[News] Norwegian Symphonic Proggers Wobbler share new single and video “Naiad Dreams”

With their much anticipated fifth full-length album Dwellers Of The Deep” set for release on Karisma Records on the October 23, 2020 Prog Rock band Wobbler have today released “Naiad Dreams,” a new single from the album, together with an  accompanying video for the track. Watch the video below:

The band comments: “Naiad Dreams is special in the way that it’s our first foray into a short song that stands on its own. It came to life late in the recording process and was written and recorded on an inspired May morning. It’s a rather minimalistic composition with very few elements that gets plenty of room to shine. It is the breathing space on the coming album where playful naiads make you gaze into the depths.

About new album “Dwellers Of The Deep” The Obelisk has to say: “Its four songs are intricately composed and woven together with classic progressive styling, and each serves a purpose in adding to the pastiche of the 45-minute release as a whole and bolstering a conceptual feel and the overarching melodic focus.”

Wobbler ‘s fifth album “Dwellers Of The Deep” is an exciting blend of carefully planned and jammed material that encompasses everything the band has done up to now. “Dwellers Of The Deep” consists of four distinctive pieces and is a broad looking glass into Wobbler ́s creative whims and playful exuberance. The album showcases the band ́s mastery of dynamics and flow, with passages and themes veering from the scenic and serene to the downright rocking. On the final track, Wobbler is in full blast, with a 19 minutes suite taking the listener through aspects of the darker sides of Wobbler ́s sound.

The lyrical themes on the album deals with human emotion, and the ongoing struggle between juxtaposed forces within the psyche. An introspective voyage among the realms of memories, feelings and instincts, where the light is brighter, and the dark is darker. The concepts of wonder, longing and desperation permeates the histories told, and the currents from the deep are ever present.

According to the band, the new album will be a different beast entirely: “When we set out planning the new album we agreed that we couldn´t make the same album over again. With “Silence” we did things without wanting to fit into a progressive box, and the process behind “Dwellers Of The Deep” was even more along those lines. In that sense it´s more experimental.

Some songs contain rock blast outs while others provide the calm of a foggy morning in the woods; all have their place in what eventually became a thematic dive into the depths of human emotion. Our take on it, anyway.

The recording sessions were somewhat shaped partially by what was happening during the first months of Covid-19.  In a very Decameronesque way, we sent “histories” to each other from our hermitages, while the plague waited in the shadows outside. It contributed to a sense of meaningful gravity, making it crucial that the task at hand be fulfilled with our most sincere and unparalleled endeavours. “

The production is open, detailed, warm and punchy, making the soundscape put together by the now seasoned sound alchemist Lars Fredrik Frøislie to an aural feast. New musical directions further the quintet’s burgeoning aural idiosyncrasies and solidify the band stature as one of the most exciting and interesting bands on the global music scene, independent of genre.

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Author: Jacopo Vigezzi

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