Chicago Instrumental Progressive band Outrun the Sunlight are back with their stunning fourth full-length “A Vast Field of Silence,” released November 12, 2021.
Four years in the making, the thematic record is a wordless concept album, based around a recurring melody heard throughout. Most clearly stated in the opening track “Awareness,” the beautiful theme is typical of Outrun the Sunlight, an unusually cinematic and compositionally-heavy group.
Watch the official music video for “Awarness” through the YouTube player below:
In 2016 Outrun the Sunlight went on to perform on Chicago internet music series, Audiotree, releasing the live album “Outrun the Sunlight on Audiotree Live.” They then released “Red Bird” independently in 2017, their third LP, the first instance that the group performed together on an album. A band not content to rest, they then released a live in-studio record “Emerge,” in January 2021.
With the Covid-19 interruption and introduction of a new drummer, Outrun the Sunlight’s newest LP has eventually been four years in the making, from first conception ‘til release – but well worth the long wait.
Austin Peters / Guitar
Cody McCarty / Guitar
Phil Kalas / Bass
Kyle Kunkler / Synth and Keyboards
Luke Angle / Drums
2. Emerald Joy
3. A Way With Honesty
4. Old Wound
5. Dreamless Chaos
6. Luminous Stillness
8. Zero Dimension
9. Molten Light
10. A Vast Field of Silence