Work Of Art

Tue
20
Jan

One On One With Mitch Lafon - WORK OF ART

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On this episode of One On One With Mitch Lafon: interviews with Robert Säll and Herman Furin of Swedish band Work Of Art as well as the brother of KISS guitarist Tommy Thayer, John Thayer. John discusses his latest album (the Laurel Street EP), talks about his music, speaks with pride about his brother Tommy and addresses the issue of the 'Spaceman' makeup. The members of WORK OF ART discuss their career up to now, the brilliant new album FRAMEWORK, Robert talks about his side-project W.E.T. with Eclipse's Erik Mårtensson and singer Jeff Scott Soto. Russ Dwarf of the Killer Dwarfs co-hosts.

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Fri
19
Sep

WORK OF ART - Framework (Review)

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99%
Produced By: 
Work Of Art
Running Time: 
46
Release Date: 
September 19
Released: 
Worldwide
Musical Style: 
AOR / Melodic Rock
Score: 
99
Label: 
Frontiers
Artist: 
 
Track after track after track of simply glorious classic AOR that is written and recorded so perfectly that the album sounds timeless. It could have been released as easily in 1987 as it is today.
 
Like many others following this scene, Work Of Art are part of the new era of classic melodic rock artists. They deliver the best of yesterday, wrapped up in the production and songwriting values of today.
Their first two albums were both wonderful, but I can’t help but feel that they have truly found their own unique groove here.
Yes, the band’s sound is familiar and comparisons to Toto and others can safely be made. But the guys continue to walk their own path.
Framework is, I think, their most accomplished work to date and their most unique.
This album sees the guys turn up the guitars a little and mix the keyboards a little less prominently – but don’t fear – there are several layers of keys in each and every track. That sound is still fundamental to the band’s texture.
 
The album is also a more uptempo and fast moving affair. It rocks along at a positively cracking pace at times, but all the while still remaining 100% AOR.
Drummer Hermin Furin is the backbone of a stronger sound here, with Robert Sall delivering his best guitar work to date and dare I say it, the most fluent keyboards also.
Vocalist Lars Safsund is in immaculate voice. His tone and style is what I describe as the perfect AOR voice.
 
The opening track is quite simply AOR gold. Time To Let Go is joyous, catchy as hell, uplifting and a lessen to all in songwriting 101.
How Will I Know continues the fast pace and delivers more glorious hooks and melodies. AOR perfection.
The harder hitting and darker Shout Till You Wake Up is where the band shows their growth as a unit. The song features a nice progressive, moody style that suits them so well. Another killer chorus and keyboards everywhere adds to the delight.
And the mid-late song passage of Toto-esque prog/pop is pure brilliance.  
Can't Let Go sees the band delivering another glorious AOR anthem, much akin to the sound of the debut, but with more guitars. Impossibly catchy and fast moving.
 
Next up are two harder hitting guitar tracks, both sending out messages to a couple of people I’m glad I’m not! How Do You Sleep At Night is yet another fast flowing, highly addictive AOR anthem with an angry heart. I don’t know how these guys do it. Awesome.
Over The Line calls out someone for their lies and bullshit, yet in a supremely catchy, anthemic, classic AOR way. How could you ask for more? The song’s chorus is just so instant.
 
The Machine sees the guys crank the guitars up one notch further – this is almost a W.E.T style rocker to start, but the big keyboard presence makes it classic Work Of Art. Yet another catchy chorus and fast moving AOR gem.
Hold On To Love is the first point of the album where things seemingly take a breather. Good thing too! This is a happy go lucky breezy Westcoast style song showing the band’s lighter side.
Time for a big sentimental ballad? The opening passage says yes, but then bang! We’re away with another high tempo melodic rocker. And unbelievably, Natalie is yet another killer tune with another big anthemic chorus.
The Turning Point continues the frantic pace, even after the Toto-esque intro.
My Waking Dream closes the album on a lighter note. This is a dreamy, moody ballad with a lot of vocal layering and a definite change of pace from the rest of the album. It’s a perfect closer.
 
The best part of this album is the ability of the guys to create so many wonderful tracks, yet keep things different throughout the album.
There is not much change to the sound you know and love, yet this album feels more diverse than ever. It’s certainly the band’s most instant record of their career so far.
I found the first two albums required more concentrated listening to delve into the layers beneath the surface. These songs seem so amazingly instant, yet those unravelling layers are still there to ensure continued interest after many many hours of playtime.
 
I’ve been thrashing this album for weeks and my enjoyment has not diminished one little bit.
It’s glorious!
It’s essential.
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Fri
12
Sep

WORK OF ART - Framework (Showcase)

Artist: 
Framework
Produced By: 
Work Of Art
Release Date: 
September 19
Released: 
Worldwide
Genre: 
AOR
 
“Framework” is the anticipated third album from the Swedish trio WORK OF ART. A release which has been in the works for more than one year and a half, but finally gets unleashed to the hungry legions of fans that this band has been able to build after just 2 albums.
 
WORK OF ART debuted in February 2008 with the release of “Artwork”.  Coming out of nowhere, the album immediately struck a chord with Melodic Rock lovers all around the world. With a sound inspired by such band as Toto, Giant & Journey, WORK OF ART quickly established themselves as one of the most promising newcomers in the genre. Soon after WOA guitar player and main composer Robert Sall joined W.E.T, the band project with Jeff Scott Soto and Erik Martensson from Eclipse, thus being immediately catapulted in the stardom of the genre!
 
As a consequence of this, expectations for the follow up “In Progress” were sky high. Work of Art managed to live up to that, entering the Swedish album charts on the week of release at number 30! The next step for the band was to start performing live on stage which they did for the first time in Madrid, Spain in January 2012 and was followed by several other shows in several other European countries.
 
“Framework” is therefore the logical next step: an album which encompasses all that Work of Art managed to create until now, offering another bunch of unforgettable songs with soaring melodies (courtesy of singer Lars Säfsund) and amazing instrumental prowess (offered by Robert and Herman). Overall this is certainly Work of Art’s most up-tempo and straight ahead album so far, but – as it should be – some unbelievable softer moments are there as well!
 
Get WORK OF ART live in action during the fall in Europe and the USA (Melodicrock Fest in Chicago)!
 
WORK OF ART:
Lars Säfsund – vocals
Robert Säll – guitars, keyboards
Herman Furin - drums
  
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Thu
11
Sep

WORK OF ART Debut Video 'Can't Let Go' From Album 'Framework'

Artist: 
WORK OF ART’s third album is finally ready!
« Framework » to be released in September on Frontiers
 
Frontiers Records is excited to announce the release of the long awaited third album from Swedish melodic rockers WORK OF ART entitled “Framework” on September 19th in Europe and September 22nd in North America.
 
Here is the exclusive premiere of the new song "Can't Let Go" -
 

 
“Framework” comes 3 years after the release of “In Progress”, an album that solidified WORK OF ART’s reputation as one of the most talented newcomers in the Melodic Rock genre. Drawing comparisons from such bands as Toto, Giant and JourneyWORK OF ART literally came from nowhere when in 2008 their debut album “Artwork” hit the streets and catapulted them into the stardom of the genre!
 
“After our last record was released, we started to play live for the first time” says main composer and guitar player Robert Säll. ”It really brought us together in a whole new way and kind of revitalized the band. From there, the decision to make a new album was more or less a no brainer. So really, the inspiration for this new album came from playing live and from meeting all the wonderful fans!”
 
The new album was written and recorded in a time frame of about one year and a half and is the logical next step after “In Progress”. “Framework” musically encompasses all that WORK OF ART managed to create until now, offering another bunch of unforgettable songs with soaring melodies (courtesy of the golden throat of singer Lars Säfsund) and amazing instrumental prowess (offered by Robert Säll and drummer Herman Furin). Overall this is certainly WORK OF ART’s most up-tempo and straight ahead album so far, but – as it should be – some unbelievable softer moments are there as well!
 
“I think it safe to say that, style wise, this album continues in the footsteps of our previous two albums. We tried to stretch our sound a little though, some heavier songs and some softer songs” continues Robert.
 
By popular demand WORK OF ART debuted live in Madrid, Spain in January 2012. When asked if WORK OF ART will be following up the new release with a proper tour, Robert Säll answers: “We will certainly try to gig as much as possible. We're already in discussion with several different promoters and then of course, we'll be playing at Melodicrock Fest in Chicago in October!”
 
A trailer of the album can be enjoyed via this link: http://youtu.be/uN0z6XuLGNA
 
Framework” includes the following tracks: Time To Let Go ; How Will I Know?; Can’t Let Go ; How Do You Sleep At Night?; Over The Line ; The Machine ; Hold On To Love ; Natalie;  The Turning Point ; My Waking Dream.
 
Weblinks:
 
WORK OF ART :
Lars Säfsund – vocals
Robert Säll – guitars, keyboards
Herman Furin – drums
 
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Thu
04
Sep

WORK OF ART: "Framework" Limited 12" Vinyl Edition Announced

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WORK OF ART: "FRAMEWORK" LIMITED 12" VINYL EDITION ANNOUNCED

Inner Wound Recordings are proud to announce the release of a limited 12" vinyl edition of the WORK OF ART album "Framework". A deal was inked with Frontiers Records, and the release dates are set to November 7th for Europe and December 2nd for North America. The edition is strictly limited to 500 copies worldwide and includes an insert with lyrics.

"Framework" is available for pre-ordering at the Inner Wound Store: http://www.innerwound.bigcartel.com

Track listing

Side A
01. Time To Let Go
02. How Will I know?
03. The Machine
04. Can't Let Go
05. The Turning Point
06. Over The Line

Side B
01. How Do You Sleep At Night?
02. Shout 'Till You Wake Up
03. Hold On To Love
04. Natalie
05. My Waking Dream

For more information: http://www.innerwound.com

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Wed
23
Jul

WORK OF ART - Framework (Pre-View)

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Since their arrival on the scene, Sweden’s WORK OF ART have built a strong dedicated fan base based on their classic old-meets-new AOR sound that shows you can still move forward while carrying a classic sound.
I’ve got great news for fans. Their third album Framework is an absolute joy and might just be their best work yet.
 
Quite simply this is a fabulous record once again packed with great songs, intelligent arrangements and some blindly good songs.
The YouTube teaser previewed just two songs – Time To Let Go and Can’t Let Go, but there is another 9 tracks of equal appeal.
 
The band has at times been compared to Toto, and on a song like Shout Till You Wake Up, you’ll hear these guys take on Toto’s heaviest progressive sound.
 
And on Over The Line, the band delivers their most instant anthem yet.
 
Framework has a heavier edge to it, more prominent guitars throughout, but still drenched in keyboards and sweet harmonies. And I truly believe these are some of the band’s most instantly likable songs.
 
There’s a lot to look forward to with Framework come September 19 – Just in time for their debut USA live performance at MelodicRockFest – October 3 in Chicago (www.melodicrockfest.com)!
 
 

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Fri
11
Jul

WORK OF ART Third Album Framework to be Released in September on Frontiers

Artist: 
WORK OF ART’s third album is finally ready!
« Framework » to be released in September on Frontiers
 
Frontiers Records is excited to announce the release of the long awaited third album from Swedish melodic rockers WORK OF ART entitled “Framework” on September 19th in Europe and September 22nd in North America.
 
“Framework” comes 3 years after the release of “In Progress”, an album that solidified WORK OF ART’s reputation as one of the most talented newcomers in the Melodic Rock genre. Drawing comparisons from such bands as Toto, Giant and Journey, WORK OF ART literally came from nowhere when in 2008 their debut album “Artwork” hit the streets and catapulted them into the stardom of the genre!
 
“After our last record was released, we started to play live for the first time” says main composer and guitar player Robert Säll. ”It really brought us together in a whole new way and kind of revitalized the band. From there, the decision to make a new album was more or less a no brainer. So really, the inspiration for this new album came from playing live and from meeting all the wonderful fans!”
 
The new album was written and recorded in a time frame of about one year and a half and is the logical next step after “In Progress”. “Framework” musically encompasses all that WORK OF ART managed to create until now, offering another bunch of unforgettable songs with soaring melodies (courtesy of the golden throat of singer Lars Säfsund) and amazing instrumental prowess (offered by Robert Säll and drummer Herman Furin). Overall this is certainly WORK OF ART’s most up-tempo and straight ahead album so far, but – as it should be – some unbelievable softer moments are there as well!
 
“I think it safe to say that, style wise, this album continues in the footsteps of our previous two albums. We tried to stretch our sound a little though, some heavier songs and some softer songs” continues Robert.
 
By popular demand WORK OF ART debuted live in Madrid, Spain in January 2012. When asked if WORK OF ART will be following up the new release with a proper tour, Robert Säll answers: “We will certainly try to gig as much as possible. We're already in discussion with several different promoters and then of course, we'll be playing at Melodicrock Fest in Chicago in October!”
 
A trailer of the album can be enjoyed via this link: http://youtu.be/uN0z6XuLGNA
 
Framework” includes the following tracks: Time To Let Go ; How Will I Know?; Can’t Let Go ; How Do You Sleep At Night?; Over The Line ; The Machine ; Hold On To Love ; Natalie;  The Turning Point ; My Waking Dream.
 
Weblinks:
 
WORK OF ART :
Lars Säfsund – vocals
Robert Säll – guitars, keyboards
Herman Furin – drums
 
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