“Identity” completes the quartet of re-releases from Airbag that has been hailed as one of the most important to emerge from the Norwegian Prog scene over the past decades, and one that has succeeded in garnering a world-wide fan base.
As with the previous Airbag re-releases, 2009’s “The Greatest Show on Earth”, 2011’s “All Rights Removed” and 2016’s “Disconnected”, “Identity” has been totally remastered by Jacob Holm-Lupo (White Willow, The Opium Cartel).
“Identity” was Airbag’s first full-length album, which gave fans a taste of what the future would look like for a band with a unique sound that draws elements from Classic and Progressive Rock, Chill and Jazz, and drawing their influences from artist from a wide range of genres – from Pink Floyd and Porcupine Tree to Talk Talk, Radiohead and Marillion (Steve Hogarth era).
Comprising eight songs, and showcasing Airbag’s classic Progressive Rock sound, blended with scenic soundscapes, epic guitars and soulful vocals, the re-release will be available in a special Limited Edition Deluxe version, complete with a 12 page booklet and a die-cut sleeve, as well as in Limited Digisleeve and regular jewel case CD formats.
Airbag explains: “Identity has a very special place in our hearts and many of the songs are still staples in our live performances. It’s the album that started it all and it seems to mean so much to so many of our fans around the world. We’re proud to release this deluxe version and present the music and artwork the way we always envisioned it.“
Purchase the album through the Karisma Records Official Website: https://www.karismarecords.no/kar046-airbag-identity/