Having earned international acclaim for their 2009 debut, "Reservoir," Fanfarlo just released their eagerly awaited new album, "Rooms Filled With Light," on February 28th.
"Rooms Filled With Light" marks a major step forward for Fanfarlo, incorporating new textures into their already eclectic sonic palette. Songs such as "Replicate" feature more experimental instrumentation than those found on the band’s debut. The guitars are now electric instead of acoustic, while synths and samplers have emerged in place of mandolins and glockenspiels. At the same time, "Rooms Filled With Light" takes all the themes, musical and lyrical, of its predecessor and vastly expands them with all the confidence of a band gaining control of their aims and abilities.
"To me the record is really about what a weird and intense experience it is to just be alive and to try to make sense of the modern world with all its bewildering pressures and possibilities," says singer/main songwriter Simon Balthazar.
"We wanted to figure out what new things were possible with the tools we were using," adds violinist/keyboardist Cathy Lucas. "This time there is more of an emphasis on patterns, repetition and hypnotic atmospheres. We were trying to achieve more light and dark, while maintaining the subtlety and elegance."