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„Weather Systems“ ist der Nachfolger des
Charterfolges „We`re Here Because We`re
Here“ (Album Charts # 50), welches von
Porcupine-Tree-Mastermind Steven Wilson
produziert wurde. War der Vorgänger laut
Medien und Fans ANATHEMAs musikalischer
Ritterschlag, dann kann jetzt mit
„Weather Systems“ nur noch die Krönung
folgen. Die Messlatte für „Weather Systems“
war entsprechend hoch, aber Sänger / Songwriter
Daniel Cavanagh ist sich sicher, dass
das neue Album die Erwartungen übertreffen
wird. „Es fühlt sich an, als wären wir jetzt
auf einem kreativen Hoch und dieses Album
spiegelt das wider; alles von der Produktion
über das Songwriting bis zur Performance
ist eine Steigerung des letzten Albums.“
Das Album wurde vom 5-fach Norwegian
Grammy nominierten Produzenten
André Cederberg (Animal Alpha, In the
Woods ...) produziert und gemischt. Seine
Brillanz brachte die großartigste bandinterne
Chemie hervor und schuf so das bedeutendste
Werk in der langen Band-Karriere.
Anathema will return in April with Weather Systems, their brand new studio album.
Weather Systems is the follow-up to 2010’s We're Here Because We're Here. That album featured prominently in numerous end-of-year polls and the producer, Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree), has described it as 'definitely among the best albums I’ve ever had the pleasure to work on.'
The bar for Weather Systems has been set pretty high then but Daniel is certain that the album will exceed these lofty expectations, ‘it feels like we are at a creative peak right now, and this album reflects that. Everything from the production to the writing to the performances are a step up from our last album.’
He continues, ‘This is not background music for parties. The music is written to deeply move the listener, to uplift or take the listener to the coldest depths of the soul.’
The intertwining melodic structures of these profoundly beautiful songs are intensely powerful, yet simple. These are songs that will transport the listener closer to the heart of life, that is to say, to the heart of themselves.
It is also an album of polarity. The play of opposites; light and shade, birth and death, love and fear. The simple truths of life and loss, hope and strength and darker internal themes are all explored here.
The album was recorded in Liverpool, North Wales and Oslo, each place significant to Anathema past, present and future. The record was produced and mastered by 5 times Norwegian Grammy nominated Christer-André Cederberg (Animal Alpha, In the Woods..., Drawn), who Daniel has described as ‘a revelation. His calmness and brilliance has helped to bring about the greatest inter-band chemistry that Anathema have experienced together in their career.’
This album will please fans who call for more of Lee Douglas’s vocals, as her role within Anathema’s brand of alternative, melodic rock has matured to become an integral energy. In this way and more, Weather Systems is the sound of a band finding their voice and growing in stature, moving further along their artistic path with a truly stunning musical vision.
Their best ever work? ‘Not yet’ says Daniel, but he does believe that with Weather Systems they have surpassed previous glories; ‘we are pleased and proud of the record and we feel that, alongside the best moments of WHBWH, this record contains our very best work so far in what is becoming a long career.’
,,Ein ausbalancierter Begleiter für intensive Zeiten." (stereoplay, Juni 2012)