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Mahogny Frog: The mood of Faust is varied and complex.

Mahogny Frog -Faust

Mahogany Frog produces music whose influences range from electronica, progressive rock, jazz, late 50’s ultra-lounge, and ambient/experimental-ism. They use a variety of analog and digital keyboards, heavy feedback guitars, fuzz-bass and electronic samples to produce music that is both challenging and soothing.

Mahogany Frog’s new album Faust is an original score set to the eponymous 1926 German silent film. Directed by F. W. Murnau, Faust is widely regarded to be among the greatest films of the silent era. It tells the classic legend of fate and temptation that dates back centuries. In this, their latest offering, Mahogany Frog brings together their collective experience in composition, experimentation, electronics, intense rock & roll, and searing fuzz guitar. Together they weave a dark and diverse score around Faust’s brooding tale of corruption, devastation and redemption.

The music for Faust was initially written and rehearsed over the span of three months, culminating in a premier performance at the Roxy Theatre, a historic atmospheric cinema in Saskatoon. Three more performances in Edmonton, Calgary, and Winnipeg followed. Accompanying the band on this tour was audio engineer Grant Trippel, who later recorded the studio sessions at EDR in February of 2020.

In the interim, Mahogany Frog worked on their seventh studio record Mahogany Frog In The Electric Universe. Following work on …Electric Universe, the live recordings were revisited and work on Faust began anew. Whereas …Electric Universe was tightly produced, polished and positive; Faust was envisioned as being dark, raw and emotional. Over the course of 12 months, sessions at four different studios yielded the raw materials for a dense and maximalist sonic tapestry. Final editing, mixing and mastering was completed over the next 3 months, first to picture and then for LP.

The mood of Faust is varied and complex. There are many faces of Mahogany Frog. Harsh noise, electronic drones, and pulsing textures flow in and out of dark and heavy, guitar-driven riffage. Soothing washes of melodic synth-pop flow through syrupy, languid organs only to be obliterated by the shrieks of the damned and the devil himself. LOVE.

• Recorded Live and In-Studio between 2017 – 2021.

• Available in vinyl 2XLP, CD, and on most streaming platforms

• Contains a seamless blend of live and studio recordings

• Entirely self-produced

• 100% Organic, Farm-to-Table, Non-GMO, Locally Sourced, Whole Grain

Tracklist:

1. Introduction

2. Faust I (Including Alchemy)

3. Plague I

4. Dirge I

5. Crossroads

6. Stoned I

7. Flying Carpet I

8. Faust II

9. Introduction II (Smokey Reflections)

10. The Mando Glass

11. Muhme Marthe

12. We Encircle Within This Ring

13. A Decision Of The Flower

14. Flying Carpet II (Sword Fight)

15. Dirge II

16. Plague II: Insanity

17. Stoned II (Funeral Pyre)

18. Faust III: Ascension

Line-up:

Graham Epp

Jesse Warkentin

Scott Ellenberger

Andy Rudolph

  With

Dan Moroz – Bass Clarinet (5, 10)

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About Ulf Backstrøm (7174 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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