[News] Retreat From Moscow published the official album sampler for “Dreams, Myths and Machines”

UK Neo Prog band Retreat From Moscow published the official album sampler for “Dreams, Myths and Machines” due out on August 18, 2023 via Gravity Dream Music. Stream the sampler through the YouTube player below:

Gravity Dream Music is pleased to announce that Retreat from Moscow return in 2023 with their second album and will be releasing “Dreams, Myths and Machines” on August 18, 2023.

The album follows on from the January 2021 release of their debut album “The World As We Knew It,” a record that was 40 years in the making.

Dreams, Myths and Machines” was forged over the past three years by original band members John Harris (guitar, vocals, keyboards and flute) Andrew Raymond (keyboards) Tony Lewis (bass) and Greg Haver (drums and percussion) with special guests, Robin Armstrong of Cosmograf, Andy Tillison of The Tangent, Pete Kirby of Skylines and American vocalist Jillian Slade.

The album draws on themes of Welsh and Greek mythology, dystopian futures, social anxiety and colonial whitewashing.

Dreams, Myths and Machines” had a complex gestation during 2021 and 2022, with Haver recording behind the closed borders of New Zealand. With co-producer Clint Murphy (Enter Shikari, Thunder, Two Year Break) at the helm, the album was created in a variety of recording environments, including the legendary Rockfield Studios in Wales. The band and team have taken their time and embraced varying themes, while pushing the boundaries of their extended compositions, adding to their musical lexicon.

Retreat From Moscow’s first album ‘The World As We Knew It’ was the band looking back to our early days at the turn of the 1980’s, retracing our youth and memories through the songs. ‘Dreams, Myths and Machines’ is the band embracing our present and the lives we’ve led”, says New Zealand based drummer Greg Haver. “The new album is an exciting blend of stories past and present framed within the RFM prog rock soundscape” explains the band’s vocalist and guitarist, John Harris.

The video for the album opener “Saving California” is released today and was made was made in collaboration with New Zealand-based artist Paul McLaney from the band Gramsci.

The CD Pre-Order is also now live on Gravity Dream Music website here: https://www.gravitydream.co.uk/product/retreat-from-moscow-dreams-myths-and-machines-cd-pre-order/

Pre-Order the Digital Version on Bandcamp: https://retreatfrommoscow.bandcamp.com/album/dreams-myths-and-machines


Andrew Raymond / Keyboards, Guitars, Backing Vocals
John Harris / Vocals, Guitars, Flute, Keyboards
Greg Haver / Drums, Percussion, Synth, Backing Vocals
Tony Lewis / Bass, Bass pedals, Backing Vocals

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Author: Jacopo Vigezzi

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