One of Australia’s hardest touring bands, The Butterfly Effect, return with a studio release that exceeds all expectations. IMAGO is the second long player to be released by The Butterfly Effect, a stunning example of the how the bands writing skills have evolved their sound, whilst keeping the already distinctive characteristics of their style. IMAGO was written and arranged by The Butterfly Effect and recorded by US producer Joe Barresi, at Sound City Studios in LA. The album portrays a very melodic heavy rock sound which differentiates the band from other rock bands in the current climate. IMAGO is a true representation of The Butterfly Effect’s maturation.
Although filled with the resonant rock characteristics which The Butterfly Effect are known for, IMAGO has elevated the band to a higher level of musicianship. With a variety of song styles, IMAGO takes the listener on a journey; emotive lyrics and intense arrangements, with heavy peaks in contrast to moments of soothing motif. Highlighting the amazing vocal abilities of Clint Boge, his voice soars through powerful ranges, from the harsh projected vocals of ‘A Slow Descent’, the first single to be lifted from the album, to the sorrowful and sometimes operatic vocals throughout ‘Gone’. Kurt Goedhart’s guitar lead is present throughout the array of tracks, demonstrating his strong writing abilities in creative melodies and solid rock riffs. The rhythm section provides a solid base with eclectic bass lines by Glenn Esmond and an assortment of drum sections by Ben Hall, which pulsate throughout creating the underlying heartbeat of this odyssey.
Encapsulating the chaos theory, The Butterfly Effect have evolved in a way which brings truth to the phrase; their music creating a tidal wave effect both in Australia and overseas. Constantly conquering new territories, the bands popularity and fan base has grown phenomenally. Their debut self-titled EP sold in excess of 15,000 units, followed by their debut LP ‘Begins Here’, which to date has sold in excess of 33,000 units in Australia and over 10,000 copies via independents across the UK and Europe. ‘Begins Here’ has been released in 14 countries worldwide. The Butterfly Effect have proven themselves as a reputable Australian rock act, with solid writing skills, amazing live shows and commitment to hard work. Constantly touring in Australia and overseas, the band has performed over 400 live gigs in Australia, including all of the major festivals and toured the UK & Europe for six weeks in 2004. Their live gigs have received critical acclaim in both Australia and overseas earning them a reputation as a highly energetic and intense live rock band. The Butterfly Effect have broken boundaries - powerfully demonstrating their performance skills both on stage and in the studio.
2006 is a big year for The Butterfly Effect. The first single to be lifted from the album, ‘A Slow Descent’ is released on June 10th, to coincide with the bands headline gig at Sydney’s Come Together festival. IMAGO, their highly anticipated second album, will hit the shelves on June 17th. The IMAGO album tour kicks off on July 13th, covering both cities and large regional areas. Phase one of the tour, will include 40 shows and the band will perform to approx 40,000 fans.