Official Press release (TesseracT):
In December 2020, TesseracT invited their fans to “P O R T A L S,” an ambitious concept created to be an escape in a time of isolation. The live cinematic experience merged their musical performance with an evocative use of lights with surprising effects along with a chapter structure script. The band to offer or to the viewer a completely new and unique experience, thus pushed its creative strength to the maximum.The show was an extraordinary success, garnering extremely positive comments from fans and media around the world after the band. performed 14 songs spanning their entire repertoire, in a performance that lasted over 2 hours.
One of the most intense moments was touched in the live of “Nocturne“. Watch the video of “Nocturne (P O R T A L S)” through the YouTube player below:
This track has been a firm fan and band favourite since it was released ahead of the ‘Altered State’ album cycle. As such, we threw a lot into the performance, which was matched by our production team, who really pushed the envelope with what they achieved during this track. The laser effects and lighting is powerful and emotive, and Rich’s cinematography really hits the mark.
Every tour produces a slightly different version of this track, as our mindset waxes and wanes, but this version is a real high mark for us we feel; it was just so much fun to perform after not performing it for a year.
So, why didn’t we close the show with this song if it was so fun? The thought did cross our minds, we figured everybody would want that. But, we wanted to sit outside our comfort zone with an ‘encore’ of real deep cuts and fan favourites. Thus, Nocturne (P O R T A L S) was the perfect handover between the desired and expected, as well as an excellent guide for everyone as we turned to face the weird and wonderful direction of the final act.
Bassist Amos Williams states, “Nocturne has been a fan and band favorite since it was released prior to the ‘Altered State’ cycle. That’s why we put a lot of effort into his performance and thanks to our production team, we pushed our limits during this track. The laser effects and lighting are powerful and emotional, and Rich’s visuals really hit the mark.On each tour we performed an ever-changing version of this song, which always mirrored our moods, but this version of Nocturne is for us a real point of arrival; we had a lot of fun playing it after a year of forced inactivity. We also thought about ending the show with this song, but we felt this was too obvious and we wanted to get out of our comfort zone with encores that summarized some of our fans’ favorite songs. Thus, Nocturne (P O R T A L S) was the perfect handover between the desired and the expected, as we were about to prepare for our grand finale.“
Kscope is proud to present this unique event to a wider audience for the first time. The film and soundtrack will be released in multi-format including Blu-Ray, triple LP soundtrack and 4-disc limited edition deluxe, on August 27, 2021.
The tracklisting in full:
- Of Matter (P O R T A L S) [13:55]
- King (P O R T A L S) [06:28]
- Concealing Fate Parts 1, 2 & 3 (P O R T A L S) [18:15]
- Tourniquet (P O R T A L S) [04:30]
- Beneath My Skin / Mirror Image (P O R T A L S) [05:44]
- Orbital (P O R T A L S) [02:06]
- Juno (P O R T A L S) [06:11]
- Cages (P O R T A L S) [05:28]
- Dystopia (P O R T A L S) [06:43]
- Phoenix (P O R T A L S) [04:18]
- Nocturne (P O R T A L S) [04:21]
- Eden (P O R T A L S) [06:30]
- Of Energy (P O R T A L S) [11:05]
- Seven Names (P O R T A L S) [05:02]
Pre-Orders/Pre-Saves are open here: https://tesseractkscope.lnk.to/PORTALS