Norwegian proggers 35 Tapes have hit their peak with their new album Fabric of Time. Combining time-honored sounds like the Mellotron and analog synths with modern sensibilities, the album is a cinematic journey through moods, times and places. At times evoking the symphonic grandeur of early King Crimson and Genesis, the group also touches on the melancholy art-rock of groups like Talk Talk or an artist like David Sylvian.
Since several members of the band also have backgrounds in audio engineering, it goes without saying that the album is remarkably audiophile in its presentation, with incredible dynamics ranging from a delicate whisper to roaring blow-outs. And while every musician in the band is a seasoned pro, the focus of the music is not pyrotechnics or virtuosity, but a unified effort to serve the songs and the particular moods evoked on the album.
35 Tapes was named after the 35 tapes available in the Mellotron. The band was formed in 2018 by seasoned musicians with storied backgrounds in the Norwegian music scene - who also happened to be old friends with a shared love for progressive rock.
The band’s credo is simple: «Not too many notes, but the right ones - not fixed chords, but floating, open chords - not virtuoso, but true.»
Or, as Germany’s renowned Eclipsed Magazine said about their previous album "Home" from 2021 :
«Wonderfully warm, sometimes dark sounds run through the music - not virtuosity for the sake of it, but a music ethos à la Pink Floyd, to hit the "right" moods».
Jo Wang has composed and released electronic music since the late 1980s.
His music is often described as visual and in the border between noise
melodic and abstract/figurative.
He has extensive experience of adjusting the acoustics in concert halls across
Europe using an electronic variable electroacoustic enhancement system.
Currently performing HERDING SPACES in different location/venues
He is a member of Green Isac Orchestra playing assorted keyboards.
He is a member of the progressive rock band 37Tapes playing assorted keyboards.
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