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The Contortionist

Some bands follow established mores. Others mayembrace disparate elements, but ultimately fail to breakthe confines of aparticular subgenrecontext. And thenthere are bands that strip mine their initial referencepoints and methodically,organically and bravely create amultiverse oftheir own, a space where they are the onlyplayers.The Contortionist is such a collective, achievinga coveted level of self-realization, creativeexecution andsophistication withtheir adventuresome, cosmosevoking progressive rock.Ever the thoughtful organizersand creators, TheContortionist mapped out the recordfrom ...read more

Some bands follow established mores. Others mayembrace disparate elements, but ultimately fail to breakthe confines of aparticular subgenrecontext. And thenthere are bands that strip mine their initial referencepoints and methodically,organically and bravely create amultiverse oftheir own, a space where they are the onlyplayers.The Contortionist is such a collective, achievinga coveted level of self-realization, creativeexecution andsophistication withtheir adventuresome, cosmosevoking progressive rock.Ever the thoughtful organizersand creators, TheContortionist mapped out the recordfrom a philosophical standpoint with acompelling theme.The core conceptual vision of Language revolvesaroundbalance. Balance between classic songwritingandexhibitionist musicianship; intuitive expression andsomething more calculated.“Playingwith that idea,throughout all the songs, there is also a story woven inthat plays on a few different ideas,” Lessardexplains.“Even beyond theactual lyrics and what they are literallysaying, some of the vocal sounds themselves play apart.”It’s a crude summary of an ambitious project -onethat has dense layers of sophistication listeners candelve into on theirown, while others may be just ashappy to nod their head along to theexpansive rhythmsand accessible song motifs.The men of TheContortionist remain in awe of prog-titans like Yes, KingCrimson and Rush. At thesame time, the music theyarecreating will not only build bridges between differentgenres and different scenes; it can even send youngerfans todigthrough their parents’ LP collections look foralbums by old legends. Language is more than capableof launching TheContortionist to the top oftheprogressive realm and into the creative stratosphere. « hide

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