Afterwords (The Gathering album)

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Afterwords
Studio album by The Gathering
Released 25 October 2013
Genre Alternative rock, trip hop, new wave
Length 41:29
Label Psychonaut PSYN0019
Producer René Rutten
The Gathering chronology
Disclosure
(2012)
Afterwords
(2013)

Afterwords is the eleventh studio album by the Dutch alternative rock band The Gathering released via Psychonaut label on 25 October 2013.[1] It is the last album with bassist Marjolein Kooijman, as she left the band in 2014.

Afterwords is a sort of a continuation of the previous album, Disclosure, containing remakes of five of the songs. De-constructed to just a few main elements, with a melody and perhaps a few lyrics retained, the songs start almost from scratch to build up completely different compositions.[2]

S.I.B.A.L.D. stands for "Sometimes it's better a little dusty".

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "S.I.B.A.L.D." (Trumpet – Noel Hofman) 05:02
2. "Echoes Keep Growing"   06:52
3. "Areas" (Vocals – Frank Boeijen) 04:18
4. "Afterwords" (Vocals – Bart Smits) 04:01
5. "Tuning In, Fading Out"   03:51
6. "Gemini III"   04:00
7. "Afterlights"   01:58
8. "Sleep Paralysis" (Guitar – Marjolein Kooijman) 03:15
9. "Bärenfels" (Piano – Silje Wergeland, Trumpet – Noel Hofman, Voice [Speech] – Jakob Johannessen) 08:12

Personnel[edit]

  • Vocals – Silje Wergeland
  • Guitar – René Rutten
  • Bass – Marjolein Kooijman (tracks: 1, 8, 9), René Rutten (tracks: 2, 3, 4, 6)
  • Drums – Hans Rutten
  • Keyboards – Frank Boeijen (2)
  • Design Design & DTP – Martijn Busink
  • Illustration – Carlos Manuel Vergara Rivera
  • Lyrics By – Bart Smits (tracks: 4), Silje Wergeland (tracks: 1, 2, 5 to 9)
  • Mastered By – Paul Matthijs Lombert
  • Mixed By, Recorded By, Engineer – Frank Boeijen (2), René Rutten
  • Music By – Frank Boeijen (2) (tracks: 2, 4 to 9), René Rutten (tracks: 1, 2, 6, 8)
  • Music By, Lyrics By – Tony Mansfield (tracks: 3)
  • Photography By [Band Photo] – Gema Pérez
  • Producer – René Rutten

© 2012 Psychonaut Records ℗ 2012 The Gathering

Reception[edit]

Taking the elements from the previous album, the band has rebuilt some of the songs, structurally sounding more or less similar. “Echoes Keep Growing” is just an extension to “I Can See Four Miles”, while “Sleep Paralysis” (“Paralyzed”), “Tuning In, Fading Out” (“Missing Seasons”) and “Bärenfels” (“Heroes For Ghosts”) are more instrumental versions with a lot of emphasis on electronics. There is also some new material, the opening and wonderful “S.I.B.A.L.D.”, “Gemini III” and “Afterlights”, which is a short instrumental intro into “Sleep Paralysis”. It also features a New Musik’s cover of “Areas” and “Afterwords” with Bart Smits (the first vocalist of the band) on the vocals, both songs which are utterly unnecessary as they don’t fit into the dynamics of the album.

—Review on terrarelicta.com (6.5/10)[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Gathering – Afterwords". discogs.com. Retrieved 2014-01-31. 
  2. ^ "The Gathering – Afterwords". swirlsofnoise.wordpress.com. January 7, 2014. Retrieved 2014-02-01. 
  3. ^ "The Gathering - Afterwords (2013) - Review". terrarelicta.com. 2014-01-25. Retrieved 2014-02-01. 

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