The Wring, hailing from Sudbury, Canada is proud to be releasing their third album “Spectra”, which is an assertive mix of different styles including hard rock, jazz, metal, classical, 80’s rock, and 70’s rock. Solo artist Don Dewulf brought the idea to a myriad of professional players to form the full-length and the wide range of influences are apparent on the record with a vivid progressive sound that is tight, concise, and well-executed with interesting melody, rhythm, and lyrical themes. He comments on the album:
“I am very proud of the compositions on this album. Prog music can tend to be grandiose; I wanted this album to be the opposite of that. I like to think that the guitar parts are interesting and somewhat unique and span a very wide range of styles, influences, and execution. The vocals come straight out of the 80s with great melody and delivery, offering a very grounded counterpoint to the, often, odd time and melody structure. There are also keyboards hidden in the mix that offer an almost subliminal base on which everything else is built. The cover has a cool 70’s vibe that is simple but offers a depth of meaning that will be very personal to each observer; a reflection of the musical content within.”
Dewulf is local to Sudbury, Canada, and the project is his vision. In order to see it through, he hired Marco Minnemann – a world-renowned drummer, member of The Aristocrats, and successful solo artist who is one of the best rock/prog drummers in the world. Chandler Mogel – amazing singer with a great 80’s vibe who has performed with a ton of bands and projects. Reggie Hache – a Canadian bass superstar who does his own thing and contributed incredible parts for this album and Isamu McGregor – a session keyboard player with great vision and feel.
“Spectra” was produced by Don Dewulf, mixed by Francis Perron at Radicart Studios, mastered by Yannick St-Amand, and the album artwork was done by Gord Woolley.
The performances are tight and meaningful covering a wide range of approaches, but still cohesive and very accessible for any kind of listener. They are recommended listening for fans of Opeth, Porcupine Tree, and Rush.
“Spectra” is due out on December 16, 2022, via WormHoleDeath Records.
Album digital available at https://orcd.co/spectrapreorder
1. Stiletto 4:40
2. Stones & Bones 4:58
3. The Prince 3.54
4. The Wolf 5:00
5. Tin Man 5:25
6. From Mars 4:43
7. Sins 4:43
8. Fallen 5:05
Album Length: 38:28
Album Recording Line Up:
Don Dewulf – Guitars
Marco Minnemann – Drums
Chandler Mogel – Vocals
Reggie Hache – Bass & Keyboards
Isamu McGregor – Keyboards