New Model Army are a band who continue to thrive outside of any singular genre. Throughout their long and storied career, they have taken the road less travelled, shunning fame and instead, with each successive album, pushing boundaries of creativity.
It is the same music-first approach that has led to this year’s “Sinfonia”. Recorded at Tempodrom, Berlin on July 15th 2022, with Sinfonia Leipzig and conducted by Cornelius During, it may seem like an obvious evolution, however, in true New Model Army style they have broken the barriers between band and orchestra, redefining that relationship and defying expectation. All songs have been arranged for orchestra by long-time friend and guest violinist Shir-Ran Yinon, who, in collaboration with the band, created something unique but staying true to New Model Army.
The show opens with the fully orchestral ‘Overture’, but from the initial notes of ‘Devil’s Bargain’ to the closing of ‘Wonderful Way To Go’, it is a journey through vital and visceral music, elevating the songs with power and sensitivity and resulting in an album subverting the expectations of the well-trodden path between rock bands and orchestras. New Model Army’s music lends itself perfectly to this fresh interpretation without losing its individuality. Experimentation without compromise is a hallmark of New Model Army, and one of the primary reasons they are respected and revered.
“Sinfonia” will become available as a double-CD hardcover Mediabook, triple 180g vinyl gatefold, digital download and streaming. All first print CD and vinyl LP editions will include the full show on DVD.
A strictly limited earBOOK edition with double CD, DVD, Blu-ray, 80-page book and an exclusive bonus CD with 8 songs from the band’s SO36 show in Berlin on July 17th 2022, as well as various bundles will become available via an exclusive direct to consumer web shop.
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