Silhouette is proud to announce "The World is Flat And Other Alternative Facts", our fifth studio album. It contains six songs with a total playing time of nearly 50 minutes. While still recognizably Silhouette, this musical journey contains influences of not only the founding fathers of progressive rock, but also of contemporary, modern acts. We won't tell you which ones, you will have to discover for yourself!
Silhouette is proud to announce "The World is Flat And Other Alternative Facts", our fifth studio album. It contains six songs with a total playing time of nearly 50 minutes. The 18 minute long epic "Bitter Sweet Memories Suite", consisting of five parts, is the longest song ever written by the band.
The album is unusually diverse and adventurous. While still recognizably Silhouette, this musical journey contains influences of not only the founding fathers of progressive rock, but also of contemporary, modern acts. We won't tell you which ones, you will have to discover for yourself! What we can tell you is that this artistic evolution is obviously due to the growing influence of the younger members of the band, who were more actively involved in the writing and arranging than on previous Silhouette albums.
Silhouette consists of:
Jurjen Bergsma: Bass guitar en backing vocals
Brian de Graeve: Lead and backing vocals, 12 string guitar
Erik Laan: Lead and backing vocals, keyboards, bass pedal
Rob van Nieuwenhuijzen: drums and percussion
Daniel van der Weijde: electric and acoustic guitars
Silhouette asked the following five guest musicians to contribute:
Chantal van den Dungen: Flute
Petruschka Schaafsma: Hobo
Sophie Zaaijer: Violin
Ger Otten: French Horn
Joke Laan Morsch: Additional Soprano Vocals
MarYo: Backing Vocals
While The World is Flat is not a concept album like the previous one, lyrically and musically, you will recognize an introspective mood all over the album. "The World is Flat" is foremost a statement about shallowness around us. About the influence of internet trolls, cheating bankers, lying politicians and incomprehensible violence, leading to scared people who don't know whom to trust anymore. Things that should matter don't seem to matter anymore in public life. Sometimes we feel the strength to stand up against these modern demons. But sometimes we don't, we cannot take it anymore and we give in to the desire to turn our backs to the flat world. We start searching for existential depth in our private lives, behind the protection of closed blinds in our homes. That is when we discover in the end it is all about living the moment, in the here and now. But also we find that even the most beautiful moments and memories have no meaning unless you can share them with your loved ones.
Having set our goal to €4000,- is not something we take lightly. Producing an album is expensive, even for us!
To be able to promise we can get you the perks you want we need your help! Let's all come together and make this awesome album happen!
We have kept all the people who have supported Silhouette in mind during the making of this album. This doesn't mean the album will be the same as before, because it's not. How do we know? Because the album has already been recorded and is being mixed and mastered right now. I am extremely happy with the end result!
Of course it is our own decision to release another album but your contributions are really welcome. In return for your support you get your pick at some exclusive goodies and you will get the album before everyone else.
These awesome plectrums will be yours if you buy any of the packages that include them!
If enough are ordered (and there's a limited number), we will get you this awesome colored vinyl of the album!!!
And of course there will be a T-shirt. This shirt will only be sold during the pre-order campaign, so be sure to get yours here!!
Make sure to check out the other perks as well! We're very positive about the results of this album and looking forward to sharing it with you!
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