ARGOS ANNOUNCE FIFTH ALBUM
Canterbury-inspired proggers team up Andy Tillison and Damanek’s Marek Arnold on latest.
German band Argos have signed to Bad Elephant for the release of Unidentified Dying Objects, out on July 20. But despite the title, vocalist and co-founder Robert Gozon says there’s more than negativity to be heard on the follow-up to 2015’s A Seasonal Affair.
“It’s in the vein of the albums that we’ve done before, but it’s different because we have the new keyboard player, Thilo Brauss,” Gozon tells Prog. “We were looking for more of a live sound, and you can hear that.”
He name checks opening track The Hunter’s Last Stand as a good example of the album’s wares. “It has the shift in time signature, the long intro, slowly building up to a climax. And it has Andy Tillison from The Tangent on it.”
Gozon adds that the sci-fi theme was inspired by author Philip K Dick: “The title sounds rather negative but there are positive tracks on the album along with some darker things.”
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