Major Parkinson - Valesa - DOUBLE LP Gatefold

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Major Parkinson - Valesa - DOUBLE LP Gatefold

This item is on pre-order. It will be available on 14 October 2022

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Black Double Vinyl
  • Description

    Major Parkinson announces their long-awaited return with the new album Valesa – Chapter I: Velvet Prison, released on CD and viny October 2022. The ever-evolving seven-piece has emerged from the primordial darkness of 2017’s Blackbox, into a neon haze of progressive synthpop/rock.

    Having chased the ever-elusive Ghost of Pop music from the early days of their eponymous debut album to the present, the band has always thrived within a melodic core – often clad under a shroud of progressive experimentation.

    On Valesa – Chapter I, the shackles are off, the curtain pulled back, as their compositions extrapolate with new focus and invention. Not necessarily less intricate, but definitely more pop.

    The album features 17 meticulously crafted songs that explore new sonic territories, set to the political backdrop of the 1980s as they tap into the Zeitgeist of a period in human history that proved tantamount in shaping our world. From the halls of an abandoned American high school to the wine-stained head of Gorbachev — the album evokes an all-encompassing feeling of uneasy nostalgia, like humanity collectively looking back in time with a pair of cracked, rose-tinted glasses.

    The instrumentation is powerful and evocative. Guitars swell with subtlety as the bass and drums provide the groundwork for an explosion of synths as keyboardist, Lars Christian Bjørknes, takes center stage to create something wholly unique. Returning female vocalist, Linn Frøkedal, joins with the band’s very own Peri Winkle to complement Jon Ivar Kolbotn’s enraptured vocals and guide us through the brightly coloured maze of Valesa – Chapter I. Weaving between nostalgia and failed revolutions, this album is a completely unique star in the soundtrack of 2022, offering you something that has rarely been done in any field of music.

    Side A: Goodbye Blue Monday / Behind the Next Door / Saturday Night / Ride in the Whirlwind
    Side B: Live Forever / Sadlands / Intermezzo / Jonah / Velvet Moon / Irina Margareta
    Side C: The House / The Room / Posh-Apocalypse / MOMA
    Side D: Lemon Symphony / Fantasia Me Now! / Heroes

    Gatefold LP covers with gold foil and glossy UV-lamination, plus printed inner sleeves.

  • Additional Information

    Band Major Parkinson
    Title Valesa
    Label Apollon Records
    Generic musical style Prog Rock / Prog Metal
    Detailed musical style Progressive Alternative Rock Metal
    Bar code 7090039726357
    Catalog # AP143LP
    Release Date 14 Oct 2022

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