Art rock band Lesoir made a virtue of necessity in the quiet but turbulent lockdown period and in 2020 started working on something that would then become an ‘interim project’ for the band. Recorded at various locations in South Limburg (NL), the resulting 20-minute and 20-second epic grew into a full-fledged addition to the band’s already existing repertoire.
We have already seen a live video of their exclusive Babel performance, which was recorded last summer. Now, the whole record is available online, as well as fans can order their new vinyl, which is handmade and limited to only 250 pieces. Each piece is numbered and on request signed by the band.
Under the name Babel, Lesoir presents its first epic journey on which the band shows itself from its most melodic side, deepening the sound of their previous album Mosaic and mastering their creativity.
Babel sketches the experience of the disaster year 2020, in which nature takes back what has been taken from her through pandemics, forest fires and floods. Using the story of the Tower of Babel as a metaphor, a powerful epic emerges from a fragile song, after which the atmosphere changes and escalates into a musical explosion.