After four years in the making, Oslo-based MESSIER 16 unbinds their debut album “iota”. Lotus is the second single off their record and released April 30th.
You can listen “Lotus” here:
Inspired by bands like ColdWorld, Opeth and Emperor, as well as Stravinsky, Steve Reich and Jon Hopkins, “iota” is a difficult album to place, but an easy album to embrace. It’s a musical heat blanket of extreme metal, contemporary classical, and earnest choral elements.
All music written by Jonas Ulrik Eide, founder of the band, with the exception of the opening track, written by Alexander Scriabin, and played by the pianist Eirik Haug Stømner. There’s an orchestra piece played by Trondheim Symphony Orchestra.
01. Scriabin: 12 Etudes,
Op. 8, No. 11 in B-Flat Minor