GIANT SKY // PRESS RELEASE

GIANTSKY // ART ROCK // ALBUM RELEASE

From Erlend Aastad Viken, the songwriter of post rock underground legends Soup comes the debut album of Giant Sky. Collaborating with musicians from Trondheim Symphonic Orchestra, Henry Kling, Paper Palace, Motorpsycho, Sturla, The Moving Oos and more, the table is set for an interesting crossover.

Pitched as the bastard child of Brian Eno and Nick Drake making the new Blade Runner soundtrack with Kevin Parker, the bar is set ambitiously high. Even so, the audio blend of this album should be able to resonate with music lovers across the spectrum. 
Releasing 4th of June 2021 on Imaginary Friend / GlassVille Records

Genre tags: Indie rock, ambient synth, folk, shoegaze, post pop/rock & soundtrack
Related artists: Nick Drake, Brian Eno, Mogwai, Tame Impala, Beethoven

Links:
https://giantskyband.bandcamp.com/releases
http://www.giantskyband.com
https://www.instagram.com/giant.sky/
https://www.facebook.com/giantskyband

Audio Link
https://soundcloud.com/user-310966271/sets/giant-sky-full-album/s-jjae4L3ytf1

Contact: Rob Palmen at info@glassvillemusic.com
giantskyband@gmail.com

PLEASE USE THIS FOR REVIEW PREVIEWS. THE ABOWE SOUNDCLOUD LINKS ARE SET TO PRIVATE UNTIL JUNE 4TH.

// LINER NOTES //

7 tracks, 49 minutes
releases June 4, 2021

All tracks by Giant Sky. Recorded at Kultureliten Studios Jan 10th – May 10th 2020. Produced and mixed by Kristaver Myran. Mastered at Strype Audio by Christian Obermeyer, June 2020. Church organs recorded at Lademoen church. Pre mastering listenings at Brygga Studios and Larsville studios. A special thanks to Sturla Fagerli Larsen, Anne Hirrich, Håkon Dalen and Lars Lien.

Drums: Espen Berge^, Sverre Leraand^^ and Erlend Aastad
Flutes: Ivan Ushakov
Viola: Liv Brox
Church Organ: Vegard Lien Bjerkan
Various instruments: Eav
Various percussion: Sturla Fagerli Larsen
Vocals: Myrtoula Røe*, Eav, Marina Skanche**, Sturla Fagerli Larsen***, Charlotte Stav****
Album art: Marina Skanche @sanirams
Layout/production: Imaginary Friend

* The Further We Go The Deeper it Gets Pt. 2, Out Of Swords
** No Cancelling This, The Further We Go The Deeper it Gets Pt. 7
*** Broken Stone (BV), No Cancelling This, Out Of Swords (BV)
**** The Further We Go The Deeper it Gets Pt. 4+6, Broken Stone, Breaking Patterns
^ The Further We Go The deeper It Gets Pt. 1-6, Broken Stone
^^ Test drums for The Further We Go The deeper It Gets Pt. 4

Video Credits:

GIANT SKY

The Further We Go The Deeper It Gets Pt. 1-6
Broken Stone
Interlude (I Don’t Know What You Think Of Me But It’s Wrong)
No Cancelling This
Out Of Swords
The Further We Go The Deeper It Gets Pt. 7
Breaking Patterns

Directed, produced and edited by Imaginary Friend Prod (c) 2021
Co-producer: Marina Skanche
Overlay footage for Broken Stone: Spætt Media / Vegard Dahle
Drone Shots: Tomas Westgaard / Imaginary Friend Media
www.giantskyband.com

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Fra skaperen av Soup, et av Norges mest ambisiøse og kritikerroste undergrunnsband, springer Giant Sky og deres selvtitulerte debutskive. I samarbeid med musikere fra Trondheim symfoniorkester, Motorpsycho, The Moving Oos, Sturla Larsen, The Combos med flere har Erlend Aastad Viken skrudd sammen en spennende artistisk miks. 
Pitchet som Nick Drake og Brian Enos soundtrackversjon av et Kevin Parker-produsert Blade Runner, er lista lagt høyt nok. Like fullt burde det soniske uttrykket i dette prosjektet treffe et sammensatt og engasjert publikumssegment.
GIANT SKY Slippes 4. Juni 2021 på Imaginary Friend / GlassVille Records.

Sjangertags: Indie rock, ambient synth, folk, shoegaze, post pop/rock & soundtrack

Relaterte artister: Nick Drake, Brian Eno, Mogwai, Tame Impala, Grieg

press photo 1: credit – Marina Skanche @sanirams