The Island

by Kylver

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Rod Astorga
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Rod Astorga Where The Mountain Ghost succeeded, The Island excels. I am very happy that Kylver did not decide to rest on their laurels. This album shows us that Kylver can not only jam with the best of them, but that they can create an intensely heavy, impenetrable wall of sound. Instrumental album of the year in my honest opinion (for what little it's worth). Favorite track: Hy-Brasil.
Adam Ward
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Adam Ward its an amazing album, one of a kind and stuck with me from the very first minute of listening Favorite track: Hy-Brasil.
Frederic Bezies
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Frederic Bezies After "The Ghost Mountain", I was wondering if it will be possible to do another musical jewel...

The answer is yes. It was hard to choose a track... Too hard indeed. Favorite track: Monolith.
Will Howlett
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Will Howlett I love the stories you guys make and Base the albums off of. this one is great too because it gives me an extra justification for putting the album on repeat Favorite track: The Great Storm of 1703.
Stéphane Gallay
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Stéphane Gallay Si on aime les sonorités un peu surannées et le post-rock instrumental qui sait faire la part des choses entre bourrinisme et ambiance, The Island est un très bon album du genre, même si je pense qu'il aurait pu être mieux. Favorite track: Hy-Brasil.
shinsoffury
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shinsoffury beautiful and powerful, the music creates vivid imagery, love it Favorite track: The Great Storm of 1703.
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    Limed to only 10… This wax sealed package is wrapped in the very cloth from the sails of the wreckage of the ship that delivered our nameless traveler to ‘The Island’.. (It’s not really but lets just pretend). It contains ‘The Island’ on 12” black vinyl in it’s gatefold sleeve, a copy of the album on CD and on Cassette plus a 11” x 11” print of the album artwork all wrapped up, wax sealed and tied together with the rope from the travellers pendant (it’s not really the same rope but we can keep pretending). Each one lovingly hand made by our good selves.

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    The Island on CD in a vinyl style gatefold card sleeve with matte finish. Includes three A3 prints of Kylver gig posters from our gig at Empty Shop in Durham, UnderDog in Aberdeen and The Cluny II in Newcastle. Limited to 50 copies.

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about

'The Island' is the follow up to their 2015 debut release 'The Mountain Ghost'. 'The Mountain Ghost' is a forty-minute long concept album consisting of four tracks that follow the fictitious tale of a spirit who inflicts torment on the residents of a village that lies in the shadow of his mountainous home.

The concept of 'The Island' follows the story of a privateer ship and it's crew that set sail in search of a mythical island that was said to hold a portal to another dimension or another world in space and time. But from the outset, the journey was fated to never reach its destination. After a day or two at sea the ship was wrecked in a great storm, losing all on board with the exception of one sole survivor. It was as if by fate that he was washed ashore on the very island that the expedition had been searching for, with nothing but a pendant around his neck which contained a strange undecipherable map. As the confused mariner made his way deeper into the heart of the island he was accompanied by an eerie feeling that he was not alone. It was a feeling that he was being ushered along the trails of the island by its shadows, shadows that lured him towards a cave inhabited by an unfamiliar yet familiar stranger. The sibyl of the island showed him the meaning of the pendant's contents before showing him what and where he was searching. Upon his arrival at the ancient monoliths he found himself greeted by four hooded figures who were members of The Great Race. They proceeded to transport the weary traveller to an abyss where no man should venture. The sojourner begged that he be sent back to where he came from as the strange environment he found himself in was turning his mind into something he could not fathom. To this The Great Race agreed but not before they had removed all recollection of how and when this all happened from his mind. But The Great Race added a curse to protect their knowledge even further. He awoke in his world on the eve before the ship was due to set sail and from then on the rest of his life was a perpetual loop, with the same journey continuing to happen over and over again with no end...

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released October 6, 2016

Written by James Bowmaker, Barry Mitcheson, Jonny Scott and Neil Elliott. Recorded and mixed by Sam Grant at Blank Studios

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Kylver Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK

KYLVER (Pronounced: Kil-ver) is a four piece progressive heavy rock/metal band coming out of Newcastle upon Tyne. The band is made up of a bunch of mates that have a genuine love for music with a want to create something that is both interesting and challenging to play. ... more

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