KRISTOFFER GILDENLOW: Announces New Details For Album "The Rain" & New Teaser Video

Kristoffer Gildenlow eleven year career as bass player in the progressive rock band Pain of […]
March 19, 2016

Kristoffer Gildenlow eleven year career as bass player in the progressive rock band Pain of Salvation set the wheels in motion for his solo career, which took flight with release of his debut album Rust (2013), paving way for The Rain. In addition to vocals, Gildenlöw performs a wide range of instruments and uses carefully selected guest musicians - adding strings, accordion and church organ - to make this album come to life.

About The Rain:
The deep tones of how the mind fights against itself resonate throughout this powerful and poignant work by Kristoffer Gildenlöw. A brilliant effort after his highly acclaimed first solo release: Rust (2013); a thematic album which delved into the realities of aging and one's perspectives on past, future and ultimately reconciliation with life choices. Again, Gildenlöw has chosen a heavy subject for the theme of The Rain; which is a concept album that examines the life of a man in later stages of dementia who struggles with his own reality, perceived through the metaphor of rain and clouds.

The gentleness of the piano passages oppose the angst and turmoil which lie beneath. The gentle pace at which the album progresses is reflective of the destructive force of the disease upon the man, and you find yourself at the tipping point with the track, "Breath In, Breath Out". It is through this lyrically beautiful song that the realization of the end becomes apparent; leaving the listener grasping for the beauty captured in the mind's eye.

The Rain ' Track List:

1. After The Rain pt. II
2. Holding On pt. I
3. Seeking The Sun pt. I
4. Seeking The Sun pt. II
5. Worthy
6. Holding On pt. II
7. See it All
8. Peripheral Memory
9. Breathe In, Breathe Out
10. In the Evening
11. It Was Me
12. Drizzle
13. She
14. All For You
15. The Funeral pt. I
16. The Funeral pt. II

Album Line-Up:

Kristoffer Gildenlow: Vocals, Acoustic & Electric Guitars, Piano, Keyboards, Bass Guitars, Double Bass, Percussion, Glockenspiel Lars Erik Asp: Drums & Percussion (Gazpacho) Paul Coenradie: Electric Guitar (Valentine, Aniday) Fredrik Hermansson: Piano & Electric Piano (Pain of Salvation) Anne Bakker: Violin, Viola & Vocals (Blaze Bayley) Maaike Peterse: Cello (Kovacs, Ayreon, Kingfisher Sky)

Special Guests:

Norman Ebicilio: Vocals on Drizzle Cees Pouw: Accordion Theo Teunisen: Church Organ Popkoor Zuilen: Choir Rienk Speelman: Conductor Recorded, Mixed and Produced at New Joke Studios (NL) by Kristoffer Gildenlow except: Drums Lars Erik Asp Recorded at Anywhere Studios (NO), Guitars Paul Coenradie Recorded at Legacy Studio (NL) by Patrick Terwee, Keyboards Fredrik Hermansson Recorded at Livingroom Studios (S) and Additional Cello Recorded at Here's Johnny Studios (NL). Mastered at Fine Tune Mastering Studio (NL) by Peter van't Riet; Artwork by BlackLake Design (NL)

About The Artist:

Born in Eskilstuna, Sweden, Gildenlöw made a name for himself in the progressive rock scene during his eleven year career (1995- 2006) as bass player for world-renowned Swedish band, Pain of Salvation. His skill as a bass guitarist granted him the endorsement by Mayones guitars for more than a decade. In addition to bass guitar, Gildenlöw studied: piano, drums, double bass, guitar, classical vocals and music design; all of which have served the artist well in his transition to a solo career. He left Sweden and PoS to move to the Netherlands, but remained very active working as a session musician in live performances, touring, and recording bass lines on over thirty prominent albums for various artists all over the world. Gildenlöw's solo career took flight with release of his debut album, RUST (2013). He released charity single, Pass The Torch (2014) and critic's response to previews of The Rain (2016) have been very positive. The Rain worldwide release April/2016.

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