VOLA - APPLAUSE OF A DISTANT CROWD
Copenhagen’s progressive genre-crossing quartet VOLA return with their new album ‘Applause of a Distant Crowd’, which will be released on 12th October via Mascot Records/Mascot Label Group.
VOLA's previous album ‘Inmazes’ was met with a wave of critical praise; Prog magazine lauded their “widescreen heavy stadium Prog”, Metal Hammer rejoiced in the “genre-defying, weighty riffs, gloomy, ambient soundscapes and guttural grooves” whilst The Sun exclaimed their “genre-mashing” ability.
On 'Applause of a Distant Crowd', VOLA embraced a different approach. The guitars have less gain, the drums sound dirtier and alive and everything feels looser. The contrast between the mellow and heavy is more profound than on any of their previous records. As with its predecessor, ‘Applause of a Distant Crowd’ is an ambitious and thought provoking dissection of fragile human emotions through an exploration of musical textures. The album title is a metaphor derived from our relationship with social media, how we can appear close, but miles apart. VOLA are ever evolving, always delving and dissecting the recesses of human thought and creating rich and textured soundscapes.
- We Are Thin Air
- Ruby Pool
- Alien Shivers
- Applause Of A Distant Crowd
- Green Screen Mother
Release date: October 12, 2018
Standard 1LP, CD and Digital