Known for their distinctive art rock that balances tense and beautiful arrangements, sinister and soulful melodic lines, Gazpacho's Soyuz furthers their experimental output. A band who are used to seizing headlines with bizarre stories, Gazpacho have a holistic approach to the album writing process, imbuing each with a captivating concept.
The themes of Soyuz were born from the idea of how beautiful moments pass and cannot be "saved for later," so within the album are interconnected tales of people and lives "frozen in time." Taking inspiration from a multitude of eras and subject matters, including the doomed Russian space capsule Soyuz and its iconic captain Komarov; the Tibetan Buddhist funeral practice in "Sky Burial"; the inclusion of the oldest recording of the human voice from 1860 and the Hans Christian Andersen inspired "Emperor Bespoke."
Recorded at Krypton Planet and St. Croix Fredrikstad in Norway, engineered by Thomas Andersen, Kristian Torp and Mikael Kroemer, mixed by John Rausch and mastered by Sonovo Mastering's Thor Legvold. The artwork, designed by painter Antonio Seijas, is inspired by Russian Cold War colors and fonts from the Soyuz One flight era. 180-gram heavyweight vinyl with 4 page booklet and download code.