Oslo Tapes premiere head-spinning new video for Bodø Dakar

Oslo Tapes
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Avant-garde Italian quartet Oslo Tapes have premiered their brand new video for Bodø Dakar with prog, which you can watch in full below.

Bodø Dakar is taken from the band's upcoming third album ØR which will be released through Pelagic Records on June 4.

"Bodø Dakar is an imaginary journey from the north to the south of the world, through different cultures and landscapes," the band say. "The song explores African vibes alongside noisy and ambient textures, all within the metronomic pace of krautrock. Solid roots in the 70s west german music in collision with the Norwegian jazz movement is the core of this song. Bodø Dakar is a long distance run, until you forget yourself.“

ØR represents "a dizzying ride through a feverish dreamscape of imaginary Norwegian highlands painted in cubistic shapes. Hypnotic bass lines, repetitive drum patterns, new wave synths and psychedelic guitar textures covering the full width of the stereo room, all seamlessly woven into a gloomy Kraut - tapestry which sounds refreshingly... modern, while paying tribute to the aged genre."

Funding member Marco Campitelli has co-produced ØR with Amaury Cambuzat (Ulan Bator) and James Aparicio (house engineer for Mute Records and mixing and mastering engineer for Depeche ModeMogwaiNick Cave).

Oslo Tapes have previously released a video for Zenith.

Pre-order ØR.

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.