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Ebb: Enlightened sense of self-awareness

Ebb – Death And The Maiden

Ebb would be what happened if King Crimson and Heart made sweet love and gave birth to a mostly female prog band. Ebb are a 6-piece, genre-defying group of musicians who live within a pagan art collective. Coming from very different social and political backgrounds, they play an eclectic blend of music styles, resulting in prog-rock… sort of. Their new album Death And The Maiden describes the arc of a life struggling with conflicting mental states and, ultimately, resolves into an almost enlightened sense of self-awareness. Featuring the nostalgic tones of Hammond and Mellotron, the band have taken a classic approach on the record. The track Illusions,

Ebb was formed initially in 2013 as a backing band for the award-winning singer/songwriter Erin Bennett, the group released two albums with Bennett as a solo-artist ReFlowered (2016) and Post Sexy Post Truth (2018).) Both releases were positively received by UK music press and included a UK-wide tour, several dates supporting Hawkwind as well as a handful of shows in The Netherlands. In late 2018, however, Bennett decided to cease performing as a solo-artist and officially rebranded with the same musicians to form EBB.

In late 2018, the group began work on what will be their debut EP, Death & The Maiden. Marking an obvious change in musical direction, the 6-track record, released on Boudicca Records showcases the band’s musical virtuosity as well as Erin Bennett’s continually evolving songwriting skill. Once described as being: the bastard daughter of King Crimson and Heart, Ebb cite both those artists as well as bands such as Hawkwind, Tool and Rush as being among their influences. The live track Dark Lady,

Death & The Maiden is a concept album and selected sample of songs from Ebb’s greater conceptual live show. Ebb is using a jazz-influenced bass style and rich backing vocals this record sits comfortably within the Prog-Rock realm. Bennett’s ferocious guitar chops combined with Anna Fraser’s tightly schooled but musical drumming style, give this record a very modern edge. The lyrics, melodies and harmonies pull the whole project together making Ebb a unique and riveting band to hear and to see live. Recorded at Boudicca Records’ Lodge Studios and mastered by Ed Woods (The Who, The Proclaimers, Idlewild) Death & The Maiden is a promising release by a group who have made it their mission to bring something fresh to the live music scene, which seems increasingly lost in a sea of safe ubiquity.

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Om Ulf Backstrøm (4053 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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