Norway's SHINING Guest DJs On Metal Express Radio Today
September 12, 2013, a year ago
Norway's SHINING will be guest DJs on Metal Express Radio today (September 13th):
"SHINING are an avant-garde Norwegian band who play a unique 'Blackjazz' hybrid of extreme progressive metal, experimental jazz fusion and industrial precision. Last month the band released One One One, their first studio album in three years. After the band's playlist we'll play tracks off that album!Learn more about the band at Shining.no."
Go to this location to tune in at 15:00 and 21:00 CET (9:00am and 3:00pm EST) today.
One On One was released back in June. You can stream the entire album, including a track-by-track commentary by frontman Jørgen Munkeby, below:
One One One is available as a digipack containing a 20-page booklet filled with lyrics and artwork designed by famous designer duo Trine+Kim (ENSLAVED, SOLEFALD, MAYHEM, DARKTHRONE).
Shining front man and saxophone superman, Jørgen Munkeby, comments on the process and thoughts behind the cover art: "We wanted to continue the visual aesthetics we developed with Blackjazz and Live Blackjazz, but at the same time give it a fresh twist. It felt natural to continue our collaboration with Trine + Kim Design Studio, who helped develop the visual aesthetics for Blackjazz back in 2009.
I've also been a long time fan of brave and uncompromising choices, both in music and in design, and felt that this time we would like to make a stripped down artwork that would also stand out from the rest. Blackjazz was black, Live Blackjazz was white, and we wanted to find another strong color to embody this new album. Seeing how the color red looked great screen, but didn't have the same punch and glow when printed on paper, we decided to base our new artwork on the super aggressive fluorescent Pantone color PMS 804. I chose this color because I felt it was the most aggressive and energetic color I could find. It also makes for a very strong contrast to the hard edges of our black logo and vector graphics. All in all I think the mix of our stripped down futuristic graphics and the PMS 804 color gives this release a contemporary vibe that echoes modern design and fashion.
Since computer screens use light to make colors, the glowing fluorescent color matches well with our orange screen color of choice, #ff7700, and this let us bridge the realm of digital artwork with the world of printed products. Finally we made sure that all press photos had a background of matching color, to give the era of Shining's One One One a new, fresh and cohesive visual look.
I'm really proud of the artwork of One One One, and very happy that we managed to withstand the natural urge to fill it with a bunch of messy small details, and instead keep it clean and powerful. It stands out among other covers, it represents the elegance, strength and uncompromising attitude our music has."
Mixed and co-produced by Sean Beaven (NIN, MARILYN MANSON, SLAYER) and mastered by Tom Baker at Precision Mastering (AVENGED SEVEFOLD, DEFTONES, MINISTRY), One One One sees Shining expanding on the musical palettes introduced on 2010's landmark Blackjazz.
One One One tracklisting:
'I Won't Forget'
'The One Inside'
'My Dying Drive'
'Off The Hook'
'How Your Story Ends'
'The Hurting Game'
'Paint The Sky Black'