Antwerp-based nine-piece ensemble Condor Gruppe will release their new album ‘Gulliver’ via the groove-obsessed Sdban Ultra label on September 23rd. The band takes you on a hypnotic trip, paying tribute to obscure Italian 70s film soundtracks, krautrock and psychedelic grooves. Fuse the melancholy of Pink Floyd, the heroism of Ennio Morricone and the world grooves of GOAT and you get an idea of what Condor Gruppe is.
‘What Could Have Been’ is the first single from the new album. The title hints at what should have been an easy step in Condor Gruppe’s next musical voyage. Recorded almost two years ago, the track reflects the sentiment of a world where everything went black for a while and delayed Condor Gruppe’s travels.
Always looking to push their musical boundaries, Condor Gruppe rely on the adventurous use of their instruments and their intriguing musical patter. Melancholic, exotic, surreal, the band’s sound is also enriched by new instruments, in ‘What Could Have Been’ it’s the use of a handpan. Diverse sounds, rhythms and melodies build, exciting the listener whilst always remaining familiar. Just wait for the opening rhythm guitar that takes you on the Condor Gruppe trip!
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