Next week, long-running Swedish post-rock collective pg.lost will unveil the eclectic wares of their fifth full-length, Versus. Stream the new song “Off The Beaten Path” today!
pg.lost is a band of many directions and Versus is a true post-rock masterpiece, an album loaded with great melancholy, heaviness, and catchy musical ideas delivered in an incredible mass of sound. It’s sometimes easy to forget that there are only four people creating these vast orchestral landscapes.
The sound of pg.lost is throbbing with great melancholy, but there’s also a certain element of dirty rock ‘n’ roll found deep within, as in the crushingly heavy closing section of monumental opening track “Ikaros,” in the distorted bass line kicking off the second movement, “Off The Beaten Path,” or in the huge roomy drum sound in general.
The band bought their own studio just before the recordings of Versus, which made the recording process both easier and more difficult. “It’s easy to play around too much when you don’t have studio time that is costing money,” comments guitarist Gustav Almberg.