MYSTERY GET THEIR WINGS
Canadian proggers’ new album Lies And Butterflies showcases the live band.
Mystery release Lies And Butterflies, their seventh studio album and second with vocalist Jean Pageau fronting the band, on July 14. The release was deliberately timed to coincide with the Canadian proggers’ debut at the Night Of The Prog festival in Germany.
The band’s founder and lynchpin Michel St-Père says that Lies And Butterflies represents a natural progression for the band, building on the success, and sound, of their previous album, 2015’s Delusion Rain.
“We just try to make the best music that we can at that moment,” he says. “We don’t set goals to achieve any particular new sound. We just keep going the way that we’ve always been and make sure we do our best when writing and recording.”
Lies And Butterflies consists of seven tracks and is bookended by two songs, Looking For Something Else and Chrysalis, which both exceed 15 minutes each. St-Père tells Prog that it was a deliberate decision to showcase the strength of Mystery’s live band, which is completed by bassist François Fournier, guitarist Sylvain Moineau, keyboardist Antoine Michaud and drummer Jean-Sébastien Goyette.
Having played a series of dates in Europe already this year, Mystery’s further live activity in 2018 is likely to be confined to playing the final night of the Progstock festival in New Jersey on October 7, and potentially some Canadian shows. The band are, however, looking to return to Europe in 2019.
For more information, see www.therealmystery.com.
FLY FROM HERE: MYSTERY LIVE.