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Sanguine Hum Now We Have Light
Following on from the critically acclaimed albums Diving Bell and The Weight of the World, Sanguine Hum’s third studio album Now We Have Light is available for pre order and is to be released on 23rd February 2015.
Now We Have Light is a full blown concept album that the band have been working on for over a decade and its roots go back to the early days of Antique Seeking Nuns, Joff Winks’ & Matt Baber’s pre Sanguine Hum band.
Now We Have Light is available in two formats:
2CD standard edition – featuring illustrations by Meriel Waissman and 4000 word short story
2CD/DVD special edition – Digipack with expanded artwork by Meriel Waissman, DVD includes 90 minutes of footage & interviews
To pre order a copy please visit the troopers for sound catalogue or alternatively go directly to:
We’re happy to share with you a new video clip of the forthcoming DVD/CD release Sanguine Hum Live in America. We’re also now ready to reveal details about pre-ordering your copy of the DVD and how YOU can help us to complete Sanguine Hum’s next ambitious double album project ‘Now We Have Light’
One thousand strictly limited copies of this live DVD will be available and will not be repressed in the future. Each copy will be individually numbered and includes the 12 song film recorded at Rosfest in May 2012, an accompanying CD of the performance, plus an audio interview with the band recorded the day after the show, along with a photo gallery. Sales from this DVD will be directly funding the next Sanguine Hum album, ‘Now We Have Light’.
However, if you would like an opportunity to help the band just a little bit further then read on…
As we mentioned, the follow up to the ‘Weight of the World’ will be a double, concept album and we need as much help as we can with the extra studio costs and our plans to make this the best ‘Hum’ album to date, both musically and visually. To this end we will be setting aside the first 50 copies of ‘Live in America’ as special “fund raiser packages” priced at £30.00.
For those willing to pay the extra, other than our eternal gratitude, you will receive:
A hand signed copy of the DVD/CD ‘Live in America’, numbered from 1 to 100
Your name printed in the booklet for ‘Now We Have Light’ as an official “album sponsor”
Exclusive, unreleased bonus tracks from the RoSFest performance in a digital format of your choice.
A chance to stream ‘Now We Have Light’ before it’s official release date.
We appreciate every purchase by every listener, but if you feel like digging in to your pockets that little bit further then the “Live in America fund raiser package” of just 100 copies is available to pre-order now exclusively from Troopers For Sound.
The standard release will be ready to pre-order shortly after the “fundraiser” copies, We’re expecting to start shipping the first copies in around 6 to 8 weeks.
In the meantime, please enjoy another track from the DVD as we revisit one of the earliest pieces we composed, dating back to when we were writing as Antique Seeking Nuns, featuring a blistering guitar solo from Joff Winks.
Here’s a sneak preview from our soon to be released DVD Sanguine Hum – Live in America, recorded at RoSFest back in May 2012.
This track, ‘Derision‘, will also be appearing on our next studio album Now We Have Light and of course, by purchasing a copy of the limited edition DVD/CD package of Live in America you will also be directly helping us to fund the new album recording sessions!
Stay tuned in the next few weeks for updates on pre-ordering.
Hope you enjoy the clip.
There’s a great article on SH in the 2013/14 winter edition of Progression Magazine. If you get a chance to grab yourself a copy it’s full of details for our forthcoming album ‘Now We Have Light’
Our thanks go to Dewey Gurall for his interview and excellent article.
Prog Magazine did a wonderful job at planning the event. So a big thanks to Jerry Ewing and all at Prog Magazine for staging such an excellent show.
It’s a truly strange feeling to be hobnobbing with some of your personal music heroes. People that you’ve grown up listening to and watching on countless DVDs or VHS tapes as it was when I was a kid.
There were a couple of surprises in store for us throughout the evening, Bill Oddie’s speech being one, and surely Rick Wakeman has a parallel career doing stand up as he was just hilarious!
It was also a pleasure to see so many of our friends and supporters of Sanguine Hum: Carl Glover, Pete Morgan and Tim Bowness from burning shed, Matt Stevens who lights up any conversation and Mark and Vicky at Esoteric.
Just when we thought it was all over and we were on our way home Matt struck up a chance conversation with Gail Zappa who was very gracious in talking to us about Frank’s music, new releases and many other aspects of Zappa minutiae…what more could we have asked for!
Sanguine Hum have been nominated in the Breakthrough Artist category for this years Progressive Music Awards, sponsored by Orange amplification. Now this is where we need your help! The winner will be selected based on the number of votes cast by their fans and the readers of Prog Magazine. Votes for Sanguine Hum can be cast after registering by clicking the word here. It’s an honor for us to have been nominated and it would be spectacular for Sanguine Hum to actually win this award! Sanguine Hum needs your vote so please go forth and vote like the proverbial wind!!!
In support of the new Sanguine Hum album The Weight of the World the band will be playing four summer shows across June and July.
Sanguine Hum will be performing with label mates Tin Spirits and Matt Stevens on June 7th at the Borderline and then again on June 21st at the Band on the Wall in Manchester.
On July 6th we’ll be playing a 45 minute set at the 2nd Eppy Fest held at the Lansdown hall and Gallery in Stroud. We’re looking forward to this show as Eppy has been a longtime supporter of Sanguine Hum running many features about the band on his podcast show.
Finally we’re particularly excited to be appearing at this years Night of the Prog festival, which takes place at Loreley amphitheater, situated on the river Rrhine in southern Germany. Sanguine Hum will be appearing alongside Sound of Contact, Pineapple Thief, Crippled Black Phoenix, Magma and Steven Wilson It will be an honor to share the stage with such an amazing line up!
Check out the Live page for more details and tickets.
We are hoping to put in a few more appearances later in the year so check back to get an updated list of Sanguine Hum gigs.
Greetings, we’re excited to announce the release of Sanguine Hum – Live in America, featuring 12 beautifully recorded tracks from the band’s performance at this years ROSfest.
Before we get onto the details of this release it’s time to ask you “troopers” for your support. We are raising funds for the recording of Sanguine Hum’s next studio album The Weight of the World from the sales of Live in America. Every purchase of Live in America puts us one step closer to completing the new studio album! Thank you in advance for your continued support, we really couldn’t do it without you! And now…
Sanguine Hum – Live in America
Released as an exclusive download at Troopers For Sound, this hour long, 12-track album captures the band opening up proceedings on the final day of ROSfest in the wonderful surroundings of the Majestic Theatre in Gettysburg. And for those only familiar with Diving Bell, Live in America offers a unique glimpse of Sanguine Hum’s prior existence as the groups Antique Seeking Nuns and Joff Winks Band with the audience being treated to a selection of music from ASN’s EPs Double Egg with Chips and Beans and a Tea and Mild Profundities and JWB’s album Songs For Days. The instrumentals Cat Factory and Earthsong with One Sugar show off the band’s fusion credentials with nods to Zappa and the Canterbury scene all detectable in the complex yet infectious playing. Double Egg displays the absurd humour behind much of the Antique Seeking Nuns project, whilst at the other end of the lyrical spectrum Before We Bow Down shows the thoughts of the band at its most considered.
Other highlights of the show include a one off solo Rhodes piano piece – Son of Bassoon, played as a completely unplanned “encore” when a guitar had to be restrung. Live in America also features previously unreleased material, the atmospheric and hypnotic track Derision, which is to be recorded as part of a future studio album, but for now receives its first ever release. The rest of the album sees the band focus, not surprisingly, on the debut record Diving Bell, with six tunes to be found here in energetic and vital live arrangements.
Live in America also marks a shift in the band’s line up as a change of drummer sees Andrew Booker (No Man) join original members Matt Baber, Joff Winks and Brad Waissman. This recording marks Andrew’s second gig with the band, and from the evidence of this performance he has already made the music his own.
As mentioned above Sanguine Hum will be using all funds raised from this release to help complete their next studio album, The Weight of the World – due early 2013. Thank you for your support we really do appreciate your dedication to Sanguine Hum and our music!
We’re back!! Thanks so much to everyone who made our first US trip so enjoyable…Rosfest was a great experience and we had a blast during the gig!! Thanks especially to George, Krista, Darryl, Al, Fred and of course the amazing Kevin and all the crew at the Majestic – and not forgetting Donna for guiding us through the magical embassy process! You can hopefully look forward to an audio/visual release from the gig at some point as the show was expertly recorded and filmed by Mike Potter and Adele Schmidt respectively.
Following that we have another Sanguine Hum announcement that won’t come as too much of a surprise for anyone who saw us on Sunday – sadly, at the end of last year our long-time drummer Paul Mallyon decided to move on to pastures new and so played his last gig with the band at the Leamington Assembly show back in Nov’2011. We wish Paul all the best for his future projects, and you should be able to hear his drumming quite soon as he has recorded his parts for the new Thieves Kitchen album (along with Brad Waissman on bass) which we believe should be coming out later this year. Filling his shoes, and already familiar to those who caught us at the Underworld or the Majestic Theater, is Andrew Booker. Andrew has had a busy music career having released music under his own name as well as performing improvised music in the groups Improvizone (with Micheal Bearpark) and Harmony in Diversity (with former Yes guitarist Peter Banks). But you will most likely have heard him recently as the drummer for the live version of Steven Wilson and Tim Bowness’ band No Man – Andrew is featured on the Mixtaped DVD and the brand new live album Love and Endings. Andrew learnt the entire 90min Rosfest set in just 3 months – a real trial by fire! And so now the four of us are looking forward to heading in to the studio to make Hum album no.2. Welcome aboard Andrew!
PRESS RELEASE…PRESS RELEASE…PRESS RELEASE…
Esoteric Recordings announce the launch of a front line label for 2012.
Cherry Red Records’ imprint Esoteric Recordings has announced the launch of a new imprint dedicated to new, front line album releases Esoteric Antenna.
Since its launch in 2007, Esoteric Recordings has gone from strength to strength as a catalogue label specialising in the genres of Progressive, Psychedelic and Classic Rock.
Along with Esoteric’s sister labels Atomhenge (home of the Hawkwind catalogue between 1976 – 1997), Manticore and “Kraut Rock” label Reactive, the imprint has built a catalogue of 300 titles and has worked with artists such as Jack Bruce, Barclay James Harvest, Tony Banks, Bill Nelson, P.F.M., Ray Thomas (of the Moody Blues), Tangerine Dream and many more.
In April 2011 Esoteric released the new studio album, “A Grounding in Numbers”, by the legendary Van Der Graaf Generator to great acclaim and success. Esoteric Recordings label manager Mark Powell said; “The success of the Van Der Graaf Generator album brought many new album projects to our door, leading us to look into the feasibility of launching a front line label. As a result, we are taking the step of establishing a label specifically for new, front line albums, ESOTERIC ANTENNA”.
The first release on ESOTERIC ANTENNA will be a new edition of the album DIVING BELL”by Oxford based band SANGUINE HUM on March 30th 2012, which will also include several new tracks. This will be followed by the release of the new album by SQUACKETT, the collaborative project from YES bass guitarist CHRIS SQUIRE and former GENESIS guitarist STEVE HACKETT in May.
ESOTERIC ANTENNA will continue to champion the “new guard” of Progressive Rock by releasing new studio albums by PANIC ROOM in late June and THE REASONING in September. Legendary progressive acts will be further represented by the release of “PARACHUTE REBORN” in late April, a superb, newly recorded revisiting of the classic Pretty Things album “PARACHUTE” with additional material, by the XPT’s (a band featuring original Pretty Things members WALLY WALLER, JON POVEY, PETE TOLSON and SKIP ALAN).
ESOTERIC ANTENNA’s schedule will continue in the Autumn with a new album from JOHN LEES’ BARCLAY JAMES HARVEST expected in October (accompanied by a UK tour to be announced shortly and further European concerts).
Further releases by classic Progressive acts are also expected in 2012. Powell added; “I’m pleased and proud to say that we have an exciting roster of releases planned for 2012 which draws on the best of the up and coming new wave of Progressive rock groups and also some new material by legendary artists with a wonderful recorded legacy. We are honoured to have such a fine line-up of artists to launch the first year of Esoteric Antenna”.