After Rhizome (2009) and Vortex (2017) classic Prog trio Mouth release their new album ‘Floating’ on March 21 via boutique label Tonzonen Records.
Today we share the second single Distance with you. Originally Distance was planned as the first track, or exposition, of the Vortex symphony. Lyrically, the departure into a new world (the vortex) is discussed.
Mouth was formed in Cologne, Germany in 2000 as a trio, comprised of Christian Koller (vocals, guitars, occasional keyboards), Gerald Kirsch (bass) and Nick Mavridis (drums, backing vocals, keyboards). Indeed, their style is often cited as a mixture of ‘retro prog’, Krautrock, hard rock, psyche and glam rock – all together it fuses into a unique spleen often underlined with dystopian themes.
After Rhizome (2009, BluNoise Records) and Vortex (2017, BluNoise Records) the trio releases their new album Floating on Tonzonen Records. Floating sounds very different to the previous album Vortex. Its a bit like the “downside up” or the sarcastic happy contrast to the vortex world.
Floating (reprise) is the opening track and it was also the hidden track on Vortex. It perfectly fits as a bridge to connect both albums. Also the themes are still connected to the loose vortex narrative. Madbeth and Reversed are ironic songs about mad leaders. Distance was basically intended to open the Vortex album and O.T.B.Field is also referring to March Of The Clopes and Into The Light from the Vortex album. The instrumentals (Homagotago / Sunrise / Sunset) are basically Krautrock-inspired jams picking up the spirit of the old days.