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Cosmograf release video for Rattrapante

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UK prog rockers Cosmograf have released a brand new a lyric video for Rattrapante from their album of the same name released in March this year. The theme of the record is about our interaction with time and the title track concentrates on how some of us are driven to succeed, putting our lives in extreme danger in the process

“The album track Rattrapante, is nearly ten minutes in length which made it a bit long for a video, but I thought it would be a nice idea to create a shorter more radio friendly version to release as a single as well as putting together a new video," explains Robin Armstrong. "Although being prog, it’s more of a double length single, coming at nearly 8mins long.”

“The attraction of being the first or fastest is strong, so much so that we can forget the value of our own lives.  It’s a perfect irony that humans have a built in survival instinct to progress and evolve but yet this, inevitably comes partnered with incredible danger that threatens that very existence.” 

The video takes the perspective of someone watching a vintage TV showing old footage of the famous characters and events featured within the lyrics, that sadly met their demise in pursuit of their goals.

Cosmograf have previously released a video for I Stick To You.

Download Rattrapante.

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.