The modern classic «Syndenes magi», the 6th release from Norwegian progressive rock band Arabs in Aspic, gets a re-press. Focusing on an old-school sound, the use of Hammond organs, Mellotron, Rhodes, Space Echo, vintage guitars and tube amps shines through and colors the entire album. The songs on «Syndenes magi» are darker and heavier than the previous release, the lyrics are all in Norwegian and reflect the unstability of today’s world. With extensive vocal harmonies and dynamic compositions, this album will appeal to both old and young listeners, and no special musical prerequisite is required.
«Syndenes Magi» was recorded and mixed in the band’s own studio, and mastered at Cuttingroom, Stockholm, by the one and only Björn Engelmann.
The band consists of Jostein Smeby, Eskil Nyhus, Stig A. Jørgensen and Erik Paulsen, all with many years of musical experience, from metal and impro to pop and funk. The mix of different musical backgrounds creates a special symbiosis in this ensemble, which makes Arabs in Aspic stand out from many other, more classic bands. Cover artist Julia Proszowska Lund is also considered a member of the band, and has painted and drawn all album covers, reflecting the music on each release.