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Manchester, England, United Kingdom | SELF

Manchester, England, United Kingdom | SELF
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Debut album 'Learning Through Progression'

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LUTE are a four piece progressive Rock/Metal band who were formed in a DIY studio in South Manchester. Ed Truscott (founder member, songwriter and producer) transformed his unremarkable flat into musical cave of wonders and locked himself away for 3 and half years to sculpt and craft LUTE's debut album, Learning Through Progression.

Taking influences from Prog heroes such as TOOL, Opeth, King Crimson, Pink Floyd and Metallica, LUTE contrast heavy layered guitars and changing time signatures with soaring vocal harmonies and quiet acoustic moments to create a cinematic soundscape that brutalises then soothes. After playing in various bands, Ed decided the best way forward was to take on the mantle of progressive music and 'do it himself'. After setting up his home studio, he wrote, recorded and produced 'Learning Through Progression', playing all the instruments.

The album explores the daily routine of a 9 to 5 life, the anxieties it brings and the ongoing desire to break out. We've all been there - a faceless worker in a faceless office, stuck in an endless cycle of repetition, an identical day turning into an identical week... Learning Through Progression refuses to accept this way of life and longs to break away from this routine and battle the stresses and worries that it brings.

By the beginning of 2011 the album was complete and ready to share it with the world, Ed set about enlisting like minded musicians to help him bring the music to life on stage. Within a few months the line up was complete and LUTE spent the summer rehearsing. By autumn 2011, the band were ready to embark onto the live scene.