Biffy Clyro Release Beautiful Orchestral Version Of Space
Biffy Clyro have released a special, orchestral version of their song Space, available on Amazon Music.
The Ayreshire trio headed to London’s Abbey Road Studios to reimagine the song from their Number One album, A Celebration Of Endings, and it’s a triumph.
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“We’re delighted to bring Space to life in a completely different way with a new orchestral arrangement by Walter Mair and the addition of the choir,” say the band, “especially in such a special setting as Abbey Road, where we recorded the strings on the original track last year.”
A Celebration Of Endings saw the band taking risks and pushing the more obtuse end of their sound.
“It’s a tumultuous record,” explained frontman Simon Neil when Kerrang! went to visit them at their rehearsal space the week before release. “It’s meant to be unsettling; I think we’ve realised that that is a defining characteristic of our band. I don’t want one thing from bands I listen to; I never have. I remember being 16 years old and fuming when I heard Rage Against The Machine’s Evil Empire – and I love Rage, by the way – because to me it sounded too much like the same riffs I had heard on their debut. I’d just got [1997 album] El Diablo by Will Haven, and I couldn’t understand why Rage didn’t sound like that!
“Sometimes I want to write a song that sounds like [pop-rock duo] Roxette,” he added. “The next minute I want to write a song that sounds like fucking Sunn O))).”
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