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SOMNIUM // Unveil New Album ‘To Be Is To Be Perceived’

Somnium has brought pure bliss on their latest offering, To Be Is To Be Perceived.

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It’s the second LP for the Adelaide-based band, and it’s taken us into a dazzling new world – one powered by a hypnotic blend of psychedelic rock, progressive rock and jazz.

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Within its twelve tracks, the record also incorporates Americana and Latin influences (see: Movement), sitar-like melodies (see: the hip-hop-driven funk of Olive Hop) and distortion (see: the rocky closer Somnicron).

In a statement, the band explained that, thematically, they drew inspiration from the human experience and mind, particularly how the latter navigates interpersonal interaction.

To Be Is To Be Perceived is an album of ego death, love, philosophy and wonder. From explosive raw energy to pretty soundscapes of introspection. We uncover groove, harmony and unite modern obscurity and a sense of nostalgia to blend a unique array of songs that have a deeper meaning the more you listen.”

Somnium teased the record with Truth Set Me Free, What Would You Be When You Die? and Isolation Island – singles that have collectively racked up thousands of hits on Spotify. They’ve also supported the likes of King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Pond, and Psychedelic Porn Crumpets. 

To Be Is To Be Perceived is officially out now.

FOR FANS OF: King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Pipe-Eye, Psychedelic Porn Crumpets

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