Gazpacho to release new studio album “Soyuz” on May 18th 2018

Gazpacho Soyuz cover
Known for their distinctive art rock that balances tense and beautiful arrangements, sinister and soulful melodic lines, Gazpacho’s “Soyuz” furthers their experimental output.

A band who are used to seizing headlines with bizarre stories, including The Independent (UK) branding “Molok” as “An album that could destroy the world”, Gazpacho have a holistic approach to the album writing process, imbuing each with a captivating concept.

The themes of “Soyuz” were born from the idea of how beautiful moments pass and cannot be “saved for later”, so within “Soyuz” are interconnected tales of people and lives “frozen in time”. Taking inspiration from a multitude of eras and subject matters, including the doomed Russian space capsule Soyuz and its iconic captain Komarov; the Tibetan Buddhist funeral practice in “Sky Burial”; the inclusion of the oldest recording of the human voice from 1860 and the Hans Christian Andersen inspired “Emperor Bespoke”.

The album was recorded at Krypton Planet & St. Croix Fredrikstad in Norway, engineered by Thomas Andersen, Kristian Torp and Mikael Kroemer, mixed by John Rausch and mastered by Sonovo Mastering’s Thor Legvold.

The artwork, designed by painter Antonio Seijas, is inspired by Russian Cold War colours and fonts from the “Soyuz One” flight era.

All physical pre-orders of “Soyuz” from the Kscope store come with an exclusive free download – two mp3s for “Soyuz One” and an unreleased instrumental version of “Know Your Time” from previous album “Molok”. CD in mediabook with 24-page booklet featuring additional artwork and lyrics.

“Soyuz” will be released on May 18th, 2018 via Kscope.

Pre-order the album here.

1. Soyuz One (06:22)
2. Hypomania (03:44)
3. Exit Suite (03:40)
4. Emperor Bespoke (07:49)
5. Sky Burial (04:24)
6. Fleeting Things (04:24)
7. Soyuz Out (13:26)
8. Rappaccini (04:08)

The band have confirmed they will be taking “Soyuz” on the road this Summer with a series of headline shows and an appearance at Be Prog! My Friend Festival in Barcelona, with more dates to follow.

Live Dates 2018:
May 24 - Muziekgieterij Maastricht, Netherlands
May 25 - De Pul Uden Uden, Netherlands
May 28 - The Dome, Tufnell Park London, United Kingdom
May 31 - Colos-Saal Aschaffenburg Aschaffenburg, Germany
June 2 - Neushoorn Leeuwarden, Netherlands
June 23 - Rockefeller / John Dee / Sentrum Scene Oslo, Norway
June 29 - Be Prog! My Friend 2018 Poble Espanyol de Barcelona Barcelona, Spain

Get tickets here.