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It's been 5 years since the release of ’Silva’ (EP). 5 years before that, in 2008, MEMFIS recorded ’Vertigo’.
Go back 5 more years and we're in 2003, when the first demos that wound up becoming MEMFIS debut album were recorded. What's with this 5 year cycle? Do we see patterns in past events because we try to find meaning in everything and "that's just how our brains are wired"? Or, could there truly be, as some have speculated, a cyclical, spiral or perhaps fractal quality to the passing of time?
”The history book on the shelf is always repeating itself.”
-ABBA
’Imperium’ is a collection of stories from different stages in the life of a civilization. The theme was inspired by Sir John Glubb's essay The Fate of Empires, in which he explores the cyclical tendencies of our history. ’Imperium’ serves as a meditation on the transient nature of human endeavors and is a friendly reminder that nothing is new under the sun. The sound is influenced by that parallel universe where Metallica is a 70's prog rock band composing soundtracks for dystopian 80's sci-fi movies.
- MEMFIS, November 30th 2018
Mattias Engström: Guitars, Vocals, Rhodes, Mellotron, Analogue Synthesizers, Acoustics, Pedal Steel & Percussion
Daniel Götstedt: Guitars & Vocals
Henrik Hedelund: Jazz Bass & Vocoder
Carl-Johan Lindblad: Drums

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