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Now Hear This: Wobbler | Dwellers of the Deep

I'm getting caught up on the good albums that have come out lately. Like this one.


THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE:Wobbler’s fifth offering is an exciting blend of carefully planned and jammed material that encompasses everything the band has done up to now. Dwellers of the Deep consists of four distinctive pieces and is a broad looking glass into Wobbler’s creative whims and playful exuberance. The album showcases the band´s mastery of dynamics and flow, with passages and themes veering from the scenic and serene to the downright rocking.

The lyrical themes on the album deals with human emotion, and the ongoing struggle between juxtaposed forces within the psyche. An introspective voyage among the realms of memories, feelings and instincts, where the light is brighter, and the dark is darker. The concepts of wonder, longing and desperation permeates the histories told, and the currents from the deep are ever present.

Say the band: “If you enjoyed From Silence to Somewhere and want the same all over again, you’ll be disappointed, to a certain degree at least. Although, it’s most recognisably Wobbleresque. On the other hand, it’s an impressionistic take on a late 2020 that nobody expected. So maybe you need it. Not that we planned it that way. We only knew that we couldn’t do Silence all over again. Indeed, some material goes all the way back to 2013, but mostly the all-band compositions were made between 2017 and 2019, before we finally entered the studio for a long recording period.

The recording sessions were somewhat shaped partially by what was happening during the first months of Covid-19. In a very Decameronesque way, we sent “histories” to each other from our hermitages, while the plague waited in the shadows outside. It contributed to a sense of meaningful gravity, making it crucial that the task at hand be fulfilled with our most sincere and unparalleled endeavours.

The final track, Merry Macabre, is a 19-minute suite taking the listener through aspects of the darker sides of Wobbler’s sound. Merry Macabre probably sums up what we wanted to express this time around; songs with a weirder tint, an experimental, almost impressionist splitting of themes that at the same time provides a larger frame. And some parts are just Wobblerian rock ’n’ roll.”