KORZO: Intuitive Mindscape

KORZO Announce Sophomore Album "Supremacy"; First Single Out Now

Ukrainian progressive / post-rock act Korzo are about to launch their second studio album ‘Supremacy‘ through Massive Sound Recordings on November 20th. In a new interview for Prog Sphere the band discusses the message they deliver with the new album, creative process behind it, influences, and more.

Define the mission of Korzo.

Korzo is a friendly and intuitive mindscape with a lot of atmosphere and progression in the music which takes it far beyond the realms of anything you might hear from bands. We are on a mission to make an atmospheric music that is not bounded by a specific genre. Each song telling a story about things that happen around.

What is the message you are trying to give with Supremacy

The message is about inner peace: “what really means is here, inside, your inner dimension.”

Korzo - Supremacy

How did you document the music while it was being formulated?

I used to write down everything that came to my mind, but now I leave only those ideas that spinning in my head for several days. Usually, I write down riffs and melodies on a recorder after which they pass selection and arrangement with musicians.

Is the dynamic flow of the pieces carefully architected?

Back in 2013, we’ve recorded our first album, which was composed basically on jams and and we didn’t think about carefully crafting every moment of the track. But when it came to recording the second album with the new line-up I took a totally different approach to carefully craft each piece of the song.

Describe the approach to recording the album.

It was a quite fast process, despite the fact that were forced to put Korzo on hold back in late 2014 due to the problems with previous label and the founder members were no interest in this project anymore, so there was no line-up at the beginning of the album recording. But in the 2016 keyboard player Johaness gave an idea to revive Korzo. So I needed to find new members in few days. Then I started to write riffs and bring all the ideas to session drummer and other musicians over the internet. So, that was a little bit different process, unlike the first album which was composed on jams. A big amount of time we spent for mixing, mastering and release stuff, so that’s why the album coming just now.

How long Supremacy was in the making?

The writing and recording of the album took us about 6 months. Then for several months, we’ve solved the issues with the album release.

Which bands or artists influenced your work on the release?

I have to mention some names like Sigur Ros, Devin Townsend, Flower Kings.

Korzo

What is your view on technology in music?

Technology is good for promotion, the social media and all the stuff, you know. But nowadays everyone who thinks that he can sing or play recording an album. There are tons of artists around, it’s like a flood and you don’t know what listen to.

Do you see your music as serving a purpose beyond music?

Well, sometimes music can help to go through the hard times. So I hope that our music makes people happy.

What are your plans for the future?

There are some ideas, which was not used in the new album, so we’re planning to record an EP and release it after the Christmas. Also, we plan to make a tour for Supremacy, but I can’t say anything more at the moment.

Hear a single “Beauty” from the upcoming album below. For more information about the band check their Facebook page.

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