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Knifeworld Found New Album Approach Liberating

04/18/2016
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(Prog) Knifeworld mainman Kavus Torabi says he felt "liberated" while recording their latest album. Bottled Out Of Eden is out on April 22 via InsideOut - and the vocalist and guitarist says he learned to stop being a "control freak" in the writing process and give the rest of the band a say in the studio.

Torabi tells Fifteen Questions: "For Bottled Out Of Eden, I almost went back to a pre-computer way of working. I knew how I wanted the songs to sound but we worked together on the arrangements. Everyone in the band has a very idiosyncratic style. For The Unravelling we'd just expanded to an octet and four of the guys were relatively new to the band.

"Some of the tunes were a few years old and I feel I was probably trying to shoehorn their styles into playing the pieces as I had imagined them. This time, I had written specifically for this band and these players, and owing to the fact that all the songs were brand new, I had far less pre-conceived ideas as to how I wanted them to sound."

He continues: "It was really liberating - for a control freak like myself - to cede a little because I trust the other guys so implicitly." here.

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