Swedish classic/progressive rock supergroup The Night Flight Orchestra (featuring members of Soilwork and Arch Enemy) have premiered the animated music video for the band’s brand new single, “Gemini.”
The video was created by Elia Cristofoli aka Solingo who has worked for companies such as Volvo, Subaru and Canon in the past and also the compositors Francesco Mazzola and Andrea Vozzo of Peach Studio.
Commented singer Björn Strid: ”Elia has done a terrific job capturing the vibe of this song with his amazing animations. He had one month to complete it and worked day and night. This video showcases a relationship drama set in space, with an epic twist. The colours and the characters are amazing and also very mysterious. My personal perception of the animation is a slight He-Man-goes-to-Russia feel (Or is it She-Ra??). Absolutely fantastic! Enjoy!”
Added Cristofoli: “When Björn asked me for a fully-cartoon music video in 80′s style, with so many intergalactic babes destroying alien monsters, a joker grin drew on my face… I love 80′s cartoons like He-Man, Ken Shiro, etc. Then David sent me the script with a storyboard. I read their story. These guys are out of control, I thought. Just as I like! I spent a few days studying the design of the characters and the spaceships, then I started drawing like a psychopath. I figure I was amused. I hope NFO fans like the video. Rock on!“
Amber Galactic is scheduled to be released on May 19, 2017 via Nuclear Blast and will be available as limited edition digipak CD featuring an alternate cover art (see at bottom of this message), 2LP vinyl (black and violet sparkle) and as digital download and stream via all known platforms.
The tracklist for Amber Galactic reads as follows:
01. Midnight Flyer
02. Star Of Rio
04. Sad State Of Affairs
08. Space Whisperer
09. Something Mysterious
10. Saturn In Velvet
11. Just Another Night BONUS TRACK (limited edition digipak, vinyl)
12. Fly Tonight (Never Rewind) BONUS TRACK (Japan only)
When asked about the direction of NFO within the realm of classic rock, Strid explains with a chuckle: “Most other classic rock bands sound like weed or LSD – we sound like cocaine.”