𝗜𝗹𝗹𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻 (Official Audio) taken from the very special concert film, ATLANTIS. Order ATLANTIS now: https://lnk.to/SoenATLANTIS
The perfect way for Soen to celebrate a decade together; ATLANTIS was created within the mystic and magical confines of Atlantis Grammofon Studio in Stockholm, Sweden, which has seen a wide range of international artists record, from Quincy Jones to Lenny Kravitz to Green Day. Formerly a movie house in 1941, it went on to become Metronome Studio (during which time ABBA was born) before becoming Atlantis Grammofon in 1983.
Filmed and recorded on December 10th 2021, Martin Lopez (drums & percussion), Joel Ekelöf (lead vocals), Lars Enok Åhlund (guitars & piano), Cody Lee Ford (lead guitar) and Oleksii “Zlatoyar” Kobel (bass) worked together with an 8-piece orchestra to reinterpret and rediscover fresh energy and elements in classic Soen songs, such as “Antagonist”, “Monarch”, “Jinn” and “Lucidity”, as well as introducing a stunning interpretation of Slipknot’s deeply dark meditation on darkness rejecting love, “Snuff”. The end result of this 80 minutes performance is some remarkable new aural refractions of Soen’s greatest material for fans to absorb and enjoy. As has always been the way with Soen: the deepest dives yield the greatest treasures.
ATLANTIS was recorded by David Castillo and Iñaki Marconi, mixed by Castillo, and mastered by Tony Lindgren. The performance was filmed and directed by George Laycock from the bespoke British production house Blacktide Phonic/Visual. ATLANTIS is available as a DVD-CD with bonus footage, a Double 12” Limited Edition Vinyl, Long Form Video, Digital Download and Streaming.
“‘ATLANTIS’ undeniably proves that SOEN’s music can be as breathtaking, poignant and ultimately beautiful in an acoustic live setting as it is imposing, crunching and thunderous in their studio releases. These guys are truly masters of combining emotion and strength, power and atmosphere in their own unique way” – SONIC PERSPECTIVES
“ATLANTIS is a deep dive into SOEN’s artistic soul” – A&P REACTS
“Intimate, prog and atmospheric” – ROCK HARD ITALY
“Not so much a different spin but emphatically one that adds a new and enlightening perspective and dimension to the Soen catalogue” – POWER PLAY
“Starring on ‘Atlantis’ is guitarist Cody Lee Ford, who comes up with one beautiful solo after another.” – AARDSHOK
The additional orchestral musicians and contributors on ATLANTIS are:
Stefan Stenberg, Double Bass
Joakim Simonsson, Piano and Organ
Karin Liljenberg, Violin 1
Andreas Forsman, Violin 2
Erik Holm, Viola
Cecilia Linné, Cello
Johanna Börjesson, Vocals
Therése Börjesson, Vocals
Technical support: Dan Wahlbeck
Drum tech: Rickard Gustafsson
Sound support: Niclas Lindström
Soen wish to thank them deeply for their immense contribution to this performance.
SOEN – Official YouTube Channel
Joel Ekelöf – Vocals
Martin Lopez – Drums
Lars Enok Åhlund – Keyboards and Guitar
Oleksii “Zlatoyar” Kobel – Bass
Cody Ford – Lead Guitar