Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Gregor Samsa are video.

MP3: Gregor Samsa - Jeroen Van Aken

Hello friends. I was going to wait another week or two before gushing over my love of Gregor Samsa, but they debuted a phenomenal video for their "Jeroen Van Aken" track that needed to be addressed. So yes, a full review/mp3 post of "Rest" coming shortly, but in the meantime read this press release, download the song and enjoy the video. And buy "Rest", it's been haunting me for a month now with it's brilliance (as all Gregor Samsa albums tend to do).


Gregor Samsa has just released a video from their upcoming album Rest... Take a look at the stunning clip for "Jeroen Van Aken" directed by Rick Alverson from the band Spokane.

In their third full-length album in seven years, Gregor Samsa takes a new approach to composition, both in process and instrumentation. The result is Rest ; nine pieces composed over e-mail during the course of nine months by key members in New York, Chicago, Boston, DC and Richmond, VA.

In Rest, Gregor Samsa expand on their affinity for minimal, classical instrumentation mixed with mangled and manipulated sound through integration of new instruments such as the celesta, clarinet, classical voice and vibraphone. Along with these new sounds, guitar has been almost entirely replaced by piano, whose parts were recorded on a rare Bösendorfer once owned by Philip Glass. The record is being released in 5 different formats (digital and limited ed. out now, official unlimited version out May 13).

Euro tour dates.... (tour of USA later this summer)

05-08 Leuven, Belgium - Stuk
05-09 Karlsruhe, Germany - Jubez
05-10 Würzburg, Germany - Cairo
05-11 Berlin, Germany - Schokoladen
05-12 Leipzig, Germany - Nato
05-13 Munich, Germany - Kafe Kult
05-14 Vienna, Austria - Chelsea
05-16 Milan, Italy - Leoncavallo
05-18 Rome, Italy - Traffic
05-20 San Sebastián, Spain - La Casa de Cultura de Okendo
05-22 Barcelona, Spain - Be Cool
05-23 Lyon, France - La Marquise
05-24 Bičvre, Belgium - TBA
05-25 Bruges, Belgium - Cactus
05-26 Paris, France - Mains d'Oeuvres *
05-27 Amiens, France - Le Grand Wazoo *
05-28 Lucerne, Switzerland - Treibhaus *
05-29 Frankfurt, Germany - Elfer *
05-30 Luxembourg, Luxembourg - d:qliq *
05-31 Münster, Germany - Gleis 22 *
06-01 Duisburg, Germany - Steinbruch *

* with Kayo Dot
"Rest" is out now from The Kora Records. More formats coming soon, read all about that here.

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