From Erlend Viken, the songwriter of the Norwegian post/art rock group Soup, comes the second GIANTSKY album. Alternative, indie, progressive, experimental, electronic - Viken is a master in traversing stylistic boundaries while crafting cinematic and deeply moving epics.
Norwegian art-rock act GIANTSKY have expanded their universe, delivering a highly ambitious sophomore double album. Creating a fusion of electronic, ambient, and grunge elements, Giant Sky II honors both the album format and its ambassadors. Praised by critics and listeners worldwide, their debut album received a warm welcome and its vinyl edition sold out in just a few hours.
Curiously pitched as a union between Mogwai and Nick Drake making the new Blade Runner soundtrack with Tame Impala – the bar of reference is set high for this newish Norwegian project. True to the "Soup sound", GIANTSKY has created an album that is both dynamic and melancholic. The band cites influences such as Sufjan Stevens, The Postal Service, Sigur Rós, GY!BE, Edvard Grieg and Linda Perhacs.
Joining Viken, the founder and head of the band, are collaborating musicians from Trondheim Symphonic Orchestra, Combos, WZRD, Motorpsycho, Hanne Mjøen and more. Giant Sky II lives up to its lofty descriptors and delivers another trip to space and back in your headphones.