We interrupt my daydreaming post watching the brightly hued goth pop of the rad new Soko video to give you some widdly widdly progtastic virtuoso Berklee College of music type metal news.
Boston, MA based progressive act Native Construct has just launched the instrumental version of their critically-acclaimed debut release, Quiet World. It was really cool when The Ocean did a similar thing with arguably their finest record Pelagial recently. A cool treat for fans who like having the option to hear it either way. Heck, I wouldn’t be mad if Scale The Summit had a vocal version of their records, though I think I’d always prefer that band instrumentally just because I’m so used to them like that, haha.
The instrumental tracks, as was the case with the original release, were mixed by Rich Mouser at The Mouse House Studio and mastered by Jamie King at The Basement Recording in North Carolina. Listen to the album now via your favorite streaming or download service at: http://smarturl.it/quietworldinstrument
Guitarist Myles Yang comments: “One of the hallmarks of ‘Quiet World’ is the extreme density of the arrangements. The album is saturated with important, but oftentimes subtle layers and Easter eggs. Every time I’ve happened to hear this music with the vocals muted, I’ve been struck by just how much is going on under there that I had stopped paying attention to. Without the vocals as the main focal point, you really start to notice all those countless details. It’s a totally fresh and very interesting perspective on this music. We just had to put it out there for all our hardcore fans.
On top of that, we’re pleased to be able to include the 8th track, ‘Silence,’ on this release. This was originally a bonus track available only on the Japanese version of ‘Quiet World’, but it really is an essential component of the concept. glhf.”