|Norwegian concept album with lush, melancholy moods to heavy, more aggressive atmospheres.
Format: CD / Cat No: 19658803262 / Released: 16/06/2023
Track Listing: 1. Østerdalen (0:26) / 2. The Pale Moon (6:15) / 3. Isolation (5:41) / 4. The Great White River (6:30) / 5. Arcane Clouds (6:05) / 6. Anodyne (10:15) / 7. The Approbation (13:37)
More information: AVKRVST was founded by Martin Utby and Simon Bergseth - two musicians and friends who grew up together and made a pact that they would form a band when they got older. Now, 22 years later, an album is ready: 49 minutes of music inspired by everything they grew up listening to - everything from Mew, Anekdoten and Porcupine Tree to Opeth, Neal Morse and King Crimson.
The Approbation?is a concept album about a bleak soul who is left solely with his thoughts, isolated on a cabin deep into the dark forests, far away from civilization. The album takes the listener through the thoughts of a man struggling towards the acceptance of death, being hauled into the abyss. Sonically, 'The Approbation' is a massive sounding piece of music: It’s everything from lush, melancholy moods to heavy, more aggressive atmospheres. It tries to capture the feeling of a cold, gloomy fall - a dark sky, filled with gazing stars above the mist.
The whole album was written and recorded at a cabin in Alvdal (Norway) during a rainy, cold fall and winter. Throughout the album you can catch the sounds of rain and a trains horn from far away, which are actual sounds recorded outside the cabin at night under the stars.
Limited CD Digipak edition.
Includes a signed postcard (whilst stocks last)!