So far this year astonishingly little prog music has come from Norwegian bands. That’s why it’s great that Pixie Ninja soon will be releasing the album Colours Out Of Space. This is the second album by the Scandinavian progband Pixie Ninja.
Similar to their debut album, Colours Out Of Space is fully instrumental, but unlike their previous release this album is heavily influenced by some of the short stories written by The Godfather of horror fiction: Howard Phillips Lovecraft.
With vintage instruments like the Orchestron, maestrovox, fender rhodes and mellotrons suddenly crashing into twisted samples and modern synthesizers, Colours out of space will take you on a cosmic journey with its raw explosiveness and dark ambience, blending progressive rock with atmospheric soundscapes that mixes majestic sections with experimental chaos, Pixie Ninja is putting the listener to the test with this lovecraftian-inspired concept album.
Line-up and instrumentation:Marius Leirånes: Godin Shifter 4 Bass, Korg MS-10, Korg M50 Workstation, Korg Krome 61, Volca Keys, Korg Monotribe. Jostein Haugen: Fender Stratocaster, Korg M50 Workstation, Korg Krome 61, Korg microKORG, Mattias Olsson: Ondes Martenot , Maestrovox, Clavioline, Persephone, additional Electric Guitars, Mandocello, Drums, Percussion, Glockenspiel, Moog 15 modular, Mellotron 400, Vako Orchestron, Minimoog, Speak & spell, Roland SH-2000, Casio SK-5, Boss DR-220, Pocket Operators, Korg MS-10, Roland TR-707, Synare sensor. Fredrik Klingwall: Grand Piano, Mellotron 400, Vako Orchestron, Fender Rhodes, Hammond L100, Celeste, Yamaha DX7, Yamaha DX100, Sequential Circuits Pro-1.Fredrik Carlzon: French Horn.
Guest Musicians: Tiger Olsson: Vocals, Akaba: Vocals, Hampus Nordgren-Hemlin: Vocals, Fender VI, Casio-DG-10, Philicorda organ and Leo Svensson-Zander: Cello.