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North Sea Radio Orchestra's Craig Fortnam releases video for Gigant

Craig Fortnam
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North Sea Radio Orchestra's Craig Fortnam has released a video for the song Gigant, which you can watch below. It's taken form his upcoming solo album, Instrumental Music 1, which will be released through Kavus Tobari's (Gong/Knifeworld) Believer's Roast label on June 17.

“I have always wanted to make an instrumental record and having written lots of songs about stuff; recent bereavements, creativity as-my-saviour-and-relentless task-master, my immediate surroundings in Wiltshire and much more, it really has been a pleasure to make this album, which really is about NOTHING AT ALL! Quite a relief," laughs Fortnam of the follow up to last year's Ark, his solo debut.

You can see the artwork and tracklisting for Instrumental Music 1 below. The all instrumental album echoes elements of Fortnam's chamber music with North Sea Radio Orchestra.

Fortnam has been releasing a download-only 'single' on each full moon for a year (Oct 21 – Sept 22), with a physical release due next year titled Songs From Lunar One.

Pre-order Instrumental Music 1.

Craig Fortnam

(Image credit: Believer's Roast)

Craig Fortnam: Instrumental Music 1
1. Gigant
2. Carrot Two
3. Dicot
4. Monocot
5. Carrot One
6. Old Gold
7. Other People Variation
8. Song For Vernon
9. Gallants Green

Jerry Ewing
Jerry Ewing

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.