Prog music arose in its time as a consequence of musicians and bands wanting songs with a pop character that was not so stereotypical and boring. Many years later the Norwegian band Meer will release their second album Playing House 29 January through Karisma Records.
If you’ll enjoy their orchestral and progressive melodic minded pop/rock with fair amount of catchy hooks and with lots of enteric spurs then this is music for you. With their grandiose string arrangements and polyphonic vocals, Meer’s sound is far from minimalistic and flows in seemingly constant motion. The Norwegian 8-piece alternative progressive pop orchestra Meer is welcoming you with a massive sound, fabulous melodies, awesome harmonies and quite a few surprises.
Meer started out as a duo in Hamar, Norway in 2008, and since then the duo has expanded considerably to become what it is today – an eight-piece eclectic collective whose music is a mix of orchestral pop, classical music and progressive rock. With their grandiose string arrangements and polyphonic vocals, Meer’s sound is far from minimalistic and flows in seemingly constant motion.
Today’s line-up comprises Johanne Kippersund on vocals, Knut Kippersund on vocals, Eivind Strømstad on guitar, Åsa Ree on violin, Ingvild Nordstoga Eide on viola, Ole Gjøstøl on piano, Morten Strypet on bass and Mats Lillehaug on drums. The album is recorded at Ocean Sound Recording and Tanken with Lars Gärtner Fremmerlid (Einar Stray Orchestra)
If you like your progressive rock symphonic, orchestral, melodic, catchy and with lots of energetic spurs,
1. Picking Uo the Pieces
3. All at Sea
4. Songs of Us
6. You were a Drum
8. Across the Ocean
9. She Goes
10. Where do We Go from Here
11. Lay it Down