We’re pleased to bring you the premiere of Amgala Temple’s new song “Amgala Avenue” (listen below). The track is taken from the band’s forthcoming debut album Invisible Airships, which is scheduled to be released on November 2, 2018 through Pekula Records. You can pre-order the album here.
About the band:
Made up of three incredibly prominent Norwegian musicians: Amund Maarud, Gard Nilssen and Lars Horntveth, who have made a name for themselves as bandleaders, solo artists and musicians in an array of projects including Jaga Jazzist, Susanne Sundfør, Todd Terje, Morudes, Bushman’s Revenge, a-ha and Gard Nilssen’s Acoustic Unity, Amgala Temple is the sound of three experienced musical forces combining to create an overwhelming clash of spontaneity and control.
Amgala Temple sounds little like their previous output. These musicians’profound interest in old and new sounds, and their deep respect for each other, was essential in creating this space where they could create more freely – venturing into new sonic landscapes – letting whatever happens happen.Built out of a love for improvisation and merging sounds from the 70s right through to the present day, the new single “Amgala Avenue” is a perfect snapshot of what to expect from the record. It’s a beguiling blend of progressive, jazz-infused, instrumental psych-rock channeling influences from King Crimson to Miles Davis to Black Sabbath.
Their debut album Invisible Airships was recorded at Oslo Konserthus and Amper Tone Studios and was recorded in only a few days. As a document of their natural sound, the recordings remain untampered, resulting in a very honest display of their core sound. Lars Horntveth’s multi-instrumentalism – playing bass, synthesizers and more, Amund Maarud’s wild guitar abilities and Gard Nilssen’s impeccable freeform drumming makes for a breathtaking and hugely exploratory new direction.
Amgala Temple is one of the most exciting musical projects to come out of this Norway in a long time, and this is only the very start of their new journey. This album is the first of a series of records that will be offered by Amgala Temple through Pekula Records, a record label set to document bold sounding, experimental and imaginative music from in and outside of Norway.