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Gandalf`s Fist: From Cogtopolis

Gandalf`s Fist - The Clockwork Prolougue

The band Gandalf`s Fist says that they are from Cogtopolis. The world of Cogtopolis was formed from an idea that we created over the course of 6 months last year. The band states, «The first character we had was the Lamplighter, the subject of our pre-christmas teaser song. In a way we created a world around this character, cogs and all, Tinker, Eve and the clockwork boy all soon». 

«Cogtopolis is a city beneath the earth, which we have created, with its own religion, language and geography. Unlike previous albums it is not based on an existing idea or story, this is a 100% original idea formulated by myself and Dean, mainly the morning of Dean’s wedding, but also in the ale houses of Ireland. While creating this story we tried to stay away from clichés and formulaic story telling». 

UK act Gandalf`s Fist is the creative vehicle of duo Luke Severn and Dean Marsh, with varying musicians, compatriots and otherwise like-minded people affecting the proceedings apparently. The band is medieval space rock pioneers and was founded in Maryport fourteen years ago. Actually Gandalf`s Fit was formed at a nightclub in 2005 when a mutual friend invented a silly band name to try and impress a geeky girl! Gandalf’s Fist was formed as the creative collaboration between multi-instrumentalist Dean Marsh and lyricist/vocalist Luke Severn.

Meeting at University and becoming good friends, drinking partners and pub-quiz teammates, the duo spent the subsequent two years releasing experimental instrumental tracks, however, the origins of their music go back much further. They start, depending on your point of view, with the golden era of prog in the 1970s, the birth of English folk centuries before or, even in the time before time inhabited by Tolkien’s fantastical characters.

Now Gandalf`s Fist premiere the visualization video for The Clokkemaker, a nice symphonic piece from their forthcoming double album The Clockwork Prologue.

The band states, «We’re really proud of this song and it really puts a marker down on where we can go with this newly refreshed line-up! So, to that end, any help you could give in sharing the video would be greatly appreciated! We hope you all enjoy the song as much as we do and we’re looking forward to you hearing the song in the context of the full story of the album»!

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Om Ulf Backstrøm (2935 Artikler)
Mitt hovedfokus er musikk som er basert på progressiv tenking. Jeg er på ingen måte ensporet innen musikksmak, i likhet med intensjonen bak prog. Sjangerbegrepet er egentlig temmelig uinteressant annet enn til å gi en pekepinn om hva slags musikk det er snakk om i en anmeldelse. Jeg søker god musikk for å utfordre meg som lytter. God musikk til å trigge mine musikalske smaksløker, og til å sette i gang mine refleksjoner. Da er sjansen stor for at jeg utvikler meg og lærer, noe som bør være drivstoff for et hvert menneske. Fordi det å lære og utvikle seg er noe som tilfører livet en nødvendig porsjon "krydder". Slikt krydderet finner man blant annet i musikk. Ikke overraskende mener jeg at progressiv musikk har den fineste "smaken". På den annen side kan musikk med eller uten progressive elementer være godt nok til hverdags. Til fest derimot holder bare rendyrket prog! Må jo også få med at jeg rimelig kritisk, og jeg mener at det lages mye prog som er i beste fall uinteressant, og faktisk mye som er pinlig dårlig. Heldigvis oppveies dette av ekstremt dyktige aktører som for eksempel: Flower Kings, Mostly Autumn og White Willow, for å nevne noen tilfeldig valgte.
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