Soup - Remedies ( Gold & solid black vinyl mixed)
180G Gold & solid black mixed, CD included.
Cover photos by Lasse Hoile
Layout by Håvard Gjelseth
If You live outside Norway it will cost a lot less to buy this version through Stickman Records.
April 31th 2018, Remedies won both “Indie/Alt.Rock Album of the Year” and “Album art / Photography of the Year” at the 16th annual Independent Music Awards, hosted at the Lincoln Center for Performing Arts in NYC.»
With this album, Soup dives into a more jam oriented landscape, experimenting with 1970's prog elements, mixing it with the established soup sound: dynamic, melancholic and melodic. Produced by Paul Savage
«Remedies is Soup’s fifth studio album, and has been a musical journey a bit different from the previous ones. Remedies has in many ways allowed for the band to contribute collectively with the songwriting, resulting in a more jam based and celestial record. It shows that it’s vision of becoming a jam based band - and psychedelic parts of 1970’s prog scene rings true. Paul Savage, producer and engineer, connected with this vision and put an emphasis to it. Working with a variety of bands, like Mogwai and Franz Ferdinand, Savage obviously has an adaptive ear, and was also able to join in on songs of the more «traditional» soup sounding character. Making a product that sounds consistent is always a challenge, but like with the previous soup albums Remedies is a solid piece of work. No loose ends and no fillers. Some would say that Remedies is a dark album, and in many ways they would be right. It is not a happy clapper, and with references to the gloomy corners of the human psyche it’s lyrics brings further support to this. You could argue that the album has been a therapeutic journey, serving as an outlet for more than one interpersonal (and personal) issue. Still there is a sense of hope to it, like with the album’s final track Something Like Home, communicating strongly, especially in its melodies, about the melancholic, yet hopeful nature of the human mind. Remedies has become an interesting piece of the puzzle with regards to Soup’s development as a band, and is surely an album we are proud of.
As for the visuals, our loyal friend over the last ten years Lasse Hoile got to work his magic. Like he’s done with artists like Steven Wilson and Porcupine Tree, Hoile set to strengthen the audio visual bond, making the album more of an «experience». We are thrilled to be working with him once again, and must say that his efforts this time were extraordinary.