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ARTIST
TITLE
Politricks
FORMAT
LP

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CATALOG #
SINNBUS 054LP SINNBUS 054LP
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RELEASE DATE
9/16/2014

LP version. Includes download card. Einar Stray Orchestra's new album has been given the name Politricks and is lyrically a tribute to childhood heroes and beliefs that are shattered when faced with the reality of the adult world. It is a personal story about finding oneself, about adolescent frustration in the middle of a blizzard of different beliefs. It is about losing a friend to death and a farewell letter to God, which was never sent but made into a song instead. Politricks is an album about being ashamed of Norwegian foreign policies 0- about being from a country that hands out peace prizes with one hand and simultaneously makes weapons of war and builds its extreme prosperity on oil with the other. Musically, Einar Stray Orchestra is inspired by artists such as Sufjan Stevens and Godspeed You! Black Emperor with the same orchestral approach to composing. The songs will be as long as they need to be, and where both shouting and whispering colors the soundscape. Politricks is a dynamic and colorful album. Dark melancholy and an orchestral sound that meets an accessible pop sound with more shades than on its predecessor Chiaroscuro. The signature grand piano gets a rest at times in favor of electric guitar and shoegaze influences. Politricks takes you from stripped a cappella to noisy rock crescendos. The album was produced by Hasse Rosbach (Team Me/Moddi) and mixed by Nick Terry (Libertines/Klaxons/Serena Maneesh).