Label: Ice Records - AR 1363 • Format: CD Album, Unofficial Release Jewel Case • Country: Russia • Genre: Electronic, Pop • Style: New Wave, Synth-pop
Foot of the Mountain is the ninth studio album by the Norwegian pop rock band A-ha. It was released on 19 June and reached No.
The overall sound of the record marks a return to the synth-pop style the band became famous for in the mids. Foot of the Mountain was A-ha's last full-length album before their split in and the last to the use the new A-ha logo before they reunite and revert to the old logo. However, they did release a further compilation album 25 with their new single " Butterfly, Butterfly The Last Hurrah " before reuniting in Right now, I'm eager to get going on the new album. I'm telling everybody that the new album is coming out next year and that it's going to be great.
But the other two are of course just starting to get into their solo projects again and want to prioritize those for the time being. Paul's band Savoy released Savoy Songbook Vol.
Despite touring quite What There Is - a-ha - Foot Of The Mountain between —08, the focus of the group was not directed towards recording. The album ended up being recorded in a relatively short period of time between January My Gal Sal - Spike Jones And His City Slickers - Spike Jones And His City Slickers May with Steve OsborneMark Saunders and Roland Spremberg producing.
The recording session took place in several studios around the world. Songs are like a photo-album — they can really send you back. The idea behind "Start the Simulator" was to make a heartfelt song using technical language: "The basic idea was to make a song using only technical terms and phrases, and still make it very emotional and personal.
There is such poetry in the old Apollo manuals: "switch to Omni Bravo" and "the bright ejector blanket. Magne's solo work has been sampled extensively, with the song "Foot of the Mountain" originally appeared as a solo track, on Magne's last solo album and two tracks from the A-ha album, have borrowed parts from Magne's album.
The album's artwork is designed by Martin Kvamme, who has worked with A-ha on previous occasions, both as a band and on solo projects. I know that this is a somehow poetic quote and that they are not necessarily talking about a mountain, but we wanted something majestic and simple. That's also why we made it quite abstract.
It's a picture of the mountain Kyrkja the church in JotunheimenNorway. Inside we have more images of Norwegian nature in a collage style. The Norwegian newspaper Verdens Gang gave the album 4 out of 6 stars, calling the band: " Coldplay 's half-potent uncles.
In the United Kingdom, the album debuted at number five on the UK Albums Chartthe band's highest chart position since Foot of the Mountain reached platinum status in Russia, and in January it was certified platinum in Germany.
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