Aqueous Releases “Element Pt. II” From Live Compilation Series


Buffalo groove-rock quartet Aqueous have released a brand new compilation of live tracks, Element Pt. II, the second installment of their live compilation series. As guitarist Mike Gantzer explained when the series began this past Spring, “When we’re in the studio we tend to focus deeply on song structure, composition, lyrical content/depth etc, but for the live release, we wanted to put a spotlight on some of the longer and more exploratory improvisations that we’ll do within songs when we perform them live.”

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After taking input from countless hardcore fans and delving through the recordings of their many shows from throughout this year, the band selected seven tracks for the second volume in their live Element series, showing the diversity and contrast in their repertoire while maintaining a concert-like flow. The new Element set showcases a wide swath of tools from the band’s arsenal, like the “halftime rage groove” of “Skyway” from Summer Camp, the patient dance build of “Don’t Do It” from last month in Glens Falls, NY, the acoustic chill-out of “Marty” from Night Lights Festival in August, and the organic, smooth groove of complex recent composition “Weight of the Word.” From there, the EP rounds out with the dark, grimy dance-prog vibes of “Uncle Phil’s Parachute” from the band’s show in Kansas this past winter, the uplifting, Phish-y sound of “Random Company” from their Iowa show last month, and their exploratory “Triangle” from their 9/7 show in Steamboat Springs, CO.

Tracklist: Aqueous – Element Pt. II

Skyway – (5/25/17 Summer Camp)
Don’t Do It – (9/29/17 Glens Falls)
Marty – (8/25/17 Night Lights Festival)
Weight Of the Word – (9/13/17 Minneapolis)
Uncle Phil’s Parachute – (2/7/17 Kansas)
Random Company – (Iowa 9/12/17)
Triangle (9/7/17 Steamboat Springs)

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