Cryptodira have announced a two-day streaming event, which they are calling “A Storm Called Progress.” The event will include a full album performance of “The Angel Of History,” which the band recorded at Graphic Nature Audio. Fans can watch that through Twitch on May 11-12 at 4:00pm PDT / 7:00pm EDT.
Scott Acquavella commented:
“As a band that’s always done things the old fashioned way of writing, recording, and touring, pandemic life has been a particularly weird adjustment for us. Having put out a record in the middle of it, we were hellbent on finding a way to bring people closer to ‘The Angel of History‘ than anything else we’ve done before, and the answer to that was ‘A Storm Called Progress‘.
‘A Storm Called Progress‘ is centered around a live, in-studio performance of The Angel of History recorded at Graphic Nature Audio and mixed/mastered by Jamie King that will be premiered as a two day live stream event on our Twitch Channel.
From there, the following months will see a series of video releases, with each month being dedicated to a different song on the record. For each song there will be an instrumental play-through video, a deep dive lyrical analysis video, and a video cut of that individual song from the live performance to explore ‘The Angel of History‘ in a completely different context.
We weren’t content to just put out any old video performance in a sea of COVID-inspired live streams and it was important to us to release a body of work that would be engaging for listeners and creatively challenging for us, pandemic or not.”