We’re pleased to bring you the premiere of Wolverine‘s new lyric video for their song “” (Watch below). The track is taken from the band’s forthcoming album Machina Viva, being released on July 8, 2016 through Sensory Records. Stay tuned for pre-order information!
Members of Wolverine comment on the song:
Marcus: “A ‘Sleepy Town 2.0’ in some respects. I had some chords that I fiddled with and built the whole song on that basically, the vocal melody and lyrical theme sort of wrote itself on that foundation. Due to the mechanical nature I got good use of my passion for vintage computers and gear so I incorporated a real Commodore 64 routed through MIDI as an instrument in the song as well.”
Thomas: “Marcus was kind enough to invite me to work on the lyrics he originally wrote for this peculiar song. I suppose my contribution lies mainly in wording and minor details. In any case, the theme of the lyrics is something that I think about a lot, and therefore I see an importance in the meaning it carries. I believe modern life in the western world and elsewhere has a negative impact on us in many ways, and the pursuit of what we believe is a successful and good life render individuals blind to what we really need in order to become “harmoniously composed” creatures. How machine-like are we, really, when we think about it? In which ways do the bad sides of human nature escalate when we are deceived into chasing a life based on shallow values? I do believe we are asleep to a lesser or greater extent, and there is no way out of the Matrix.”
Recorded and produced by Wolverine in various locations throughout Sweden during the Autumn and Winter months of late 2015 and early 2016, Machina Viva was mixed at Spacelab Studio in Germany by Christian “Moschus” Moos (Everon, Haken, Delain, Cloverseeds), and mastered by Grammy Award winning audio engineer Bob Katz. A natural progression from the band’s previous album, Communication Lost, released in 2011 via Candlelight Records, Machina Viva invites the listener into the harmonious yet portentous and sullen musical dimensions of Wolverine with perhaps their most dynamic album to date.
From the fourteen-minute epic and powerful “The Bedlam Overture” and the dark electronic landscapes of “Machina,” to the naked and organic nature of “Pile Of Ash” and “Sheds,” Machina Viva is the next step in Wolverine’s explorations in the progressive field. The layour features microbiological photos by Arturo Agostino and cover art by drummer Marcus Losbjer. Additionally, the CD edition will bear an additional bonus cello version of “Pile Of Ash.”