This Celestial Engine

2024 CD release

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OSLO, NORWAY — This Celestial Engine, an exciting new project that fuses the talents of three remarkable musicians from diverse musical backgrounds, announce the release of their debut album in January 2024. Featuring the extraordinary lineup of drummer Ted Parsons (Swans, Prong, Godflesh, Killing Joke, Jesu), bassist Dave Sturt (Gong, Steve Hillage Band, Bill Nelson), and keyboardist Roy Powell (InterStatic, Anthony Braxton, Mumpbeak with Bill Laswell), the album delivers a unique blend of experimental ambient avant-jazz rock improvisation.

Hailing from various corners of the globe, these seasoned musicians found their creative synergy in the vibrant city of Oslo, Norway, where they united their talents to form This Celestial Engine. The resulting collaboration has given birth to a sound that is nothing short of otherworldly, transcending the boundaries of conventional music genres.

Ted Parsons, a force to be reckoned with in the world of heavy music, brings his extensive experience to the project. Having contributed his powerful drumming to iconic bands such as Swans, Prong, Godflesh, Killing Joke, and Jesu, Parsons' rhythmical prowess is an integral part of This Celestial Engine's sonic landscape.

Dave Sturt, known for his pioneering work in sound design and fretless bass playing, is a key figure in numerous art rock and progressive bands. With a rich musical history that includes Gong, The Steve Hillage Band, Bill Nelson, and Jade Warrior, Sturt adds a unique dimension to the band's sound. His accomplishments in film scoring and album production further highlight his multifaceted talents.

Roy Powell, a UK-born musician now residing in Norway, brings his eclectic musical journey to This Celestial Engine. A member of acclaimed groups like InterStatic, Mumpbeak with Bill Laswell
and Naked Truth, Powell has collaborated with some of the brightest minds in the music industry. His keyboard wizardry and innovative approach to composition are vital components of the band's experimental sound.

This Celestial Engine's debut album is a testament to the remarkable chemistry between these three musicians. Through freely improvised sessions, they have crafted compositions that are surprisingly coherent, taking listeners on a sonic journey through uncharted territories. Fans of avant-garde, experimental rock and ambient music can look forward to a groundbreaking release that pushes the boundaries of musical exploration. Prepare to embark on a sonic voyage like no other with This Celestial Engine. 


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Brand Discus Music

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