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And So I Watch You From Afar announce ambitious new multimedia album Jettison

Niall Kennedy, Rory Friers and Johnny Adger of And So I Watch You From Afar perform onstage supporting Bring Me the Horizon during Belsonic 2016 at Titanic Slipways on June 17, 2016 in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
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And So I Watch You From Afar have announced Jettison, a new album that delves into uncharted territory for the Northern Irish instrumental outfit.

Described as a “multimedia album”, Jettison spans nine parts spread across 40 minutes, and showcases the band’s more ethereal side, set to a visual accompaniment by artist Sam Wiehl.

The Arco String Quartet embellish the arrangements, while Emma Ruth Rundle and Clutch’s Neil Fallon are on hand to deliver “cryptic dialog”.

Two tracks have so far been revealed from the recordings, the cinematic I Dive Pt 1 and guitar-driven I Dive Pt 2, which nods to the band’s more widescreen post-rock compositions.

“Nothing in our repertoire comes close to the ambition of this latest project,” say the band, which comprises guitarists Rory Friers and Niall Kennedy, drummer Chris Wee and bassist Johnny Adger.

“The album is a memorable experience that transports the listener away from the tumultuous times and into a blissful musical utopia.”

Jettison is released on February 18 2022 via Equal Vision Records, and available to preorder now.

Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of GuitarWorld.com, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism, and has spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as a decade-and-a-half performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.