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CD/DVD Releases: News From The Pallas Palace

Posted on Sunday, May 30 @ 00:05:00 UTC by nightowl

In early May, Pallas issued the following update via their newsletter: Things continue to be really busy a Pallas HQ and hot of the presses, quite literally for the physical version, we are happy to announce that Reel And Raw is now available for download!

The next chapter of the Pallas story was opened at Aberdeen Tunnels on Friday 23 April with Paul's first pubic appearance with the band, and as a memento we recorded both the gig and a rehearsal to make available as download collections, link here, and at gigs on a special mp3cd.

As the title Reel And Raw suggests it captures the band live and as live at the rehearsal with no overdubs, multitracking or going back to fix the odd glitch.

The "Reel," as in reel to reel, section was recorded a few days before the gig at The Mill recording studio where the band are also working on the new album XXV. Four tracks from the new album are featured in the current live set so Reel And Raw allows a sneak preview that only hints at what is to come. XXV is conceived as a follow up to The Sentinel set 25 years later when mankind has not lived up to their potential. Developments of familiar musical and lyrical themes will be heard on "Young God" and "Fall & Rise" and "Violet Sky" is probably destined to be a full blown Pallas classic though the current version is stripped of its rather special big ending, we can't be giving away all our secrets just yet!

The "Raw" section was recorded directly from the soundboard and ambient microphones at The Tunnels, a venue under the main street of the bands home town of Aberdeen reminiscent of some of the great club venues the band has played in Europe, with the same great atmosphere too, quite a night to remember and well worth sharing with you we think!

With a couple of gigs under our belts this year, we've some more coming up: The Peel Saturday 22 May [now passed, I know -ed.] and the Glasgow Ferry Sat 7th August.

We hope to see as many of you as possible at one of them !

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[Source: Pallas]

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