The release date for the much anticipated acoustic album “Falling Home” by Swedish progressive rock innovators Pain of Salvation via the band’s longtime label partner InsideOutMusic is drawing closer.
Now, the atmospheric video clip directed by Stefan Daniels for the song “1979” has been launched online at the following location: http://youtu.be/QiZh2fh_1Rk
And here within Germany: http://www.muzu.tv/pain-of-salvation/1979-official-video-video/2315304
Pain of Salvation’s Daniel Gildenlöw has checked in as follows about the clip:
“We had the greatest time shooting this video. We went up north to an old fisher village where Johanna’s family has rented old fisher cabins in the summers since her father was a little child. I have spent time there with her since we met twenty years ago and I love the place. No phones, no television, just the ocean and nature and these old cabins. It seemed the perfect place to shoot the video for 1979. So, we spent a few days there, the entire band with families and Johanna’s sisters and their families, and we just had a wonderful time together. I remember standing in the store googling beer brands to find out which bottles had remained most the same since the 70s, hahaha.
We had many scripted scenes that we shot but that never ended up in the final video – some nude bathing and Ragnar jumping into the water with his clothes on from a row boat. In the end Stefan Daniels (the director) decided to go with the small gestures and made Sandrian and his kite be the heart of the video, which was a perfect decision.
My favorite clips are probably the ones at the breakfast table in the cabin and the one in front of the cinema, simply because, to me, they capture the air of the late 70s so perfectly, as I knew them. It almost hurts to watch those clips, and I’m close to tearing up every time. My intellect knows perfectly well that these are new recordings, but my heart connects at a split second and breaks from the loss of an era.”
An audio stream of “1979” can be heard here: https://soundcloud.com/officialinsideoutmusic/pain-of-salvation-1979
Previously, “Linoleum” was launched online as first promotional taster for “Falling Home” here: https://soundcloud.com/officialinsideoutmusic/pain-of-salvation-linoleum-album-track
Pain of Salvation’s Daniel Gildenlöw has checked in about the “Falling Home” release as follows:
“Damn, it will be so nice finally to have this album see the light of day in a context larger than my head, our rehearsing room and a multitude of work computers and hard drives in selected homes. It has been a long time, and the road to release has been very complicated and unexpected, including finding myself in hospital for four entire months after a close call with flesh eating bacteria. Who would have guessed as we set out to record a quick little acoustic something all those many months ago in what seems like another lifetime by now? On the other hand, it has turned this album into so much more than we ever expected it to be. I find the term “acoustic album” very misleading. This album is as bold a statement as any of our albums, and will in the same way offer laughter, tears, surprises and challenges. If it’s not original, if it’s not uncompromisingly passionate, then it’s not Pain of Salvation.”
“Falling Home” is a very special album, which contains reimagined versions of favourite catalogue-songs, two cover versions (“Holy Diver” by Dio and “Perfect Day” by Lou Reed) and a brand new song (The title track, “Falling Home”). Here is the track-listing for the standard version of the release:
Pain of Salvation – “Falling Home”:
03. To The Shoreline
04. Holy Diver
06. Chain Sling
07. Perfect Day
08. Mrs. Modern Mother Mary
09. Flame To The Moth
11. Falling Home
Next to the Jewel Case CD and the Digital Download formats, “Falling Home” will be also available in Europe as limited edition Digipak CD with expanded artwork and two bonustracks (“She Likes To Hide” and “King Of Loss”) and also as limited Gatefold LP version on 180gr. vinyl (On black vinyl, but also 200x copies on white vinyl exclusively from the IOM Webshop).
Pre-order “Falling Home” from the InsideOut Shop here: http://smarturl.it/fallinghomeIOMshop
In related news, InsideOutMusic has recently released Pain of Salvation’s classic albums “The Perfect Element Part I” from 2000 and “Remedy Lane” from 2002 in the LP format for the very first time ever. The limited coloured vinyl editions were quickly sold out, but you can still obtain the Gatefold 2-LP (Plus bonus CD!) in the classic black vinyl versions here: http://www.insideoutshop.de/Artist/Pain_Of_Salvation/20854
Pain of Salvation’s latest album release, “Road Salt Two”, managed to enter the official national charts upon release in Autumn of 2011 in the following European countries: Sweden at # 24, The Netherlands at # 82, Finland at # 31, and Norway at # 51 in its second week (first week was at # 94).
More details on “Falling Home” will be available soon...
Pain of Salvation Line-Up 2014:
Daniel Gildenlöw - lead vocals, acoustic guitars
Ragnar Zolberg - acoustic guitars, vocals
Léo Margarit - drums, vocals
Daniel D2 Karlsson - rhodes, organs, vocals
Gustaf Hielm - acoustic basses, upright bass, vocals
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