Intercontinental post-progressive rock quintet, VLY, has just issued an official video through an exclusive premiere through Prog Magazine. The video has been created for the track "Silver Beaches," which hails from the band's Laser's Edge-released "I / (Time)" debut album.
Filmed in several locations the South of England, VLY's new "Silver Beaches" video resumes the ongoing collaboration with director and "digital nomad" Felix Brassier. The song itself highlights the more acoustic, lyrical, and introspective elements of the band's sound with lush string arrangements and vocal harmonies, which bear stark contrast with the first video released from "I / (Time)", created for the song "Circles," which was also created by Brassier.
Immerse yourself in VLY's "Silver Beaches" video via Prog Magazine here.
Also view the previously-released "Circles" video HERE, and stream the hi-res 24 bit/96 khz version of I / (Time) HERE. The standard digital version of I / (Time) is available HERE and the CD HERE.
VLY is comprised of a varied team of multi-instrumentalists fusing their talents into an incredibly vibrant new entity, including guitarist/keyboardist/programmer Karl Demata (ex-Crippled Black Phoenix), vocalist Keith Gladysz (Diet Kong, Typical Reptiles), keyboardist/synth programmer Elisa Montaldo (Il Tempio Delle Clessidre), bassist Chris Heilmann (ex-Crippled Black Phoenix, Bernie Torme', Shark Island), and drummer/keyboardist Mattias Olsson (ex-Änglagård. White Willow, Necromonkey). Once united by the internet and phone lines across the Atlantic with each other, VLY carved a sound which blends elements of progressive rock, classic rock, folk, early-Floydian psychedelia, intimate pop melodies, walls of epic guitars, post-classical, post-rock and electronic music. And it's the diverse background of the members that lead to the breadth of their sound. Their electrifying debut album, I / (Time),was engineered and produced by members of the outfit and mastered by Bob Katz, presenting an entire hour of crisp, adventurous music.
VLY is currently at work on new material and projects to be unveiled in the very near future.
"The Tallest Peak" is an experiment in poly-rhythms, with two loops phasing in 5/8 against 3/4 over a steady pulse, the whole song is essentially phased variations of the same key idea, it develops steadily towards the end for one final refrain.
Having been completed in the shortest timescale to-date (around 4 days in total), and only 3 days before release; "The Tallest Peak" is a re-visit to some more melancholy themes presented in May's "Porcelain".
Lyrically it spans vocalist, Jon Sinfield's continued grieving process, coupled with the effects of holding down shift work while pushing towards an application to become a teacher this coming year.
Stream & Purchase the new single, The Tallest Peak here:
Or listen to it below!
Guitarist, Tom Ridley says:
“Since the album format was conceived, the way in which music is made, sold and consumed has completely changed. Businesses battle to stay in the public eye, but bands are committed to the peaks and troughs of awareness that come with the album cycle. The other problem with that system, is by the time the music is heard, it’s already out of date. By releasing music every month, we’re as relevant as we possibly can be – our audience is listening to what inspired us just a couple of weeks ago. That’s a really cool position to be in.”
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