Penny Dreadful

Pilgrimage

Formats:
Gatefold LP Vinyl Ltd.
Gatefold LP Vinyl Red Color Ltd.
CD Card Sleeve Ltd.
Condition:
New
New
New
Media:
Mint
Mint
Mint
Sleeve:
Mint
Mint
Mint
Cat No:
LM002B
LM002C
LM002CD
Availability:
In Stock
In Stock
In Stock
Price:
17.00 €
22.00 €
10.00 €
Description:

Pilgrimage is the second LP by the Greek r’n’r band PENNY DREADFUL. It was released in 2017 on the band’s own label, Lenin’s Modem. It is available as a CD and as a gatefold sleeve vinyl album (black and transparent red vinyl). The first edition of the vinyl album is limited to 300 copies, only. Without forming a concept album, it deals with the long and laborious journey to a shrine or other location of importance to a person’s beliefs and faith. However, once the devotee gets there, he finds out that his whole effort was in vain, for there is no deity housing in the site, and there is no miracle to be performed or witnessed. So, the long march eventually turns out to be a deceptive dream. Musically speaking, the compositions gave the band enough space to explore new horizons and not get stuck in familiar musical patterns. Though there is still a strong touch of Americana and alt-country, the band’s goal was to go way beyond that. The album sees the band moving towards multi-layered compositions with bold orchestrations, thus inviting the listener to a hauntingly beautiful journey shaped by the interplay of light and darkness. Beyond the special focus on the song-writing, the leading role is still carried by the guitars, which interact or collide with each other. Dirty sounds, broken riffs and gloomy melodies drowned in the sounds of the vibrato stand at the center of the band's universe. The themes seem to be written for an underground road movie which takes the listener on an eerie journey, from the savage deserts of Australia to the endless highways of Arizona and the run-down farms of Oklahoma, over rugged mountains and through pathless forests haunted by Charles Manson, through the damp swamps of Louisiana and the vast prairies of North Dakota, leaving behind the rusty industrial landscapes of Western civilization. So far, Pilgrimage has received critical acclaim, had numerous airplays and has been well-received within the alternative r'n'r community.