Sofa Surfers — Superluminal
superluminal /ˌsuːpəˈluːmɪn(ə)l/ adjective having a speed greater than that of light.
– origin 1950s: from super- + L. lumen, lumin- 'a light' + -al.
"fix you in the now - like fog in a field, can't see whats coming so you'll just have to feel superluminal"
Singer Mani Obeya´s words in the title track lay out the pace for Sofa Surfers´ 6th album: Confusion is all around our lives. The sheer amount of data and the lack of filters in a poly centred, globalized world makes us feel overwhelmed and disorientated.
The tools of society to sustain humanity - namely empathy, solidarity, democracy - need to catch up with these technological, economic and political transformations. Our lives have to be newly organized within these new parameters. But how can musicians and artists react on these fast changes around us?
The ever searching sound collective opened up once again to find an additional mind and voice in Jonny Sass, a young Vienna based vocalist with US-American roots, who puts his extra flavours over a view songs of the album and adds some extra colour in blending together with singer/dancer Mani Obeya to create distinct harmonies and the most song crafted efforts Sofa Surfers have produced so far.
The lyrics/vocals add meaning to beauty, poetry to melodies, content to sound and so the Sofa Surfers songs on SUPERLUMINAL became both outspoken and poetic comments to our fast changing times.
A glimpse of light shines even through the darkest moments of this melancholic brooding, sometimes even psychedelic album. As if the band members decided to withstand the pressure of our present time in search for beauty in dark places, SUPERLUMINAL became a kaleidoscope of the band’s extensive sound endeavours.
|Mouthwatering Records (Switzerland)
|Prolog, Andreas (Switzerland)
|Miooow, Wolfgang (World)