Donner release moody new video for Andromeda Waltz

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Donner, the latest musical project from White Willow/The Opium Cartel man Jacob Holm-Lupo, have released a video for brand new single Andromeda Waltz which you can watch below.

The original intention was for Donner to be an explorative space where fiddling with hardware synthesisers and hardware effects consisted of the actual "work", while atmospheric instrumentals evoking 1980s John Carpenter and Tangerine Dream soundtracks was the hopeful outcome.

"This one actually started off with me finding some twangy sounds on my guitar, then sampling that sound and building a tune around it," Holm-Lupo tells Prog. "Eventually that twang got drowned out by analog synths, but it’s still in there. I’m calling it a waltz, though only half the tune is in waltz time. The synth melodies are somewhat inspired by Norwegian folk music, while the synths are a total tribute to Berlin school electronics."

Andromeda Waltz will feature on Donner's debut album Hesitant Light which will be released through Apollon Records on November 27. The new album seems Holm-Lupo working with guests Georg Wadenius and Keith Carlock, as well as Krizla from Tusmørke, Bill Bressler (known for his Normal Boy album), Hedvig Mollestad, Nikolai Hængsle Eilertsen (Elephant9, Needlepoint) and one-time White Willow-keyboardist Brynjar Dambo.

Donner have previously released videos for Dance Of The Swallows and their cover of Steely Dan's Night By Night.

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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.