Watch Amplifier’s retro sci-fi lyric video for Kosmos


Amplifier have released a lyric video for their new track Kosmos exclusively with Prog.

The song features on their upcoming album Trippin’ With Dr Faustus which is out on June 30, with the new promo having a distinctly retro sci-fi theme featuring rockets, robots, mysterious aliens and psychedelic explosions.

Frontman Sel Balamir tells Prog: “Kosmos wasn’t a song that got written so much as something that has always existed and just had the curtain pulled back.

“It’s a great introduction to the Trippin’ With Dr Faustus record as it exactly nails the essence of what you can expect from The Doctor…”

Speaking previously about the follow-up up to 2014’s Mystoria, the band said: “We spent a long time making this record, principally because it was recorded on a tape machine that we basically had to rebuild from scraps from the dumpster around the back of the mill and whatever bits of debris we could fish out of the Ashton Canal.

“We think you can hear the difference very clearly between what it sounds like to record on tape and what it sounds like to record on the computer – which all our other records were.

“The song Silvio was recorded on computer so you can compare what that sounds like to the rest of the album.”

Trippin’ With Dr Faustus is available for pre-order from the band’s official store and includes t-shirt packs, special editions and a double clear vinyl pressing.

Amplifier Trippin’ With Dr Faustus tracklist

  1. Rainbow Machine
  2. Freakzone
  3. Kosmos (Grooves Of Triumph)
  4. The Commotion (Big Time Party Maker)
  5. Big Daddy
  6. Horse
  7. Anubis
  8. Supernova
  9. Silvio
  10. Old Blue Eyes

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