Tries to recreate some of the good feelings from the seventies….
35 Tapes plays music inspired by progressive rock from the seventies. The band tries to recreate some of the good feelings this music gave us at that time.
Melodic prog rockers, 35 Tapes from Oslo, Norway, are ready to release their sophomore album Home due out 12/2. And Undertows is the first taste from that album. Undertows is a song using all the prog tricks in the book;a floating intro, interlocked rhythms/ostinatoes, lush mellotrons, guitar riffs, a melodic vocal part, a 12 string section and a majestic ending.
The lyrics are (as is often the case in the 35 Tapes world) wide open for interpretations. However, a pointer for Undertows could be sitting on a plaza in a city in southern Europe with a glass in hand and slowly watching people passing.
The iconic sound of a Mellotron, with its 35 tape rolls, made lifelong impressions on many a young soul inthe mid to late 70’s. Including the members of 35 Tapes. When they now, as mature men, take their life-long obsession with music seriously, the band 35 Tapes is the result. 35 Tapes are based on the sounds, tones and instruments we all once learned to love. The band’s dogmaisthis: not too many notes, but the right ones – not fixed chords, but floating, open chords—not virtuoso, but true.
Morten Lund: Guitars, Lap Steel, Keyboards, Vocal
Jarle Wangen, Bass, Guitars, Vocal
Bjorn Stokkeland, Drums
Andreas Eriksen, Perch