Beyond the Visible Light" is their debut album, self-released in January 2014. Fairly innovative instrumental progressive rock is what Ovrfwrd provides us with on their debut album "Beyond the Visible Light". The debut album by the Minneapolis band Ovrfwrd might not have been so impressive had the session gone as planned. But the 11th-hour loss of their vocalist (a literal loss: he never showed up at the recording studio) was a blessing in disguise to the embryonic group, suddenly reconfigured as a much stronger instrumental quartet. Bands like Ovrfwrd express the higher ideals of Progressive Rock by honoring the adventurous spirit of the early 1970s, but in a modern vernacular more genuinely progressive than Prog.
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OVRFWRD is a four piece instrumental band born out of equal parts fate, happenstance and the desire for a high quality, complex sound nd guitarist Mark Ilaug founded the group along with bassist Kyle Lund and keyboardist Chris Malmgren in 2012. They set out to define "band" in a new way, weaving a tapestry of rock, progressive, and jazz, challenging musical boundaries and the standard genres. The music of OVRFWRD has been described as "A cinematic journey, requiring attentive ears and patient listening.
Beyond the Visible Light is their debut release containing five varied tunes that showcase the strengths of each musician. Most of the tunes have multiple movements and shifts in rhythm and emotion. The quality of the music is superb and what you would expect from a mature band. Their music brings together elements of jazz, heavy metal, and progressive rock to create an enjoyable listening experience without resorting to dissonance and or aggressive metal antics. The first song, Can We Keep the Elephant, has an engaging rhythm with many different hard prog rock changes.
There is also a band/artist picture, the discography on CD, albums on vinyl (LP), DVD along with artist information and biography. OVRFWRD is a Minneapolis, MN based instrumental progressive rock band formed in late 2012. Studio Releases 3. 2014 - Beyond the Visible Light. 2015 - Fantasy Absent Reason. 2018 - Blurring The Lines. a democracy manifest. Live Releases 1. 2018 - Occupations of Uninhabited Space.
Beyond The Visible Light is the debut album of OVRFWRD, a four-piece American band with a weird name that can hardly be pronounced. However, if I had to I would say 'over forward', since it seems that all vowels have been left out. Anyway, this new band comprises of Mark Ilang (electric and acoustic guitars), Kyle Lund (bass), Rikki Davenport (drums, percussion) and Chris Malmgren (keyboards) and they came about literally by chance. Together they wrote the five songs on this CD, which was mastered by Bruce Templeton. It's not easy to pigeon-hole the music of OVRFWRD .
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