So it would make sense that a band who have made their name in such a thoroughly modern way would release Modern Synthesis, an album that is essentially a cross-section of rock in 2016 injected with a ridiculous degree of pomp. Here is our brand new single Everybody Gets a Piece! The band's sound is heavy with minimal synthesizers and electronic effects that they call modern rock, however in their earlier records, Area 11's sound commonly blended heavy metal guitar riffs with a wider more prominent range of synthesizers and electronic effects, which they sometimes referred to as gaijin rock. These songs recall a mix of Coheed and Cambria with something more classic rock. Area 11 Modern Synthesis Cooking Vinyl Modern Synthesis is a great example of a band on the cusp of greatness but clearly not quite there yet. For a band on their non-indie label debut to have already written such huge songs as the pure anthemia of The Contract and the zipping, anime soundtrack-ready Nebula is no easy task, and the fact that this band is essentially self-confidence personified is admirable. Just a quick update to let you know we've made a load of new merch items for this winter, including hoodies, beanies and the oft-demanded long sleeve. In fact, some of Area 11's songs are based on various anime, including , , , , , , due to the bands strong fondness of the genre at the time of recording their earlier records.
We'll also be selling a very limited number of these T-Shirts as part of a ticket bundle, we really love the art thanks Liam and we hope you do too! And in all fairness, they have every right to be ambitious. The problem is that not all of them go over quite as well as others. Area 11 clearly want to pen the same sort of multi-dimensional space operas as Muse, but where Muse have reached that untouchable level where they can get away with this sort of thing, a band as relatively new as Area 11 trying their hand can seem like overkill. Area 11 want to be a massive, big stadium type band, and their love of balladry does them no favors. .
All of this and more can be found at on our webstore Hey! At the moment though, they could do with limiting themselves a bit given how bloated they sometimes sound, and for the time being, to stay in their own lane in terms of what is actually achievable. Area 11 can impressively pull off a wide range of sounds, but Modern Synthesis feels like a transition record. Expect lots of old tracks we've not played in a while plus some really really brand new music from our new record! We only made a limited amount of each new product and they're selling fast, so order soon if ya fancy something! The band have already reached audiences of thousands thanks to their music being used in the content of YouTube broadcasting group The Yogscast, and being commissioned by Namco Bandai to write the theme song for their web series Bravoman. He feels like a product of a bygone era, certainly from the Claudio Sanchez school of high tenors. The first three tracks showcase different ways the band implements their synth-heavy, punk-influenced formula to wonderful effect.
As much as Area 11 wants to be the next big thing in rock, they are best when they let their weird flag fly. Expect new tunes, old tunes and a tour bus full of chaos. Remixed by Adrian Bushby, engineer and producer for the likes of Muse, Foo Fighters and Young Guns, this version is the original album version on steroids. Just checking in on ya. You can download and listen to the single pretty much everywhere, click. Towards the end of recording their debut album, All the Lights in the Sky, the band decided that they had done all they wanted in terms of writing songs about anime, and stopped writing songs about the animation genre, wanting to explore original new ideas and concepts.
However, they have also been described as , , , and. We are super excited to announce our brand new upcoming headline tour!! Tickets for that can be found here: Enjoy the music, Stay weird. In contrast to this many songs contain acoustic instruments such as acoustic guitars and emotional piano melodies. We'll be heading to the Boston Music Rooms in London on the 12th of December for a special show with support from our pals Anavae. The band has been commissioned to produce music for companies such as YouTube broadcasting group and.
While the slower tracks are a mixed bag, when Area 11 speeds things up, the results are great. As completely over-the-top as Area 11 can seem particularly when they go overboard with their own visions of grandeur , such a drive for something so grand is very rarely seen in British rock nowadays, and they definitely deserve to be admired for that. Area 11's music has already permeated alternative and popular culture, which is reflected their chart success and loyal fanbase of over 100,000 worldwide. While it is certainly an uneven listen, Modern Synthesis is bursting with ideas. .
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