Following their successful appearance at NEARfest 2005, the progressive rock world is now buzzing about this incredible band, New Norwegian sensation.
Wobbler is strongly influenced by symphonic progressive greats of the past such as GENTLE GIANT, EMERSON LAKE & PALMER, GENESIS, KING CRIMSON as well as classical music, and folk. The tracks on their debut CD "Hinterland" are both long and complex, with the title track clocking in at a whopping 28 minutes! Written over a period of six years, their music shows tremendous maturity and has been painstakingly shaped into dark symphonic masterpieces. Vintage keyboards (Mellotron, Hammond C3, Mini-Moog, harpsichord, etc.) run rampant on the album, both exemplifying LARS FRØISLIE's affinity for the instruments and providing sonic ecstasy for fans of keyboard-laden symphonic progressive rock. Sweeping dynamics emphasized by engaging acoustic guitar and flute melodies allow a bit of time for the listener to catch his breath during the invigorating journey though Wobbler's musical landscape. Close friend JACOB HOLM-LUPO of WHITE WILLOW assisted the band in both recording and production. The album was expertly mastered by BOB KATZ, who added a deeper dimension to the band’s music by enhancing the dynamics of the recording. Visionary artist MICHAEL BENNETT was commissioned to create the surrealistic cover art. Hinterland will engage progressive rock fans and audiophiles for many years to come.