01. Race to the Sun (Excerpt)
Four years after their retro sci-fi themed ‘A Billion Years Of Solitude’, SKY ARCHITECT released ‘Nomad’. This time, the scene was set by endless deserts, dunes and post-apocalyptic sand plains. In this setting, SKY ARCHITECT presents a journey full of surprises, while musically maintaining their characteristics: crazy rhythmic devices, polyphonic arrangements and extensive song structures.
“NOMAD revolves around themes such as reflection, dreams, change, making choices and breaking loose from social boundaries. It’s about taking back control of your decisions in a society full of expectations, boundaries and constrictions.
We imagined this sense of openness and freedom as a deserted land, in which we’re all nomads on an ongoing journey. This album is very important for us, because more than ever it’s about us.”
After ‘A Billion Years Of Solitude’ the band focussed on less complicated, song-based material. But it was also written as much as possible together as a band. As the members all had jobs and lived in different cities it became more challenging to get everybody in the same room. Once they were, they wrote very quickly and ideas were flying in all directions. As a result, the initial idea of ‘simple, song-based’ material was ditched soon enough, because ‘…we decided we were at our best in an environment without constraints, where every creative idea is welcome…’ Needless to say, the songs evolved, or rather, escalated quickly into more elaborate pieces.
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