New Noise proudly presents a 10 city China tour for Swedish instrumentalists PG.LOST presenting their brand new album “VERSUS”. Four years have past since the release of  “Key”, since then the band built their own studio in the woods in Sweden and recorded their most mature studio record until now. After intense touring with Cult of Luna, bass player Kristian Karlsson added many layers of keys and synths to the album, turning Versus into an avalanche of sounds. Versus will definitely go down in the post rock history books for breaking the genre’s boundaries. Their ideas sure did crystallise into an outstanding album. “Versus” is a true post-rock masterpiece, an album loaded with great melancholy, heaviness and catchy musical ideas delivered in an incredible density of sound.


pg.lost is a Swedish band of many directions. Their sound is throbbing with great melancholy, but there is also a certain element of dirty rock n’ roll in it, as in the crushingly heavy closing section of monumental opening track Ikaros, in the distorted bass line kicking off the 2nd track of the album, „Off The Beaten Path“, or in the huge roomy drum sound in general.


The album title „Versus“ emerged out of a song idea, that consisted of 2 very different and contrasting ideas, which were never meant to be merged into one song – but in the end worked together very well. The relationship described by the word [ versus ] must not necessarily be understood as a relationship between contradicting or irreconsilable entities. “It is possible that some things that on the surface seem totally different could be a perfect match“, comments Gustav Almberg. „But mostly the album title is a reflection of today’s society that seems to get more and more polarized. Boundaries of what is ok to say and do are constantly moved towards something that feels dehumanizing, and all the fucked up idiots crawls out of their cave all the way up to the top of the mountain“.


The band bought their own studio just before the recordings of „Versus“, which made the recording process both easier and harder. “It’s easy to play around too much when you don’t have studio time that is costing money“, comments Almberg. The effect-saturated vocals, which were a trademark on previous pg.lost releases, have disappeared on [Versus] , and given way to more keys and synths. “Kristian was in the middle of heavy touring with Cult of Luna playing keys every day during that time, so he had a lot of synth-based ideas for songs. I guess this has helped us to take the band into a bit of a new direction sound wise“, comments Almberg.


The fact that guitar player Mattias Bhatt is currently living in London, while the rest of the band is based in Sweden, has been a challenge for the making of this album. “ We have always been a band that for the most part has made music through jam sessions. Nothing good comes out of 9 sessions and in the 10th session you strike gold. Now we had to be really focused during the few times we could actually meet. For this album, more song ideas were written at home by the individual band members, and then it went back and forth through the internet. Many times it was a real struggle and it felt like this way of doing it might not be the way for us. But then slowly but surely things started to crystallize.“


They sure did crystallize into an outstanding album. [Versus] is a true post-rock masterpiece, an album loaded with great melancholy, heaviness and catchy musical ideas delivered in an incredible density of sound. It’s sometimes easy to forget that there are only 4 people creating these vast orchestral landscapes.


Pg.Lost did a sold out China tour in 2012 and headlined festivals all over China, their immense popularity is mainly due to their intense and energetic live performances. Pg.Lost stands at the foreground of the instrumental music scene developing their massive sound album by album and winning hearts all over the world. Pg.Lost are an orchestra of the heart, a playground for the long lost sporadic thoughts of giving in or getting back. As a Swedish band of many directions, but most of all a band throbbing with great melancholy grinding against the precious high hopes of not just individual human thinking and feeling, but also contrasts within pushing the sonic boundaries of endless instrumental experiments of prolonging.


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