‘Weather Systems’ is the follow-up 2010’s ‘We’re Here Because We’re Here’. That album featured prominently in numerous end-of-year polls and the producer, Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree), has described it as “definitely among the best albums I’ve ever had the pleasure to work on.” The bar for ‘Weather Systems’ has been set pretty high then but Daniel Cavanagh from the band is certain that the album will exceed these lofty expectations, “It feels like we are at a creative peak right now, and this album reflects that. Everything from the production to the writing to the performances are a step up from our last album.”
He continues, ‘This is not background music for parties. The music is written to deeply move the listener, to uplift or take the listener to the coldest depths of the soul.”
The album was recorded in Liverpool, North Wales and Oslo, each place significant to Anathema past, present and future. The record was produced and mixed by five times Norwegian Grammy nominated Christer-André Cederberg (Animal Alpha, In the Woods…), who Daniel has described as “a revelation. His calmness and brilliance has helped to bring about the greatest inter-band chemistry that Anathema have experienced together in their career.”
This career stretches back to 1990 when the band formed in Liverpool. Since then the band have embarked on a remarkable musical journey, initially emerging as pioneers of melodic heavy music and continually evolving over the ensuing years, always remaining true to their original goal of creating forward thinking, meaningful, passionate and honest music. “We are pleased and proud of this new record and we feel that, alongside the best moments of WHBWH, this record contains our very best work so far in what is becoming a long career.”
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