- Artikelnummer 36198
- Format: CD
- Genre: PROGRESSIVE
- Erscheinungsdatum: 14.10.2022
The Blackheart Orchestra are Manchester based multi-instrumentalists Chrissy Mostyn and Rick Pilkington who take a wide range of influences from artists such as Bjork to Kate Bush to Sigur Ros and Philip Glass. Together they combine contemporary rock with electronica, atmospherics, and classical styling to create their unique brand of ethereal art-rock that is laden with pop hooks and poetry, raw emotions and philosophy. “Epic” Uncut
They won Best British Duo and were nominated for the Progressive Music Limelight Award, were voted #4 Best New Band in the UK, Chrissy was voted #5 Best Female Vocalist in PROG Magazine‘s Readers‘ Poll, and their lockdown online concert series ‘The Big Armchair Concerts’ was voted #10 in Most Important Rock Events of 2020. Their previous album Mesmeranto charted at #16 in the UK Indie Chart and #18 in the UK Rock Chart. “One of the best albums of the year” Progressive Rock Central (USA) Hotel Utopia finds them at their most mesmerising, haunting best. Never afraid to take on the most daunting subjects, with Hotel Utopia the band take a musical look at the afterlife. The 13 songs discuss the one mystery that has troubled every human being that ever lived. What happens after life?
“Haunting, hypnotic, triumphant” PROG Magazine
It‘s a record that doesn‘t attempt to answer that question but provokes the listener‘s thoughts while holding their hand along a musical journey that meditates on our fears and fantasies of ‘heaven‘ stopping off en route at murder, suicide, the end of the world and reincarnation as we all approach the unknown mystery of our own personal Hotel Utopia. Hotel Utopia is an audio movie for the listener’s mind, emotions and imagination andThe Blackheart Orchestra‘s most mesmerising and ambitious album to date.