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Bangtower: On the edge of their musical comfort zone!

Bangtower – The Road We Travel 

According to the attached picture from Bangtower`s Facebook the band is dogs after guitars!!! The band Bangtower states on Facebook that their interest is, «Writing, playing, recording, touring and providing the best musical experience we can for our outstanding fans because they deserve only the best». In addition they states, «Jazz fusion unlike anything you’ve experienced before». All this sounds interesting and intriguing, and yes Bangtower is absolutely worth listening to! Their last effort is the band`s new album The Road We Travel. The title track The Road We Travel,

The Bangtower project began in the late 2000’s as a progressive musical alliance featuring legendary bassist Percy Jones, who is best known for his work with Brand X, Los Angeles drumguru Walter Garces of The Electric Prunes, and Grammy winning musician, engineer and producer Neil Citron. Huge amounts of musical expertise and talent gathered there obviously.

Their maiden voyage Casting Shadow, produced by Neil Citron (who also engineered, mixed and mastered) and Jon Pomplin, was released by Declassified Records in 2010 and instantly became a success, even being named Editors Pick in Guitar Player Magazine. First single from The Road We Travel was The Bag Man,

Following the 2013 release of the single This is My Town and the completion of other new tracks for the upcoming sophomore release entitled With N With Out, the project went on hold for about a year while everyone attended to other obligations. In late 2015 the project resumed with renewed enthusiasm and throughout 2016 the remaining new tracks were written and recorded. The album was as earlier mentioned entitled With N With Out. In addition to the original members, the Bangtower 2 project also features with Frankie Banali of Quite Riot, Rodger Carter of John 5, bassist Robbie Pag Pagliari of Ohm, musician/producer Jon Pomplin and Joan Fraley of the Rave. Also appearing on the record are musicians Justin Stone, Chris Colovus and Josh Greenbaum. The track Haunt,

From the beginning, the Bangtower project was designed to bring together musicians and friends from different genres, disciplines and physical locations, by using a combination of leading edge technology with project and traditional studio recording. The result from this expanded circle of talent from all over the country is another unique musical document of creative exploration. A fusion of multi-platinum record sellers, Grammy winners, session players, independent musicians and music students, all working together towards the goal of creating the most joyous and interesting music possible.

The songs have a unique personality that challenges and reflects each player’s extraordinary technique and style, pushing the edge of their musical comfort zone while remaining a true joy to play and listen to. Although every composition is an exceptional stand-alone masterpiece, each song remains an integral part of the overall context and feel of the album and the project.

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Om Ulf Backstrøm (3029 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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