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IQ - Resistance

The band IQ is considered by many as a legendary band, and they have now announced their new album Resistance. IQ have quite a lot of dedicated fans, and they are certainly delighted with new music from the band.  The fans have been patience since the last release The Road Of Bones came five years ago. The new album Resistance will be released as a 2CD set, with the additional disc featuring tracks that didn’t quite fit the atmosphere of disc one. No You Tube songs yet, so the 2014 album Road Of Bones is the replacement. 

Resistance will be released in September and is produced by the band`s guitarist Michael Holmes and engineered by Rob Aubrey. Holmes states about the album, «This has been an interesting album to work on – years of talking about it and putting down all the different ideas in demo form, and then a frantic period of trying to finish it for the scheduled release date. The new album would have been quite easy to put out The Road of Bones Part 2 but it felt a bit different this time and we just let the music dictate to us the kind of album it should be».

«Again we had so much stuff kicking around when we were putting the running order together that we decided to do a second disc with the tunes that didn’t quite gel with the atmosphere of disc one. We did this before with The Road Of Bones and it proved to be really popular. We’re now coming round to thinking that the material on disc two is so strong that we should maybe make it an official double album. I have to say it’s quite liberating writing for an extended release – the extra time allows you to give the music room to breathe and evolve which feels more organic, at least in my head it does. As a result there’s two 20 minute tracks on the second disc…»,

IQ will play a special Resistance warm-up show at London’s Islington Assembly Hall on September 7.

IQ once rising from the ashes of the band The Lens in 1981, the original line up of Peter Nicholls, Michael Holmes, Martin Orford, Paul Cook and Tim Esau formed a band achieving the impossible – the combination of such diverse styles as prog, punk, jazz and even reggae. Their first cassette album, later re-released on CD Seven Stories Into 98`, is still an outstanding example of that.

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Om Ulf Backstrøm (4074 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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