathema but Weather Systems made me lose faith in this band. I'm not opposed to the change but did Daniel really have to drop that dreaded cliche (this isn't background music for parties)? Lo and behold, it has the musical and emotional value of your average top 40 song. I'm sorry but it's just bad.


This isn't necessarily bad, I think. I love the new "relaxed" Anathema as much as I loved them in the past. If you think, this is "Easy listening Anathema" - I can live with that. :green: Their dark sounding days seem to be over.

Btw: Danny sounds sometimes a little bit like A-ha's Morten Harket, or am I wrong? Had the same feeling before with this song:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mk0OF9DdVhw


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: 08 May 2012, 15:22 
Offline
Traveller
Traveller

Joined: 18 Apr 2010, 10:44
Posts: 224
Location: The Netherlands
It's certainly more 'for the masses' than many of their previous albums... but I can live with that as well :) Brilliant album, in my opinion.

Untouchable 1 reminds me a looot of the middle section of Heroes for Ghosts, by the way. Am I the only one experiencing that?


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 

All times are UTC + 1 hour


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group