Velcrocranes' debut EP Afterlife was released on the 25th of April. The name of the band originates from the word 'velcro' – and they are living up to this name, as various experiments with sound and performance stick tight to their creative work. Using their vast experience and personal search of the right sound and rhyme, this Moscow-based prog-rock quintet is to become the rock band that Russia would be proud of.

Velcrocranes' debut EP Afterlife was released on the 25th of April. The name of the band originates from the word 'velcro' – and they are living up to this name, as various experiments with sound and performance stick tight to their creative work. Using their vast experience and personal search of the right sound and rhyme, this Moscow-based prog-rock quintet is to become the rock band that Russia would be proud of.

VELCROCRANES / BIO

VELCROCRANES / BIO

"Afterlife" includes 2 musical novellas: Hold Your Breath and Afterlife.

"Afterlife" includes 2 musical novellas: Hold Your Breath and Afterlife.

A quote from "La Nausée" by Jean-Paul Sartre is appropriate here: "And I too wanted to be. That is all I wanted; and this is the last word. At the bottom of all these attempts which seemed without bounds, I find the same desire again: to drive existence out of me, to rid the passing moments of their fat, to twist them, dry them, purify myself, harden myself, to give back at last the sharp, precise sound of a saxophone note.

A quote from "La Nausée" by Jean-Paul Sartre is appropriate here: "And I too wanted to be. That is all I wanted; and this is the last word. At the bottom of all these attempts which seemed without bounds, I find the same desire again: to drive existence out of me, to rid the passing moments of their fat, to twist them, dry them, purify myself, harden myself, to give back at last the sharp, precise sound of a saxophone note.

" The musicians claim to belong to progressive rock subgenre, but determining the genre in their case is not so 

" The musicians claim to belong to progressive rock subgenre, but determining the genre in their case is not so 

The tracks are more than 6,5 minutes each, with non-standard and completely unexpected song structures. The lyrics of "Afterlife" was inspired by and based on the poem of the Welsh author Dylan Thomas, that was featured in Nolan's Interstellar. The poem is quoted several times in the movie, and it's difficult to translate it into Russian keeping all the shades of meaning. But it is the nuances that give the poem this strength of ambiguity, that reflects on the essence of human primal fear before the unknown. «Rage, rage against the dying of the light...» — the narrator repeats several times. This subject brings forth a field for endless discovery, and everyone will find something peculiar for himself/herself there. Although the lyrics in case with Velcrocranes are not the key point, still the topics they raise are of great depth and meaning. The philosophy of emptiness and the basic problem of modern life – painful and imminent burning out of the "Apple" generation's souls.

The tracks are more than 6,5 minutes each, with non-standard and completely unexpected song structures. The lyrics of "Afterlife" was inspired by and based on the poem of the Welsh author Dylan Thomas, that was featured in Nolan's Interstellar. The poem is quoted several times in the movie, and it's difficult to translate it into Russian keeping all the shades of meaning. But it is the nuances that give the poem this strength of ambiguity, that reflects on the essence of human primal fear before the unknown. «Rage, rage against the dying of the light...» — the narrator repeats several times. This subject brings forth a field for endless discovery, and everyone will find something peculiar for himself/herself there. Although the lyrics in case with Velcrocranes are not the key point, still the topics they raise are of great depth and meaning. The philosophy of emptiness and the basic problem of modern life – painful and imminent burning out of the "Apple" generation's souls.

Velcrocranes find their inspiration in bands like Porcupine Tree, King Crimson, Pink Floyd, Riverside, Agent Fresco and Iamthemorning. "There is a lot of variety in music we listen, it can be Linkin Park, and IOWA, and Miles Davis. Of course not everything finds reflection in our creative work, but certainly there are a lot of influences: in vocals it is partially alternative, partially soul and pop-music. We listen to a lot of jazz too, and then use something from it as well." – the musicians say. In spite of the "complexity" that is a trademark of prog, they compose music basing on how it sounds, and not the actual theoretical concept. It's not about complexity for the sake of complexity, but the complexity deriving from varying backgrounds and individual creative methods of each member of the band. Velcrocranes are going to follow their own special way in music, aiming to get beyond the borders of the Russian alternative scene's niche popularity, and win the hearts of a broader audience. In doing so, they will not chase cheap hype or try to comply with commercially fashionable sound, staying in a safe haven of a celebrated producer, but will try and seek their own unique sound, driven by their aspiration for high standards through hard work.

​Having set such a benchmark from the very beginning, the band turned to the British veteran of the genre – Bruce Soord, leader of The Pineapple Thief and Kscope resident, for tracks mixing. Mastering of the release was carried out by his friend and colleague Steve Kitch. A few new recordings are ready, that leads us to expect new EPs and a full LP in the nearest future.

Velcrocranes find their inspiration in bands like Porcupine Tree, King Crimson, Pink Floyd, Riverside, Agent Fresco and Iamthemorning. "There is a lot of variety in music we listen, it can be Linkin Park, and IOWA, and Miles Davis. Of course not everything finds reflection in our creative work, but certainly there are a lot of influences: in vocals it is partially alternative, partially soul and pop-music. We listen to a lot of jazz too, and then use something from it as well." – the musicians say. In spite of the "complexity" that is a trademark of prog, they compose music basing on how it sounds, and not the actual theoretical concept. It's not about complexity for the sake of complexity, but the complexity deriving from varying backgrounds and individual creative methods of each member of the band. Velcrocranes are going to follow their own special way in music, aiming to get beyond the borders of the Russian alternative scene's niche popularity, and win the hearts of a broader audience. In doing so, they will not chase cheap hype or try to comply with commercially fashionable sound, staying in a safe haven of a celebrated producer, but will try and seek their own unique sound, driven by their aspiration for high standards through hard work.

​Having set such a benchmark from the very beginning, the band turned to the British veteran of the genre – Bruce Soord, leader of The Pineapple Thief and Kscope resident, for tracks mixing. Mastering of the release was carried out by his friend and colleague Steve Kitch. A few new recordings are ready, that leads us to expect new EPs and a full LP in the nearest future.

significant – Velcrocranes are a versatile means of communicating the atmosphere and emotions through the music. Their mood is both of detachment and of being in the present moment, and there is a hint of early Tool and Portishead in their music.

significant – Velcrocranes are a versatile means of communicating the atmosphere and emotions through the music. Their mood is both of detachment and of being in the present moment, and there is a hint of early Tool and Portishead in their music.

Velcrocranes' debut EP Afterlife was released on the 25th of April. The name of the band originates from the word 'velcro' – and they are living up to this name, as various experiments with sound and performance stick tight to their creative work. Using their vast experience and personal search of the right sound and rhyme, this Moscow-based prog-rock quintet is to become the rock band that Russia would be proud of.

VELCROCRANES / BIO

"Afterlife" includes 2 musical novellas: Hold Your Breath and Afterlife.

A quote from "La Nausée" by Jean-Paul Sartre is appropriate here: "And I too wanted to be. That is all I wanted; and this is the last word. At the bottom of all these attempts which seemed without bounds, I find the same desire again: to drive existence out of me, to rid the passing moments of their fat, to twist them, dry them, purify myself, harden myself, to give back at last the sharp, precise sound of a saxophone note.

" The musicians claim to belong to progressive rock subgenre, but determining the genre in their case is not so 

The tracks are more than 6,5 minutes each, with non-standard and completely unexpected song structures. The lyrics of "Afterlife" was inspired by and based on the poem of the Welsh author Dylan Thomas, that was featured in Nolan's Interstellar. The poem is quoted several times in the movie, and it's difficult to translate it into Russian keeping all the shades of meaning. But it is the nuances that give the poem this strength of ambiguity, that reflects on the essence of human primal fear before the unknown. «Rage, rage against the dying of the light...» — the narrator repeats several times. This subject brings forth a field for endless discovery, and everyone will find something peculiar for himself/herself there. Although the lyrics in case with Velcrocranes are not the key point, still the topics they raise are of great depth and meaning. The philosophy of emptiness and the basic problem of modern life – painful and imminent burning out of the "Apple" generation's souls.

Velcrocranes find their inspiration in bands like Porcupine Tree, King Crimson, Pink Floyd, Riverside, Agent Fresco and Iamthemorning. "There is a lot of variety in music we listen, it can be Linkin Park, and IOWA, and Miles Davis. Of course not everything finds reflection in our creative work, but certainly there are a lot of influences: in vocals it is partially alternative, partially soul and pop-music. We listen to a lot of jazz too, and then use something from it as well." – the musicians say. In spite of the "complexity" that is a trademark of prog, they compose music basing on how it sounds, and not the actual theoretical concept. It's not about complexity for the sake of complexity, but the complexity deriving from varying backgrounds and individual creative methods of each member of the band. Velcrocranes are going to follow their own special way in music, aiming to get beyond the borders of the Russian alternative scene's niche popularity, and win the hearts of a broader audience. In doing so, they will not chase cheap hype or try to comply with commercially fashionable sound, staying in a safe haven of a celebrated producer, but will try and seek their own unique sound, driven by their aspiration for high standards through hard work.

​Having set such a benchmark from the very beginning, the band turned to the British veteran of the genre – Bruce Soord, leader of The Pineapple Thief and Kscope resident, for tracks mixing. Mastering of the release was carried out by his friend and colleague Steve Kitch. A few new recordings are ready, that leads us to expect new EPs and a full LP in the nearest future.

significant – Velcrocranes are a versatile means of communicating the atmosphere and emotions through the music. Their mood is both of detachment and of being in the present moment, and there is a hint of early Tool and Portishead in their music.

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