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Box: Ever-changing, all-encompassing exploration of soundscapes.

Box - Cherry Blossoms At Night

Rema 1000 from Norway, which sells groceries, claims that simplicity is the best, and the band Box has chosen a reasonably simple band name.

Cherry Blossoms At Night is the new album from Box from Oregon. Box is excited to announce their new album Cherry Blossoms at Night. For fans of the experimental and avant garde, Cherry Blossoms At Night is a fully immersive album that leaves no soundscape untouched.

Box doesn’t simply breakdown genre boundaries but rather obliterates them from existence by fusing powerful styles into an ever-changing, all-encompassing exploration of soundscapes. Ranging between obliterating thrash metal through to dynamic prog and darkwave, Box leaves no musical realm untouched.

Cherry Blossoms at Night sees the project’s mastermind Andrew Stromstad delve deeper into the creative dimensions. Thundering into life, the album kicks off with the dark intensity of Succumb Fast paced with a thrash edge, guttural harsh vocals deliver an aggressive stance. The gentle allure of Soft Is The Motion reveals an alternative air unveiling the serene through a vast atmosphere. Bringing the 80s into the present kicking and screaming,

Lifetaker sends sparks flying through glam style organ and electronics. Soaring vocals and intricate melodies introduce melodic and progressive elements into the mix. The final destination is reached through the dreamy atmosphere of Liberate. Drawing the focus with a clean lead guitar melody the track winds its way around shimmering synth pads, trap drums and angelic vocal harmonies. The tranquillity can’t last forever and before long the lofty ascent to the heavens is brought crashing down with a stark reminder of mortality.

The hybridization of genres from Box has produced an epic record in Cherry Blossoms At Night. While an unwavering dark undertone runs throughout, each track is immersive in its own way. From the hard-hitting heaviness to soaring atmospheric electronics, Cherry Blossoms At Night offers a thrilling journey into the abyss and beyond.

Lyrics on  Succumb,

i’ve seen your kind in the valley of death

covered in a shroud, damp and cold

carrion of others lie before us

soon we will succumb

succumb

to the rites of the dark

succumb

for the balance of life

succumb

for the fauna that hunger

succumb

die

succumb

for the flora that thirst

succumb

to the air that shrieks

succumb

that hollers in pain

succumb

the world is a mass grave

where life incubates

only to be sucked back down

within dirt, assimilate

knocking on death’s door

sometimes she answers back

and you wake up in a haze

succumb

succumb

to the rites of the dark

succumb

for the balance of life

succumb

for the fauna that hunger

succumb

succumb

for the flora that thirst

succumb

to the air that shrieks

succumb

that hollars in pain

Album Credits:

Andrew Stromstad: Vocals/drums/bass/guitars/synths/strings(violin/cello)/various horns (trumpet/trombone/french horn) and strange auxiliary instruments/percussion.

Spenser Hodge: guitar solo contribute on Cherry Blossoms Ot Night, composed and produced Liberate.

Curtis Vodka: Composed and produced Spread.

Track list:

1. Succumb 02:29

2. Pulse 05:43

3. Soft is the motion 06:45

4. Cherry Blossoms At Night 05:44

5. Lifetaker 05:23

6. Spread 05:30

7. Devayne’s lament 04:06

8. Liberate 05:44

About Ulf Backstrøm (7417 Articles)
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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