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HAKEN - AFFINITY (LTD 2CD MEDIABOOK EDITION/2016 ALBUM)

Product Format: 2CMB               

Price: £13.33 (exc) £15.99 (inc)

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Limited Mediabook (incl. Bonus Disc of instrumentals) of their 4th full-length studio release and follow-up to their acclaimed 2013 album: ‘The Mountain’!

‘Affinity’ will arrive in 3 formats… this Limited Edition Media Book (incl. Bonus Disc of instrumentals), a 180 Gram Gatefold Double Vinyl LP Edition (including the album on a CD) and a Standard CD Jewel Case version.

Since releasing their highly praised EP: ‘Restoration’ in 2014, HAKEN have been making waves on the ‘live’ circuit, including appearances at high-profile festivals such as Hellfest, Ramblin' Man Fair, Be Prog! My Friend and Cruise To The Edge as well as supporting the likes of: BETWEEN THE BURIED & ME and the NEAL MORSE BAND, a double headline UK tour with LEPROUS and their first North American headline tour.

Recorded during the winter months of 2015, ‘Affinity’ marks a new approach to the song-writing process for HAKEN, as vocalist Ross Jennings explains: "It is the most collaborative we have ever been on an album. We wanted to develop and expand our sound by having every member contribute initial ideas from the very beginning of the process. It naturally takes longer to filter through the mass of material and fit it all together coherently, but this approach has helped to create something completely fresh whilst maintaining the core elements of HAKEN’s sound."

The band once again called upon Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios for mixing and mastering duties. "He is a wizard in this department! We are always confident his mix will bring out the best from our performance and this is no exception," remarks keyboardist Diego Tejeida.

Like much of HAKEN’s previous music, ‘Affinity’ is full of surprises and 'The Architect', the album's centrepiece, is no exception. Blasting through a dizzying array of instrumental insanity coupled with down-tempo atmospheric tenuity, HAKEN welcomes friend and LEPROUS frontman Einar Solberg mid-song for a spot of guest vocals! Just one of many twists and turns throughout this 60-minute musical lobotomy, HAKEN's ‘Affinity’ will open up a new dimension in this UK sextet's trajectory.

‘Affinity’ is also available as a Standard CD – Stock # 1848532
‘Affinity’ is also available as a Limited Edition Double 180gm Vinyl LP + CD Package – Stock # 1848533

‘Affinity’ is released on 29th April 2016.


CD 1:
01. affinity.exe (1:24)
02. Initiate (4:16)
03. 1985 (9:09)
04. Lapse (4:44)
05. The Architect (15:40)
06. Earthrise (4:48)
07. Red Giant (6:06)
08. The Endless Knot (5:50)
09. Bound By Gravity (9:29)

CD 2 [Ltd Mediabook Only Instrumentals]: TBA