Very pleased to announce that the incredibly talented 3-piece instro-proggers HEIGHTS have joined us here at BASICK to release their third album, 'Phantasia On The High Processions Of Sun, Moon And Countless Stars Above', set for worldwide release on April 27th 2015.
Featuring TesseracT drummer Jamie Postones, guitarist & composer Al Heslop and bassist John Hopkin, HEIGHTS combine elements of prog rock, post rock, jazz and classical composition in order to weave intricate nuances through textured soundscapes with a wonderful air of simplicity.
Heslop’s grand compositional vision combined with Hopkins’ finesse and Postones’ natural groove becomes a luscious flow of sound that is both beautiful and deeply detailed.
The first track to be taken from the upcoming album can be streamed here:
Recorded and produced by Heslop at Creative Control Studios, 'Phantasia...' is a full and majestic record but also simple and raw; every pluck, slide and ghost note is crystal clear, as if you're sitting in the rehearsal room with the band.
Their third record to date, ‘Phantasia On The High Processions Of Sun, Moon And Countless Stars Above’ is HEIGHTS' most adventurous effort yet, as Heslop explains:
"The new album is a culmination of four years work. This, to us, is more ambitious in terms of songwriting scope and we think the pieces sound more cohesive overall. We've steadily increased our confidence in pushing our playing abilities further and really pushing the 3 piece line up to utilise each aspect to the full, for example some main melodies are more bass driven, with bass taking centre stage and guitars accompanying."
And on signing to Basick, Al continues: "We've been friends with the Basick guys for years and they've always been very supportive and enthusiastic about what we do, so it seemed like a great time to work with them and we're really excited to be part of the family!"
Stay tuned for pre-orders and live dates coming soon!