Norwegian rockers Leprous have released new single Castaway Angels recorded during the pandemic, and mixed by Adam Noble who worked with them on their sixth album Pitfalls released last year.
The song was tracked at Ocean Sound Recordings in Norway and the video directed by Tobias Hole Aasgaarden.
“One day in the beginning of the corona outbreak in Norway I came to TorO’s house with a song we were supposed to work on together,” says Leprous vocalist Einar Solberg. “The problem was that I was already finished with the sketch we were supposed to be working on, so we just sat down to try to make something new. Him with the acoustic guitar, and me with my voice.
“During a quite short time, we came up with the main structure of what was later to become Castaway Angels. Very basic, very pure and no technology to distract us. Just the melody and the guitar. So once we got in the amazing Ocean Sound Recording near Aalesund, Norway we continued that approach with the full band.
We recorded the song together in the studio when we were not busy sitting in the Jacuzzi being in awe by the view in one take, after jamming together for one evening. It’s so typical to get obsessed with details, perfectionism and layers. But here we just wanted to play together. Do something pure and simple.”
Pitfalls was recorded with Opeth and Katatonia producer David Castillo at Ghostward Studios and mixed by Noble. Pitfalls can still be ordered in various formats from the band’s website https://LeprousBand.lnk.to/Pitfalls
LEPROUS also recently re-issued their early albums Coal from 2013. and “The Congregation released two years later, via InsideOutMusic as 2LP and CD on 180g. black vinyl as well as in various limited colour variants/
Get these re-issues from the IOM shop: https://www.insideoutshop.de/Artist/Leprous/20978?Page=1&PageSize=25&Sort=13
Words by Paul Clarke, you can see his author profile here.