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Dreadnaught: Lean, complicated, hooky, and more than a little humorous…

Dreadnaught – Northern Burner

The very skilled and nice musician Bob Lord says, «This album named Northern Burner marks 25 years of our making music together, and we all feel that this one has a particular focus and through-line which is somehow different and distinct from our other releases».

The album will hit the streets 14-12-2021, and is the sixth album from this fine and eclectic band.

At about 35 minutes, the album is fully instrumental and intentionally limited in its orchestration.  Lean, complicated, hooky, and more than a little humorous… hey, it’s Dreadnaught, after all!

25 years, millions and millions of notes, and cases and cases and cases of High Life beer later we bring you Northern Burner, a musical transfiguration spanning the barnyard, outer space, and make believe. Out December 14, 2021.

Then it was silent and no album came before the 2017 album Hard Chargin`.

 Track List:

1) Pink Light (1:50)

2) Pig & Pony (4:35)

3) Rum Cake (1:24)

4) Monsignor Bananas (8:16)

5) Fantasy In Pink Light (2:10)

6) Sundown At The Barnyard (5:20)

7) Parlor Tricks (3:01)

8) Pony & Pig (5:21)

9) Throwing In The Towel (2:23)

Line-up:

Rick Habib (drums, percussion)

Bob Lord (bass guitars)

Mac Ritchey (electric oud, percussion)

Justin Walton (electric guitars)

Duncan Watt (keyboards)

Jon Wyman (programming)

Recorded at The Halo in Windham ME, and engineered and mastered by Jon Wyman, artwork by Brett Picknell and produced by Bob Lord.  All music composed by Lord/Walton/Habib, except Fantasy In Pink 5 by Lord/Walton/Habib/Ritchey/Watt and Parlour Tricks Lord/Walton/Habib/Wyman.

A brief Dreadnaught history,

In 1981 John Irwin released the fabulous and famous book Hotel New Hampshire. 15 years later the band Dreadnaught from New Hampshire was founded.

Dreadnaught often on their five first album explores a unique blend of prog and traditional American music – call it ‘symphonic Bluegrass’ if you will, or’Progabilly as the band like to call it themselves. If the mere mention of the words makes you cringe, however, think again: only the most rabid country-music-hating progsnobs would scorn these guys.

This highly entertaining outfit blends some of the most unlikely elements ever to be found in prog. Although predominantly instrumental, their albums feature a fair number of vocal pieces recalling early Phish, touches of Dixie Dregs and Kansas also come through in the violin filled tracks.

They have released five studio albums since 1998. Their first (self-titled) features among other tracks a number of live showstoppers from 1996 to 1999. Their second, Una Vez Mas (2000), is an eclectic and vibrant sonic excursion that veers from tightly arranged, hook-filled pieces to improvisational prog-soul hybrids.

The American Standard (2001), yet another stewing brew of sturdy jazz rock with Southern accents, remains a fan favourite todate, although a brand new album has just been released, Musica En Flagrante (2004), which is said to be less rockabilly and features more Fender Rhodes.

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Om Ulf Backstrøm (6228 Artikler)
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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