Progressive masters Soen, who released their latest album Tellurian via Spinefarm Records late last year to much acclaim, have released a new lyric video for Kuraman, taken from Tellurian. The song takes listeners on a sonic thrill ride, while the accompanying visuals have a bit of a classic textbook feel.
Soen are also about to embark on European tour this week. All dates:
25.02 FIN Turku, Klubi
26.02 FIN Jyväskylä, Lutakko
27.02 FIN Tampere, Klubi
28.02 FIN Helsinki, Nosturi
12.03 GER Oberhausen, Kulttempel
13.03 BEL Mons, Alhambra
15.03 NL Tilburg, 013
16.03 GER Frankfurt, Das Bett
17.03 GER Munich, Backstage
19.03 ITA Rome, Traffic Lights
20.03 ITA Mezzago, Bloom
21.03 ITA Bologna, Alchemia Club
22.03 SLO Ljubljana, Channel Zero
23.03 AUS Graz, PPC
24.03 GER Nurnberg, Rockfabrik
25.03 GER Berlin, Magnet
26.03 GER Hamburg, Rock Cafe
27.03 DK Copenhagen, Lygten Station
03.04 SPA Barcelona, Razzmatazz
04.04 SPA Madrid, Caracol
Soen – that’s drummer Martin Lopez (ex-Opeth, Amon Amarth), vocalist Joel Ekelöf (Willowtree), guitarist Joakim Platbarzdis & bassist Stefan Stenberg – are not concerned with the simple or the shallow; their musical journey takes an altogether more ambitious path, and the result is an expansive body of work, wrapped up in the stunning art of Mexican painter José Luis López Galván, that consistently challenges without being ‘clever-clever’ or tough to enjoy.
Produced by Platbarzdis, mixed by the legendary / Grammy Award-winning David Bottrill (Tool, Smashing Pumpkins, Muse, King Crimson, etc.) and mastered at Bob Ludwig’s Gateway set-up in the US by Adam Ayan, also a Grammy winner, ‘Tellurian’ sees Soen taking the approach of their ‘Cognitive’ debut (2012, Spinefarm Records) and pushing the boundaries in terms of musical scope, the whole thing shot through with the confidence of a band who have found their voice.