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PURE REASON REVOLUTION sono lieti di annunciare la data di pubblicazione del loro nuovo album “Above Cirrus”, in arrivo il 6 maggio 2022 su Inside Out Music. L’album è il seguito di “Eupnea” del 2020, il primo album dalla reunion della band inglese. Questa volta, Jon Courtney, Chloë Alper e Greg Jong (che torna come membro a tempo pieno per la prima volta dai tempi dell”EP “Cautionary Tales For The Brave”) si trovano ad adattarsi a un mondo che sta cambiando radicalmente davanti ai loro occhi, e su questo nuovo disco, esorcizzando l’isolamento e l’incertezza alla ricerca di qualcosa di più grande.

Oggi viene inoltre presentato il primo estratto “New Kind Of Evil”, 9 minuti di singolo accompagnato da un videoclip creato da Thomas Hicks:

“Above Cirrus” sarà pubblicato nei formati Limited CDGatefold LP+CD e digitale. L’artwork è stato curato da Jill Tegan Doherty, già responsabile del precedente “Eupnea” Disponibile il preorder a questo link:

1.    Our Prism
2.    New Kind of Evil
3.    Phantoms
4.    Cruel Deliverance
5.    Scream Sideways
6.    Dead Butterfly
7.    Lucid

Greg Jong comments of the track:
“When Jon first played me his initial version of New Kind of Evil, I was honestly astonished by the beautiful melding of the halftime shuffle beat with such a giant yet melodious guitar riff. Then the synth line and vocal melodies entered and elevated the emotion even further — it was a really cool moment, I hope people hearing it for the first time experience a similar feeling.”

Jon Courtney adds:
“Very excited to get the first of our new material out there in 2022. This was the first track I worked on in 2020, the embryo formed in the midst of tidal waves of uncertainty. I wanted the rollercoaster of a track to mirror that uneasiness & surreal bewilderment.” 

Of the new album ‘Above Cirrus’, Chloë Alper comments:
“Since Pure Reason Revolution’s reformation I feel that this band has embraced its identity and its place within the Progressive rock genre with a force, confidence and grandeur that radiates through the work. This new record fills me with as much pride as it does head-to-toe tingles. I am excited for the music loving community to hear it and excited for the prospect of it growing our reach.”

On ‘Above Cirrus’, the band continues many of the musical through lines that fans have come to expect; maintaining a balance between somber reflection and intrepid exploration, leading listeners through a shapeshifting collection of seven tracks that evoke a range of emotions. On the songs ‘Our Prism’ and ‘New Kind of Evil’, the energy reaches magnificent heights of guitar-led catharsis, rivaling the best efforts of acts like Tool and Filter, while offerings in ‘Lucid’ and ‘Dead Butterfly’ meld the group’s keyboard-centric song-structures with vast, epic soundscapes. But, unlike its predecessor, ‘Above Cirrus’ is far from a narrative driven concept record. As Jon confides, each song, while fueled by his personal journeys and the condition of modern times, is truly its own device. Reflecting on the lyricism of the record, he adds:
“Often my writing occupies itself with relationships; how we can be so tender/loving with each other in one instance, days later or even in a few flashes we’re tearing each other apart. The sublime & the savage/vicious. The music reflects this light & shade dynamic shift too. Our world shrinks through lockdowns/restrictions & strain is intensified. However, the end message is one of optimism – affirmation we’ll get to the end of this surreal chapter & be stronger together. Through the turbulence, we’ll help each other through the darkness.”

The band will also head out on a European tour alongside Gazpacho in April 2022. Find the full list of dates below:
8th April – Club Cann, Stuttgart, Germany
9th April – Colos-Saal, Aschaffenburg, Germany
10th April – Columbia Theater, Berlin, Germany
11th April – Die Kantine, Cologne, Germany
13th April – Mezz, Breda, Netherlands
14th April – Hedon, Zwolle, Netherlands
16th April – Petit Bain, Paris, France
17th April – Earth Theatre, London, UK

They have also confirmed two festival shows as below:
22nd July – Night of the Prog Festival, St. Goarshausen, Germany
14th August – United Arts Festival, Gdańsk, Poland