Rush: 'Clockwork Angels' North American Release Date Confirmed

Amazon has posted a May 29th release date for "Clockwork Angels", the forthcoming new album by Rush.

Rush: 'Clockwork Angels' North American Release Date Confirmed
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Amazon has posted a May 29th release date for "Clockwork Angels", the forthcoming new album by Rush. The band's 20th studio effort is also set for a May 23rd release in Japan, according to online music retail sites in that country. Rush drummer Neil Peart recently shared some insight into the sessions for the new project. "In recent years I have been working deliberately to become more improvisational on the drums, and these sessions were an opportunity to attempt that approach in the studio," wrote Peart. "I played through each song just a few times on my own, checking out patterns and fills that might work, then called in Booujzhe [aka producer Nick Raskulinecz]. He stood in the room with me, facing my drums, with a music stand and a single drumstickhe was my conductor, and I was his orchestra. (I later replaced that stick with a real baton.)" "Rush songs tend to have complicated arrangements, with odd numbers of beats, bars, and measures all over the place, and our latest songs are no different (maybe worseor better, depending)," continued Neil. "In the past, much of my preparation time would be spent just learning all that. I don't like to count those parts, but rather play them enough that I begin to feel the changes in a musical way. Playing it through again and again, those elements became 'the song'." "This time I handed that job over to Booujzhe. (And he loved it!) I would attack the drums, responding to his enthusiasm, and his suggestions between takes, and together we would hammer out the basic architecture of the part. His baton would conduct me into choruses, half-time bridges, and double-time outros and so onso I didn't have to worry about their durations. No counting, and no endless repetition. What a revelation! What a relief!" Thanks for the report to HenneMusic.com.

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    Maiden95
    HALLELUJAH!! LET TEARS OF JOY FLOOD THE LAND. Hell yes. This is going to be a great record, hope they your soon
    Mack888
    WOOOOO! This should be front page stuff! ALL Rush news should be front page!!
    hudsonstradlin
    Soundservant wrote: I'm ready to get some more Neil Peart all up in me.
    does it sound better on big speakers?
    Fatally Sick101
    Tigershark2112 wrote: The actual band, RUSH, has NOT confirmed this release date yet. I know cos I check this stuff constantly every day, but I sure hope it's the 29th of May!!!
    Way to be a Debbie Downer Man!
    CinderellaFan14
    For his birthday, I heard Justin Beiber will be listening to this album. He will die from the awesomeness that is RUSH!
    Tigershark2112
    Not a debbie downer, just speaking the truth! Rush is my favorite band dude, and I CAN'T WAIT for this album, just saying that the actual band and band website have said NOTHING that confirms this. Just amazon, and they mess this stuff up all the time. Cheers!
    Tigershark2112
    The actual band, RUSH, has NOT confirmed this release date yet. I know cos I check this stuff constantly every day, but I sure hope it's the 29th of May!!!
    Tigershark2112
    Check the Amazon page NOW, it has been taken down! Hate to say "I told you so!" Some people just can't handle the facts.
    napalm890
    WOOOOO! New Rush album coming out soon, AND NEW TOOL?! what did i do to deserve this
    CaptainDan748
    Maiden95 wrote: Thesageofonion wrote: Yes, a full world your. That's what we want. I will but a yicket.that was a bad f***** typo. My bad
    Followed by a double post, haha
    Maiden95
    Thesageofonion wrote: Yes, a full world your. That's what we want. I will but a yicket.
    that was a bad f***** typo. My bad