Gregor Samsa:: Rest & European Tour

Gregor Samsa’s third full-length album in seven years, Rest, is nine pieces composed over e-mail during the course of nine months by key members in New York, Chicago, Boston, DC and Richmond, VA. On Rest, Gregor Samsa expand on their resources through the integration of instruments such as the celesta, clarinet, classical voice and vibraphone. Along with these new sounds, guitar has been almost entirely replaced by piano, whose parts were recorded on a rare Bösendorfer once owned by Philip Glass. These pieces demonstrate a shift in focus to harmony, restraint and the use of muted tones, while less interest is taken in the large dynamic shifts that once carried the weight of many of their compositions. The album, being released by The Kora Records, was mastered by Mark Christensen at Engine Room Audio in NYC. This May they are touring Europe, partially with experimental Brooklyn band Kayo Dot.

audio:
jeroen van aken.mp3

tour:
05/08/08 – Leuven, Belgium @ Stuk
05/09/08 – Karlsruhe, Germany @ Jubez
05/10/08 – Wurzburg, Germany @ Cairo
05/11/08 – Berlin, Germany @ Schokoladen
05/12/08 – Leipzig, Germany @ Nato
05/13/08 – München, Germany @ Kafe Kult
05/14/08 – Vienna, Austria @ Chelsea
05/15/08 – Italy @ TBA
05/16/08 – Milano, Italy @ Leoncavallo
05/17/08 – Italy @TBA
05/18/08 – Roma, Italy @ Traffic
05/19/08 – France @ TBA
05/20/08 – San Sebastian, Spain @ la Casa de Cultura de Okendo
05/21/08 – Spain @ TBA
05/22/08 – Barcelona, Spain, Be Cool
05/23/08 – Lyon, France @ La Marquise
05/24/08 – Bièvre, Belgium @ TBA
05/25/08 – Brugge, Germany @ Cactus
05/26/08 – Paris, France @ Mains d’Oeuvres *
05/27/08 – Amiens, France @ Le Grand Wazoo *
05/28/08 – Luzern, Switzerland @ Treibhaus *
05/29/08 – Frankfurt, Germany @ Elfer *
05/30/08 – Luxembourg @ D:qliq *
05/31/08 – Münster, Germany @ Gleis 22 *
06/01/08 – Duisburg, Germany @ Steinbruch *
* with Kayo Dot

http://www.myspace.com/gregorsamsamyspace
http://www.thekorarecords.com/

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