"Bravo" is the debut full-length studio album by Norwegian rock act Gazpacho. Gazpacho did absolutely everything themselves on Bravo: from writing, recording, production, mixing, manufacturing, mastering and graphic design. Everything was carfully planned and worked on to the nearest detail. Nonetheless, there are over 17 people contributing to the making of this album, all being within the circle of friends and having the belief in what Gazpacho do (and asking them politely for a favour..). No session players, no rented extra’s, no agencies. They share one common thing: they love music.
"When Earth Lets Go" is the 2nd full-length studio album by Norwegian rock act Gazpacho. The debut album "Bravo (2003)" attracted the attention of Marillion, who offered Gazpacho the support slot on their 31-date European "Marbles (2004)" tour which ran through 11 countries. Before going on tour with Marillion, Gazpacho opted to record and release "When Earth Lets Go", to have more material to chose from for their setlist.
The music on "When Earth Lets Go" more or less continue the semi-progressive rock style of it´s predecessor and as such it feels like a very natural successor to "Bravo (2003)". The warm, emotional and melancholic vocals by lead vocalist Jan H. Ohme are still the center of attention but the rest of the band also deliver a pleasant and warm backing…
Firebird was the first Gazpacho album to be launched under a label, Intact Records (later reissued by Kscope). On Firebird, Gazpacho kept faithful to melancholy-filled artistic music with it’s somewhat serious themes, but also renewed themselves with a rougher edge and a fuller soundpicture. Appearing on Firebird is none other than Marillion’s guitar legend Steve Rothery contributing with stunning melodic guitars in ‘Do you know what you are saying?’. Firebird marked the fact Gazpacho managed to release 3 albums in 3 years, an achievement any full time band would be proud of, however Gazpacho members all have full time jobs.
Inspired by the true story of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's infamous plane crash in the Libyan desert and the epic trek he and his co-pilot undertook in search of help, Gazpacho's followup to the classic Night isn't as impressive as a cohesive concept piece, but it does show the band in the act of diversifying their sound a little. For instance, opening number Desert Flight is heavier and rockier than anything on Night, and shows a bit of a Muse influence creeping into the music. It's another convincing piece from Gazpacho which is enough to convince that the musical growth seen on Night wasn't a mere fluke.
For this 2016 release the album has been fully remixed.
Classic Rock Prog have described it as a "thrilling example of how this band combine straightforward songwriting with subtly layered arrangements and gently executed dynamic shifts' before going on to state that it is 'an album that hides its depth, grit and versatility behind a disarming mist of frailty, but with immense emotional weight, making every gorgeously sorrowful moment count… aside from marvelling at the sheer beauty of the whole thing, you may find yourself feeling both exhausted and curiously uplifted as the last chords die away."
Gazpacho’s 2014 studio release "Demon" comprises four songs based on "the mad ramblings left behind by an unknown tenant in an apartment in Prague". Delving deep within the demon that possessed the inhabitant and exploring the evil he has caused and all that he is capable of, the album continues the rich vein of inventive storytelling and ambitious music that typified the celebrated "March Of Ghosts" release.
"Molok" the follow up to their acclaimed 2014 album Demon sees the band continue to push the boundaries for creating the most complicated and strangest concepts for a record while simultaneously becoming the first band ever who are actively trying to destroy the universe with their album.
One of the most striking features of the music crafted by Gazpacho are the vocals. While a lot is going on, the soaring, light toned lead vocals is an aspect of this band that makes an immediate impact, and that you do tend to focus on no matter what else is happening…
Known for their distinctive art rock that balances tense and beautiful arrangements, sinister and soulful melodic lines, Gazpacho’s Soyuz furthers their experimental output. A band who are used to seizing headlines with bizarre stories, including The Independent (UK) branding Molok as “An album that could destroy the world”, Gazpacho have a holistic approach to the album writing process, imbuing each with a captivating concept. The themes of Soyuz were born from the idea of how beautiful moments pass and cannot be “saved for later”, so within Soyuz are interconnected tales of people and lives “frozen in time”. Taking inspiration from a multitude of eras and subject matters, including the doomed Russian space capsule Soyuz and its iconic captain Komarov; the Tibetan Buddhist funeral practice in “Sky Burial”; the inclusion of the oldest recording of the human voice from 1860 and the Hans Christian Andersen inspired “Emperor Bespoke”.
Reissue of the classic album Gazpacho 2007 in the form of digibook. On the second disc contains three songs from the original album in a concert performance recorded in Gloria Theater in Cologne, during a tour March Of Ghosts. For this reissue of the group re-recorded drums and vocals in a few places where there are distortions original recording. Remastered held in Cutting Room studios in Stockholm.