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Gandalf`s Fist: The song itself recounts a folk tale concerning the Solway Firth….

Gandal`s Fist – Stakes At Low Tide

You like Dragons? Cinematic Strings? Bagpipes wailing in your face and a healthy dose of hand clapping? Good! You have arrived at the right video. This visualizer video for the folk/progressive rock song Stakes At Low Tide by Gandalf’s Fist has been mastered at Abbey Road Studios and taken from the upcoming special edition of The Master And The Monkey.  

The Master And The Monkey was the first album from Gandalf`s Fist and released nine years ago. Originally Stakes At Low Tide was 3 minutes and 54 seconds, but the new 2020 version is about one minutes longer with place for more dragons!

Gandalf’s Fist have two days ago released Stakes At Low Tide is  a vivid new reimagining of a song that they originally worked on 15 years ago during the band’s genesis.

Stakes At Low tide with this new take on the song teases what to expect of the upcoming special edition. The track is awash with cinematic strings, folky rhythms and pipes and whistles which evoke days of ancient Celtic tribes and the folklore of old. The track Shadowborn which was nominated to the the video of the year at Prog Awards!

Gandalf’s Fist front man, Dean Marsh, commented: «Luke Severn and I put the original instrumental version of this song on Myspace as a bit of a laugh 15 years ago and it’s only fitting that this should be the first taste of the reimagined version of our very first LP. The song itself recounts a folk tale concerning the Solway Firth, a stretch of water I looked out on every day as a child and I’ve always been captivated by the myths and legends of our own British isles!». The long track The Clokkemaker from last year.

The new single has received a bespoke single mix prior to the full album release and was mastered by Simon Gibson (The Beatles, Mike Oldfield, The Hobbit OST) at Abbey Road Studios.

Gandalf`s Fist is and was the creative vehicle of duo Luke Severn and Dean Marsh, with varying musicians, compatriots and otherwise like-minded people affecting the proceedings apparently.

After five years of wandering to and from the studio and the literary heritage of good, old Tolkien, this creative duo decided it was time to fire up their respective creative engines, and set them to work producing material. The result of this process appeared in the shape of a concept album we talked about above, The Master And The Monkey.

With their creative enginges still humming in harmony, another project was kicked off right away. And in 2011 Gandalf’s Fist had their sophomore production ready, this one called Road To Darkness.

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Om Ulf Backstrøm (4269 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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