Ahead of the release of their exciting new album Muses on May 11th, Spanish instrumental quartet Audiolepsia has teamed up with Arctic Drones to bring you the exclusive premiere of their new video for “Charlotte.”
For those of you that don’t know, Audiolepsia is a four-piece prog/post-rock band from Barcelona, founded in 2009. The band first caught our attention with their dynamic guitar riffing and drum work on their 2013 debut album Principio de Incertidumbre (Uncertainty Principle). They are now now getting ready to release their new album Muses next month on Aloud Music Ltd and dunk!records, and the first single “Charlotte” warms listeners up for another wild ride.
The song is a little over six minutes long and it starts off fast with energetic guitar work, and after a minute, the band kicks into a slower and nostalgic section. The Spaniards then up the pace slightly once again, leading us into the second half, marked with a more progressive touch and riffs. The video is produced by the band’s guitarist Ángel de las Heras, who used double exposure technique to superimpose images of nature on the band playing the song. Check it out below.
The strength of “Charlotte” and the entire upcoming album Muses lies in excellent song writing. The tracks keep changing and take unexpected detours, making you wonder what the band will do next—but you never feel like they are starting to wander, as they add a lot of diverse and striking ideas to keep the sound vibrant. And above all, it is overflowing with emotion.
On the track “Charlotte” and the new album Muses, Audiolepsia told us:
“We like to combine different moods in our music, and that is what we wanted to do in this song too. We’re always trying to broaden our sound and we believe our new album reflects our search and endeavors. It keeps the hallmarks of our previous album, but a wider palette of elements is present in Muses, like prog and math sounds, acoustic passages and string arrangements. We’re really excited about the end result and can’t wait to share it with listeners. There are more surprises on the record, but we thought ‘Charlotte’ would offer a glimpse into what to expect.”