At the end of april the concept album “SONTAAG” from the Britisch prog/spacerock band SONTAAG was released on Esoteric Antenna. It was very well received by the press and accoording to some major websites and magazines it may very well be one of the best albums of 2014!

Sontaag’s eponymous debut album has been described as ‘the rock opera that Pink Floyd never wrote’, ‘a modern-day Tubular Bells’, ‘a prog-rock War Of The Worlds’, but no reference point or sound-bite nails its seamless combination of space rock, narrative spoken word, and evocative ambience quite as neatly as ‘sonic cinema’. Recorded in New York City and London, co-produced and mixed by Youth for Big Life Management, ‘Sontaag’ is a stunning and immersive listening experience. An evolutionary progression combining cutting edge sounds with classic dynamics, adapting the rock experience for today’s digital environment.
Arriving in a landscape where music, books and movies often co-exist on a single handheld device, ‘Sontaag’ represents a seamless fusion of the finest elements of all three.

Sontaag (the band) features Richard Sontaag (composition, instruments, concept, co-production), Ian Fortnam (story, lyrics, voice, concept) with Milo Venter (drums) and Amanda Cross (vocals).

This sunday we talk with IAN FORTNAM about this masterpiece!!!