|Latest CD from melodic prog band produced by RPWL's Yogi Lang and Kalle Wallner
Format: CD / Cat No: GAOM058 / Released: 06/07/2018
Track Listing: 1. 271 Days (1:04) / 2. La Muerta (6:01) / 3. The Bells Of Lyonesse (4:59) / 4. Every Able Hand (4:46) / 5. Teardrops Will Dry In Source Of Origin (2:06) / 6. The Approaches (4:53) / 7. Even Though The Stars Don't Shine (5:14) / 8. The Passage (7:23) / 9. When All The Trains Are Sleeping (5:27) / 10. As Birds On Pinions Free (5:40) / 11. Some Kind Of Drowning (5:34)
More information: It is the fundamental rule in Subsignal: the band always resets the focus and overhauls the pressure points from album to album. That is why in the run-up to La Muerta the German outfit did not only sign a new record deal, but the five-piece also made a decision in favor of a modified approach in terms of the project's artistic priorities.
While on earlier releases the band still lit up the literal torch to lead the audience's way through the tricky pathways of the delicately tangled progressive rock-undergrowth, this time, despite several hints of assistance here and there, Subsignal indeed put their trust in the power of the songwriting as well as the intuition of the listener. The band's signature energy is no less essential than ever before, but it's unique presence has transformed and taken on a significantly more subtle role.
The same goes for the technical sophistication of the musical implementation: it is still a driving force but it no longer lunges right into the listener's face.
Production duties were put into the hands of RPWL's Yogi Lang and Kalle Wallner. The duo has demonstrated great intuition and provided the songs with enough air to breathe and unfold.
Line-up / Musicians: Arno Menses - vocals / Markus Steffen - guitar / Markus Maichel - keyboards / Ralf Schwager - bass / Dirk Brand - drums