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There are two bands named Gazpacho:

The first are a Norwegian band, who have been described by one critic as being “classical post ambient nocturnal atmospheric neo-progressive folk world rock” Gazpacho almost defies genre classification. Gazpacho were at one time described as “the greatest unsigned band in the world” by some critics. A tour of Europe as support for Marillion’s “Marbles” tour in 2003 radically raised their profile, earning the respect of audiences everywhere they played and garnering critical acclaim.

Without the backing of a major label, Gazpacho is one of many bands now utilising the resources of the internet to create word of mouth promotional opportunities, with a reliance on their website and its forum, online shopping, MySpace and other ‘net initiatives to spread the word. This allows the band to hold down full time jobs, yet still manage to release an album a year with total artistic control over their compositions and distribution.

Characterised by moody keyboards, a stunning violin virtuoso, a poignant and relevant rhythm section, ethereal guitars, Jan Henrik Ohme’s floating, pure Hypnotic voice and atmospheric contributions from samples, low whistle, tin whistle, banjo, accordion, didgeridoo and mandolin. This is not a bombastic, pompous progressive outfit, but a cohesive unit that forgoes the technically brilliant but emotionless solo in favour of mood creation through emotive keyboards, layering of textured sounds, use of spatial tension and seamlessly operating as a band not a collective of virtuoso instrumentalists.

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  • Toll_Suur

    Начиная с 2007 года - каждый их релиз силён, и силён настолько, что ощущаешь себя в неком наркотическом бреду, слушая этих ребят. Особенно ярко проявляется это в Tick Tock и Night. Это гипноз чистой воды. Пару раз послушал - и уже вместо крови по венам гаспачо. А вот Missa Antropos, например, почти неуловимо звучит - вслушиваться надо. Демон тоже пока что очень впечатляет!!

    13 Dec 6:53pm Reply
  • Nick14Orlov

    мне посоветовал их скачать чувак из магазина палёного CD, назвав их ранние альбомы копией Muse. Тут всё намноооого серьёзней.

    18 Nov 8:42pm Reply
  • sumliennie

    Как-то и не думал про концертные записи, спасибо за наводку.

    23 Sep 8:23pm Reply
  • Akvadiv

    А я вот скачал когда-то дискографию (на тот момент последним альбомом был "Tick Tock"), закинул в плеер на рандомное воспроизведение и практически все песни проматывал после минутного прослушивания, какими-то невыразительными и скучными они мне казались. До тех пор, пока не попал на "Chequered Light Buildings" в живом исполнении (с того самого "A night at Lorely"). И всё, меня, можно сказать, порвало. Запоем прослушал весь двухдисковый концертник и по сей день считаю его лучшим живым альбомом из всех мной слышанных. А в студийной записи те же самые песни меня как-то совсем уже не цепляют. С той поры с нетерпением жду каждого нового альбома норвежцев и, в особенности, концертников.

    23 Sep 12:11pm Reply
  • Akvadiv

    Smekermann, most likely you're right. The more I listen to "Demon" the more I like it. The same was with "Missa Atropos" and "March of ghosts". It needs some time to understand recent Gazpacho's albums, to feel them deeply.

    23 Sep 12:00pm Reply
  • sumliennie

    Я не помню, когда впервые услышал об этой группе, но это точно было очень давно. А вот решился я их послушать только сейчас. Хорошо, однако, что все-таки решился. Оказалось, это настоящий клад.

    22 Sep 9:23am Reply
  • Smekermann

    also if you find yourself frustrated while listening to it, maybe put on some headphones and listen to it that way. worked for me. that and repeated listens.

    10 Sep 7:35am Reply
  • Smekermann

    Demon has pretty much everything it needs to make it a classic concept prog rock album, imo - somewhat monolithic songwriting, an album-spanning concept, a somewhat digestible time-span (ie. 46 minutes), multiple musical themes referenced throughout, without devolving into random noodling... this is kind of a modern day prog rock classic, imo.

    10 Sep 7:33am Reply
  • Bought_New_Soul

    Loving these guys

    21 Aug 7:15pm Reply
  • Akvadiv

    MusicMagic77, totally agree with you. In my opinion Gazpacho is one of rare bands that much better sounds live than on studio records. And albums "The Night" and "Tick Tock" which were played at Lorely are trully the best in this band's discography. As to "Demon" I have still not caught on this album but I really can say that it have disappointed my expectations.

    19 Aug 11:20am Reply
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    19 Aug 4:46am Reply
  • PapaRazor

    amazing new album!!

    12 Aug 5:15am Reply
  • nicolasbj

    Demon is interesting. Will probably take me more listens to really get into it though! (2)

    1 Aug 4:32am Reply
  • MusicMagic77

    Demon 3/5 >> My best loved is their double live "A Night At Loreley" album which is undoubtedly one of their most sophisticated materials both musically and conceptually...

    21 Jul 12:00am Reply
  • vividserenity

    ♥It's so romantic.

    6 Jun 3:22am Reply
  • Atakan692

    Does anybody have lyrics for the new album ?

    21 May 7:52pm Reply
  • MetalRock1989

    Good new album 4/5.

    11 Apr 8:08am Reply
  • Sabimoa

    Never liked Gazpacho that much - but - their latest album DEMON is m-a-g-n-i-f-i-c-e-n-t, simply great!

    10 Apr 10:46am Reply
  • peste2noire

    Demon is their best. No doubt. I am very glad actually because the previous album was quite average (for them).

    9 Apr 9:38pm Reply
  • mbausd

    Demon is not that kind of album, you might love after the first time. It is strange, ambitious and worth to be recognized. But to love Gazpacho you have to get known Night and Tick Tock. I'm looking forward to see you on tour Germany!

    4 Apr 4:05pm Reply
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