La doi ani de la aparitia albumului “Pitfalls” (2019), formatia norvegiana Leprous va lansa pe 2 august 2021, cel de-al 7-lea album intitulat “Aphelion“.
Discul este mixat de Adam Noble (PLACEBO, BIFFY CLYRO, NOTHING BUT THIEVES) si masterizat de Robin Schmidt (THE 1975, PLACEBO, THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM).
Solistul vocal Einar Solberg a declarat: “We had no plans to start with a new album, then came Covid. Aphelion is a very different album. It’s intuitive and spontaneous. We’ve experimented with many completely different ways of writing music and explored new ways to work. There has been no room for overthinking, exaggerated perfectionism or carefully planned songs. I believe this is one of the strengths of this album. It feels alive, it feels free and it does not come across as too calculated. The album was recorded in three different studios, and a few of the songs were actually recorded in all three studios, Ghost Ward Studios, Ocean Sound Recordings and Cederberg Studios. The aphelion is the point in the orbit of an object where it is farthest from the sun, and it has a symbolic value which I will leave to your own interpretation.”
Leprous a luat fiinta in 2001, si are pana in prezent sase albume de studio: “Tall Poppy Syndrome” (2009), “Bilateral” (2011), “Coal” (2013), “The Congregation” (2015), “Malina” (2017) si “Pitfalls” (2019).
Comparatia stilului Leprous cu alte trupe din sfera progressive este practic imposibila, dar exista totusi o legatura cu nume precum Opeth, Arcturus, Porcupine Tree, Van der Graaf Generator sau Emperor.
Muzica trupei Leprous nu este usor de clasificat. Variatia stilurilor prezente, de la progressive rock, jazz, pana la metal, a ridicat mult trupa in topurile de gen si pe afisele celor mai mari evenimente din Europa.