Usually, we would already be in the UK on our annual tour but…
But complaining doesn’t get us anywhere, so we always make the best of the time by rehearsing, recording, preparing, etc.
We absolutely miss the stage, the audience, the tour-life and everything aroung that! So, as soon as the situation should allow it again, we will be ready and better than ever!
Blank Manuskript released their latest effort “Himmelfahrt” the band’s 4th studio album and the follow up to their successful 2019 release of “Krásná Hora”
Part 1 – Requiem (Strandberg / Larsen)
Part 2 – Dance of the Devils (Strandberg / Larsen)
Part 3 – The Underglow (Wallner / Wohlmuth)
Part 4 – Twilight Peak (Wallner / Wohlmuth)
Part 1 – Twilight Peak (Wallner / Wohlmuth)
Part 2 – Celestial Spheres (Wallner / Wohlmuth)
Part 3 – Transition (Strandberg / Larsen)
Part 4 – Heaven (Strandberg / Larsen)
Jakob Aistleitner / Saxophone, Flute, Electric Guitar, Percussion, Vocals
Peter Baxrainer / Electric Guitar, Vocals
Manuel Schönegger / Trombone, Flute, Percussion, Vocals
Jakob Sigl / Drums, Percussion, Tape, Vocals
Dominik Wallner / Electric Piano, Organ, Synthesizer, Vocals
Alfons Wohlmuth / Electric Bass, Flute, Vocals
recorded live at Tebes Studios Salzburg
recording by Wolfgang Spannberger
mixing by Jakob Aistleitner
mastering by Sunshine Mastering (Mischa Janisch)
design by Philip Reitsperger
2020: a pandemic virus turns our lives upside down. The vulnerability of our system is now obvious and uncertainty spreads around the globe, sowing the seeds of superstition, agitation, and incitement. While in quarantine, our thoughts circle the fundamental existential questions and finally, confusion impairs our composure. Now mythical creatures and ghosts inspire our imagination and ancient beliefs occupy our post-factual brains. The virus has penetrated our lives… It is the right time for psychoactive and contemplative musical enjoyment, it is time for Blank Manuskript.
With their recent release, Himmelfahrt Blank Manuskript interweave the masterpiece, Death by the Swedish 70’s Prog-Rock Band Dice with their conceptual work on Dante’s ‘Divina Commedia’. The result is a mind-blowing sonic journey through the underworld from the hellish abyss into the celestial spheres of heaven. In the accustomed quality, the Austrian ArtRock ensemble celebrates the epic breadth and invites listeners to encounter the realm beyond the short-living, superficial radio format.
Anyhow, musically highly contagious!