Ovrfwd is a four piece instrumental band born out of equal parts fate, happenstance and the desire for a high quality, complex sound. The title track StarStuff,
The band states, «Greetings all, we’re proud to announce the new Ovrfwrd album titled StarStuff. We started writing this album in January and it was recorded in a five day recording session at the Hideaway Studio in NE Minneapolis. Thanks once again to Bryan Hanna for his mastery behind the board and Johnny Jones at COMA for the art. Release date is October 2nd. It will be released on 180 gram vinyl and digipak CD».
Richard Davenport: Drums, Percussion
Kyle Lund: Bass
Mark Ilaug: Guitars
Chris Malmgren: Keyboards
Paula Gudmundson: Flute
Brian Hanna: Congas
Ovrfwrd were formed in 2012 with drummer Rikki Davenport, guitarist Mark Ilaug, bassist Kyle Lund and keyboardist Chris Malmgren. They came together with diverse and complex backgrounds and musical influences. Initially the band was supposed to have a vocalist, but he didn’t show up at the recording sessions. The album Beyond The Visible Light was recorded in 5 days and is a adventure with many colors and textures.
They show some influences fom many bands of the 70’s Prog Rock scene with some intrusion in the Jazz Rock genre. Their debut Beyond The Visible Light was released in 2014 and is an adventurous listening journey with many colors and textures. In 2015 they released Fantasy Absent Reason (vinyl) continuing on the path of sonic textures and soundscapes. Together they have a common goal; to create and perform powerful, colorful, interesting and sonically descriptive music, engaging and pushing forward on the musical journey. Two years ago the third album Blurring The Lines … A Democracy Manifest was relased.