We’re pleased to bring you the premiere of Melted Space’s new album Darkening Light (listen below), which is scheduled to be officially released on March 23rd through Laser’s Edge division Sensory Records. You can purchase the album here.
Melted Space’s Darkening Light was recorded and mixed in France by François-Maxime Boutault and mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music in New York, with additional contributions recorded abroad in Czech Republic, Sweden, Norway, Greece, and the United States between June and September 2017. The album features immersive artwork, perfectly reflecting the atmosphere of this new opus, centered on the creation of the world and the rejection of the gods by Man, created by Adrien Bousson.
Pianist and composer Pierre Le Pape Le Pape pulls the listener into the depths of his imagination where tone and rhythms are envisioned as cascading shadows and light on the third Melted Space album. Darkening Light sees the composer once again joined by an extensive cast of guest vocalists and musicians hailing from a wide array of bands and musical entities from across the genres of metal, classical, jazz, and more. The album also sees Melted Space once again collaborating with the City Of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra.
The music of Darkening Light was created with Pierre Le Pape on keyboards, with guitarist Adrian Martinot, bassist Brice Guillon, drummer Mike Saccoman, a guitar solo on the song “Trust In Me” by Gildas Le Pape, and selections performed by the City Of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra. The album also features a vast array of character-driven vocal performances by Catherine Trottmann – Chaos, Clémentine Delauney (Visions Of Atlantis, Exit Eden) – Harmony, Sakis Tolis (Rotting Christ) – Time, Pierre Le Pape – Space, Ailyn Giménez Garcia (Sirenia) – Earth, Lucie Blatrier – Water, Guillaume Bideau (Mnemic, Scarve) – Air, Black Messiah – Fire, Øyvind Hægeland (Arcturus) – Death, Silje Wergeland (The Gathering) – Life, Jeff Scott Soto – Man, and Mikael Stanne (Dark Tranquillity) – Lie.
Top photo by Olivier Gobert