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Final Coil - Somnambulant II

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    “Innocent sleep. Sleep that soothes away all our worries. Sleep that puts each day to rest. Sleep that relieves the weary labourer and heals hurt minds. Sleep, the main course in life's feast, and the most nourishing.”
    – Macbeth, W.Shakespeare

    Behind the curtain of sleep we live a parallel life, one oft forgotten when dawn’s grey light suffuses the sky. Within the realms of dream we walk familiar paths through a land rearranged, crossing boundaries impassable in our waking hours. Impossible love flourishes and monsters, easily dismissed under the sun, show their teeth. Endless possibilities as far as the sleeping eye can see, in a world without limits or reason.

    Throughout the last eighteen months, with the waking world cradled in the suffocating embrace of sickness and so many connections between us severed, Final Coil turned their gaze inwards. They explored their own music, reliving the moments they found there and discovering new, untaken turnings. They peered down overgrown roads and dusty tracks and found places that their music could have gone, songs that it could have become, like the sounds from dreams. Carefully they drew these dream songs out into the world, bringing them to life and creating beautiful reflections from a magic mirror. Somnambulant II, named as a successor to the band’s experimental 2014 EP Somnambulant, is a reimagining of some of Final Coil’s most remarkable songs. The likes of ‘Imaginary Trip’ from the critically acclaimed The World We Left Behind For Others, or ‘Corruption’ from dynamic debut album Persistence Of Memory, have been reborn. Each song is utterly new, with just a silver thread of familiarity binding it to its original incarnation, immersed in an aura of twilight and secrets. Somnambulant II is the Final Coil you would find in your dreams; the same, but wonderfully different.

    Despite its initial status as an experiment, or a whimsical journey into uncharted territories, such is the subtle power of Somnambulant II that it is destined to become one of the most highly regarded entries in the stunning Final Coil canon. Indefinable and as difficult to pin down as quicksilver, describing Somnambulant II is like trying to convey the emotional magnitude of a dream as it fades into wisps of colour and frozen stills. When Wormholedeath open the gates of ivory and bone on December 10th, allowing this incredible release to drift amongst us, grasp it if you can...hold it close and never let it go.

    Genre: Post Rock/Progressive Rock
    For fans of: The Pineapple Thief | Anathema | Oh Hiroshima| Explosions In The Sky

    Phil Stiles - Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Synths and Programming
    Richard Awdry - Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Vocals and Programming
    Jola Stiles - Bass Guitar & Flute


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