On A Billion Years Of Solitude (2013) Sky Architect sound heavier, are more daring and inventive, and have challenged themselves more than ever before. In every step in the process, including the cover artwork, the band have taken full creative control. Fans of Gentle Giant, The Flower Kings, Beardfish and Pain Of Salvation take note!
The band has a new video for the first single of the new album for a track called 'Tides', watch it below:
Sky Architect evolved from a three-piece called Seraphine, consisting of Wabe, Christiaan and Rik, formed in 2008 at the Rotterdam Conservatory. A year later, Guus and Tom joined and the rest, as they say, is history. Since then, two albums (Excavations Of The Mind (2010), A Dying Man’s Hymn (2011)) were released to critical acclaim.
For the new record, the band was inspired by, and wanted to evoke the feel of, sci-fi movies from the 50s and 60s. Listening to it, you will be transported to a universe and era in which black holes and supernovas are an essential part of everyday life, intergalactic wars are waged and multidimensional beings are waiting past every corner to lunge at you. Through this material, Sky Architect have created an opportunity to craft and twist their sound to fit the subject, and in doing so, grow further as a band. You could call the result space rock, though once again they’d prefer for you to have an open mind and to just go and listen to it.
A Billion Years Of Solitude (2013) will be released by Galileo Records on November 4th.
1. The Curious One
4. Elegy Of A Solitary Giant
5. Jim's Ride To Hell
7. Traveller's Last Candle
You can order your copy of the CD HERE.
Source: Press release