Pymlico: Give Are Nerland a warm welcome!

Pymlico – On This Day

Pymlico states, «It is with great pleasure we finally can present our new bass player: Are Nerland has agreed to take care of the low frequencies both on his five string Yamaha and his Moog Little Phatty. Are Nerland was invited to play on the track Survival Guide on the new album On This Day and it felt like the most natural thing to ask if he wanted to join the band. Are Nerland will have his stage debut with us on our release show in October. Give Are Nerland  a warm welcome! The track Partners In Crime,

On October 2, 2020, Pymlico will release On This Day, their sixth studio album. Following the success of Meeting Point (2016) and Nightscape (2018), the Norwegian instrumental band keeps exploring the space between progressive rock and fusion. On This Day sees the group expanding their sound with an extensive use of horns and a stronger focus on groove elements in the music.

 At the same time, the album never departs from what has become the Pymlico trademark; strong melodic tracks. Mixing genres and taking inspiration from a wide source of styles including progressive rock, jazz rock, fusion, AOR and pop has resulted in eight powerful tracks with modern production techniques and a high quality sound. On This Day will take the listener on a sonic and colorful journey.

Pymlico was signed to the Norwegian label Apollon Records Prog with their fourth album «Meeting Point» In 2016. «On This Day» will be the band’s third release by the label and sixth in total. The album will be available on all platforms – vinyl, CD and digit

Pymlico is an instrumental band from Oslo, Norway, led by composer and drummer Arild Brøter. The band mainly plays what has been described as a mix between progressive rock and fusion. However, their music also offers catchy hooks and singable melodies associated with pop music, alongside grandiose themes more in the vein of movie sound tracks. This combination of genres and a high level of musicianship gives the band it’s distinctive sound.

On This Day will be available on all platforms – vinyl, CD and digital. Pymlico was founded as a creative outlet for Arild Brøter in 2009. This led to three album releases: Inspirations (2011), Directions (2012) and Guiding Light (2014). The albums were made with a massive support of guest musicians, and they all received positive feedback and favorable reviews in the international prog society. With a growing desire to perform the music live, Arild Børker gathered a smaller band to do concerts – this eventually became the band Pymlico as we see today.

The last years has seen Pymlico being busy playing several festivals in Scandinavia like Slottsskogen Goes Progressive in Gothenburg, Sweden Artrock I Stadsträdgården in Lidköping, Sweden, Haugaland Rock & Pro» in Haugesund, Norway, Close To The Rain in Bergen, Norway, and We Låve Rock in Hurum, Norway. The band has done support for Italian band The Watch and arranged several successful concerts on their own. In addition, the band has shared stages with bands like Magic Pie, Hasse Fröberg and Musical Companion, The Windmill, Gentle Knife, Infringement and Panzerpappa.


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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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