Monday, 2 March 2020

The Night Flight Orchestra - Aeromantic

Monday, a new week and it's time to introduce "Record Of The Week"

The fifth soap opera "Aeromantic" by the Swedish classic rock/AOR supergroup THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA. This time, they’ve gone back to earth, or at least to somewhere 10,000 ft. above the earth, with an airborne soap opera about the inevitable heartbreak, the endless longing, the futile nostalgia and the occasional moments of euphoria you experience when you’re always leaving where you should have been going, traveling to where you should have been.

"Aeromantic" was released on February 28th via Nuclear Blast Records. The album follows in the same steps as the 2018's "Sometimes The World Ain't Enough". Twelve songs in fifty-four minutes of glorious AOR.

"Aeromantic" is an "Airborne soap opera" based upon shattered dreams, broken illusions, and the fact that we are all something much less than the person we were supposed to be. But in the darkness, there’s always a glimmer of hope. And from that glimmer of hope, with the right mindset, you can sculpt and create a whole lot of Swedish classic rock melodrama.

The album opens up with "Servants Of The Air", a progressive rocker with bombastic riffs at it's best, in a typical TNFO manner, excellent hooks, cleaver melody with a flawless groove, smooth and clear vocals makes this tune a superb start, it's followed by the main single "Divinyls", an uptempo, high energy pop-rocker with infectious groove and catchy lyrics about doing the impossible and pushing your inner dreams to the forefront of your psyche and being in total control of your own future. The album contains serval danceable pop tunes like "If Tonight Is Our Only Chance" and "This Boy’s Last Summer" that flirt with heroes like ABBA and SECRET SERVICE. "Curves" is a groovy West Coast piece where the Porcaro brothers could be in the rhythm section, nice and bouncy piece. "Transmissions" is another pop-infused rocker with an ear-catching melody and chorus, check it out below. The title tune "Aeromantic" has a bit more of a classic and dirtier sound, still keeps the catchiness and servers a cool guitar solo, the whole tune is surrounded by 80's synths and piano. The band hits the break and serves a slower atmospheric piece "Golden Swansdown" a genuine power ballad. Once the band has exhaled a bit, it's time to put on the dance shoes again. "Taurus", "Carmencita Seven" and "Sister Mercurial" are three catchy pieces and pounding rhythm sections and a sticky melody that makes it hard to sit still. The album wraps things up with "Dead Of Winter" where an atmospheric synth intro until the energy is let loose. An atmospheric popish synth-infused rocker with really impressive vocals that really showcase Strid’s vocals capabilities. "Aeromantic" contains all your guilty pleasures, I mean everything from mind-melting hard rock, groovy hooks, flawless vocals, beautiful guitar solos, shameless pop, and disco tunes and one power ballad.

"Aeromantic" was recorded at the Nordic Sound Labs using the same drum kit that was used during the recordings of ABBA’s 1980 mega album "Super Trouper".

Sum: "Aeromantic" contains all your guilty pleasures, an infectiously fun record to play.

THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA will head out on a European headline tour, "The Aeromantic Experience", March-April 2020, and will also appear on numerous festivals this summer, see all the dates below.

Björn Strid | vocals
Sharlee D’ Angelo | bass
David Andersson | guitar
Richard Larsson | keyboards
Jonas Källsbäck | drums
Sebastian Forslund | guitar, percussion, special effects
Anna-Mia Bonde | backing vocals
Anna Brygård | backing vocals

Today's tune "Transmissions" is taken from "Aeromantic", Video directed by René U Valdes of Bravo Bravo Films. Enjoy!

TNFO live:

»The Aeromantic Experience«

06.03. UK London - Islington Assembly Hall
07.03. D Bochum - Matrix
08.03. F Paris - La Machine du Moulin Rouge
09.03. F Toulouse - Le Metronum
10.03. E Madrid - Mon
11.03. E Barcelona - Salamandra
12.03. F Lyon - CCO Villeurbanne
13.03. CH Buchs (SG) - Krempel
14.03. CH Pratteln - Z7
15.03. I Milan - Legend Club
16.03. D Aschaffenburg - Colos-Saal
17.03. D Hanover - MusikZentrum
18.03. NL Nijmegen - Doornroosje
19.03. D Hamburg - Markthalle
20.03. D Munich - Backstage (Werk)
21.03. A Vienna - Szene
22.03. H Budapest - Dürer Kert
24.03. D Saarbrücken - Garage
25.03. D Mannheim - MS Connexion Complex
26.03. D Leipzig - Hellraiser
27.03. D Nuremberg - Hirsch
28.03. D Berlin - Columbia Theater

»The Aeromantic Experience«
w/ special guest

02.04. S Stockholm - Nalen
08.04. S Gothenburg - Trädgår'n
10.04. S Helsingborg - The Tivoli
18.04. A Salzburg - Wildstyle & Tattoo Messe
01.05. N Kopervik - Karmøygeddon Metal Festival
29. - 31.05. D Gelsenkirchen - Rock Hard Festival
06.06. CZ Pilsen - Metalfest Open Air
16. - 18.07. FIN Laukaa - John Smith Rock Festival
06.08. UK Derby - Bloodstock Open Air
11.09. USA Atlanta, GA - ProgPower USA *SOLD OUT*

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