Art Rock Show – Rattrapante (Week 34)

Cosmograf is een progressief rockproject geleid door de multi-instrumentalist Robin Armstrong. Het geluid is geworteld in klassieke rock van de jaren 70 met een eigentijdse en progressieve draai.

Naast Cosmograf met Rattrapante, Lee Abraham (The Seasons Turn), Mystery (One Among the Living), Galahad (Battle Scars), Barock Project (Detachment) & IQ (Ever).

Jordan Blum van Rebel Noise: “Robin Armstrong’s Cosmograf has always delivered highly enjoyable and characteristic conceptual journeys full of intriguing sci-fi/existential philosophies, captivating songwriting, and immersive hodgepodges of retro prog rock grandeur and modern resourcefulness. (…)

In traditional genre fashion, Rattrapante consists of only five tracks yet lasts about fifty minutes. As for its concept, Armstrong reveals that it’s “about our interaction with time; we measure it, but yet waste it more,” noting how “it defines our existence and forms our memories.  Some seek to beat it by being the first or the fastest and some can appear to outlive time itself through their achievements.” He also notes that the idea was inspired by his “work with mechanical watches,” adding, “’Rattrapante’ is a French word deriving from ‘rattraper,’ meaning ‘to catch up or recapture.’ . . . It was the perfect metaphor for our own interaction with time.” Obviously, that’s an ageless topic to explore, especially given the state of the world over the last year or so. As usual, Armstrong’s responsible for virtually all of it, yet he also worked with a few guests—vocalist Chrissy Mostyn (The Blackheart Orchestra), drummer Kyle Fenton (who appeared on Mind and Hay-Man), and voiceover artist Tommy McNally—to bring it to life. (…)

Rattrapante is almost certainly the best Cosmograf record in quite some time. That’s not to say that the previous ones aren’t still superb—they are—but this one just seems expressly focused, economical, and durable. In other words, it makes an extremely strong impression from beginning to end, delivering several of the best melodies, lyrics, and arrangements that Armstrong’s ever derived. If you’re already a fan of his, Rattrapante is guaranteed to satisfy; if not, it’s the perfect place to discover one of the best projects in modern progressive music.”

  • Thursday/Donderdag 12.00 – 24.00
  • Friday/Vrijdag 12.00 – 24.00
  • Saturday/Zaterdag 12.00 – 24.00
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