Prepare to be transported to an ethereal realm where psych-rock vibes collide with ambient textures and jazz undertones. The New Magic, spearheaded by the visionary Martin van Houtum, unveil their debut album ‘Bird’s Eye View‘, a mesmerising collection of tracks that defy genre boundaries and invite listeners into a realm of sonic exploration. Bird’s Eye View‘ is a testament to the boundless creativity of its creator and collaborators. Martin van Houtum, serving as writer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist, orchestrates a symphony of sound that resonates with both familiarity and novelty.

Drawing inspiration from a diverse array of influences, The New Magic crafts a sonic landscape that is as captivating as it is enigmatic. Imagine the sonic alchemy of Brian Wilson meeting Brian Eno, or the whimsicality of Tame Impala entwined with the mystique of Zelda dungeons. Yet, even these comparisons fall short in capturing the essence of The New Magic’s sound, where fuzz bass converses with FM synthesis in an otherworldly dance of sonic innovation.

Thematically, ‘Bird’s Eye View‘ delves into the intricacies of time’s passage and the allure of a natural world untouched by human hands. Through poetic lyricism and evocative melodies, the album invites listeners to contemplate the mysteries of existence while immersing themselves in a sonic journey that transcends conventional boundaries.

The album also boasts a lineup of exceptionally talented musicians, including Per Kamfjord on vocals, Filip Zenon Ramberg on drums, Teodor Elstad on double bass, and Morten Smith Lien on saxophone. Together, they weave a tapestry of sound that is rich in complexity and emotion, elevating each track to new heights of auditory delight.

As The New Magic prepares to embark on a small tour in support of the album’s release, audiences can anticipate an immersive live experience that mirrors the enchantment found within ‘Bird’s Eye View‘. With its intricate melodies, thought-provoking themes, and genre-defying approach, The New Magic invites listeners to suspend disbelief and surrender to the transformative power of music. So, buckle up and prepare for a sonic adventure unlike any other.

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