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Silent Skies release poignant video for Taper

Silent Skies
(Image credit: Patric Ullaeus)

Cinematic prog duo Silent Skies, aka Evergrey's Tom S. Englund and pianist Vikram Shankar, have released a video for their poignant new single Taper, which you can watch below. It's taken from the duo's second album Nectar, which will be released through Napalm Records on February 4.

The follow-up to the band's 2020 debut Satellites, Nectar was produced by Englund and Shankar themselves and mixed/mastered by Jacob Hansen at Hansen Studios, drawing inspiration from producers and composers such as Olafur Arnalds, Nils Frahm and Ludovico Einaudi, and bands ranging from Sigur Rós to Anathema. 

The pair hooked up after Englund heard Shankar's own cover of Evergey's Distance on YouTube: “I heard an instant musicality coming from him” says Englund. "He can take one chord and add one melody note and immediately you understand he has this deep musical knowledge.” 

Pre-order Nectar.

Silent Skies

(Image credit: Napalm Records)

Silent Skies: Nectar
1. Fallen From Heart
2.Taper
3. Neverending
4. Let It Hurt
5. The One
6. Leaving
7. Cold
8. Better Days
9. Closer
10. Nectar

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.