KNIFEWORLD: New album "Bottled Out of Eden" released today

Knifeworld, the London-based psychedelic octet, release their third studio album 'Bottled Out Of Eden' today, […]
April 22, 2016

Knifeworld, the London-based psychedelic octet, release their third studio album 'Bottled Out Of Eden' today, April 22nd, 2016.

You can now pre-order 'Bottled Out Of Eden' from the links below:

The band recently released a lyric video for the track 'The Germ Inside'. Check it out now here:

They had this to say about the song:

"During a particularly fertile period in which Bottled Out Of Eden was being constructed, The Germ Inside seemed to appear from nowhere, I really have no recollection of writing it.
It just seemed to turn up at the sessions, uninvited, like a gate crasher at a party. All the other songs were asking each other if they knew it.
It wasn't until after the album was completed we asked ourselves "Who is this guy?"
By then it was too late, he'd already spiked the punch and upset a few of the guests."

The band previously released a video for the track 'High/Aflame' which you can see here:

Band leader Kavus Torabi was also recently featured in a BBC iPlayer documentary titled 'Steve Davis: Snookerstar DJ' which follows legendary snooker player Steve Davis with whom Torabi presents the 'Interesting Alternative' radio show in the UK.

You can find more info here:

The full track-listing for the album is as follows:
1. High/Aflame
2. The Germ Inside
3. I Am Lost
4. The Deathless
5. Foul Temple
6. Vision Of The Bent Path
7. I Must Set Fire To Your Portrait
8. Lowered Into Necromancy
9. A Dream About A Dream
10. Secret Words
11. Feel The Sorcery

The follow-up to 2014's 'The Unravelling', described by The Guardian as "an ingenious, joyful exercise in exploratory zeal", BOOE is a subtler but more immediate record than any other Knifeworld release. At times beautiful and uplifting & at others melancholic, haunting and otherworldly, the album remains surprisingly accessible and frontman Kavus Torabi had this to say:

"After The Unravelling, which took over a year to complete, we deliberately wanted to change the variables. To alter the approach in order to make something different. I love The Unravelling but it was a very difficult record to make. Rather than spending so long in the studio, constructing, arranging, recording, re-recording and adding layers of additional instruments and noises, this time round we wanted something rawer, more live sounding."

Torabi continues:
"Once we had the title, 'Bottled Out Of Eden', the songs came very quickly. For me, the title has three possible interpretations and all the songs fall under at least one of them. I always like to have a definite theme, it allows you to map out the territory making it far easier to identify which songs that will or won't fit with the overarching idea giving the record a far greater cohesion."

'Bottled Out Of Eden' fuses elements of English psychedelic pop, folk and art rock, with NY minimalist-inspired horn arrangements and typically unconventional song structures that take full advantage of the bands 8-piece line-up. The tail end of last year saw that full band out on tour in the UK with their friends in Vennart where they road-tested several songs from the album. Kavus continues:

"One aspect of Bottled Out Of Eden is the idea of a self-made Heaven or a self-imposed Hell, that agony or ecstasy are often a choice. I look back on the twenty five years of making the kind of music I do, particularly the last six with Knifeworld and just feel so fortunate for the friendships, experiences and absolute joy it has brought. I wanted the album to be as much about that, a celebration of this all too fleeting life, as it is a reflection on death and its impact on everyone that is left behind."

The full line-up of Knifeworld is as follows:

Kavus Torabi
Melanie Woods
Emmett Elvin
Chloe Herington
Charlie Cawood
Oliver Sellwood
Ben Woollacott
Josh Perl


Inside Out Music
linkcrossmenucross-circle linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram