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Dim Gray: With ambitious and distinct musical statement….

Dim Gray - Flown

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Dim Gray are: Håkon Høiberg—guitars, vocals, Oskar Holldorff—vocals, keyboards and Tom Ian Rogne Klungland—drums, vocals.

Flown is the debut album from Dim Gray and a post-progressive journey in which the songs intertwine to form more than the sum of their parts. Structured like one continuous story, the album tells a vivid tale of loss and loneliness that twists and turns. Quiet, intimate moments are contrasted by sections of massive soundscapes containing varied and colorful instrumentation. Rooted in the near-constants of aching vocals and trembling guitars, the album weaves its way from strings-infused chamber pop through dark indie folk into grandiose art rock. Flown is an ambitious and distinct musical statement that evokes a nice blend of Radiohead, Fleete Foxes, Susanne Sundfør, Steven Wilson and Sigurd Rós. The track Ráth,

Oslo-based art rockers Dim Gray play melody-driven songs in a post-progressive soundscape. Dim Gray incorporate elements from folk music into a forward-thinking aesthetic, in a sound that evokes a blend of Radiohead and Fleet Foxes. A wide and ever-changing palette of sounds and ideas is rooted in the constants of aching vocals and trembling guitars. The track Again,

Dim Gray’s members come from three different places—musically and geographically. Håkon Høiberg, Oskar Holldorff and Tom Ian Klungland all moved from different parts of Norway to the capital, Oslo, in 2012. They found each other, and soon started playing together. The three members have contrasting musical backgrounds, having experience with diverse genres such as black metal, progressive rock, blues, folk and film music. By fusing these entirely different references and tastes in music, the trio has arrived at a distinctly unique musical idiom. The track Light Anew

Their 52 minute debut album was released June 12, preceded by the four singles Ráth, Again, Light Anew and Ouroboros. The album, titled Flown, is a concept album where the songs intertwine to form more than the sum of their parts, and in which the bands’ dedication to solid craftsmanship and desire to break new ground comes to light. Structured like one continuous story, the album tells a vivid tale of loss and loneliness that twists and turns. Quiet, intimate moments are contrasted by sections of massive soundscapes containing varied and colorful instrumentation. The track Ouroboros,

The band has already performed one filmed live-session and are filming another session this summer. An acoustic livestream is also planned for the summer, and a grand release show for Flown will take place in Oslo on October 3.

Veronica Stensvold from Disharmoni states enthusiastic about Dim Gray, «What captivates is the quality, and the blend between warmth and cold, fast and slow, darkness and light… Sit back and enjoy, experience and feel this masterpiece. Pure pleasure!».

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Om Ulf Backstrøm (4497 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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