World wide release 2nd of March 2020
The Great Beyond
“The Great Beyond” contains of 9 new instrumental compositions written by Lars Boutrup in the style of classic keyboard driven prog rock inspired by artists such as Keith Emerson and Jon Lord. Though drawing from such inspirations, the album has its own sound with hard rock organ, themes, synth and big grooves together with an energy that is surely missed in today´s music. So for those who like the prog rock family and the times of ELP, Pink Floyd, Trace and Yes it is surely the prog rock album to listen to and prog your head away to.
It´s cool, it´s groovy and it´s music you want to hear once again because of its imaginative, grand and musical nature. The Great Beyond is a tour de force in making the most beautiful instrumental prog album and also to make the listener stay tuned to all the great themes, synthesizers and prog rock organs together with a unique rhythm duo of drums and bass.
New Line up
New man on the drums is Spike Nior, who Lars Boutrup has played together with in bands such as Simcess, Big Bang and Juruda Music. Spike Nior´s notably talents as a drummer, his love for prog rock and the years of mutual musical understanding between Lars Boutrup and Spike Nior has proven to be an amazing opportunity to evolve the Music for Keyboards sound. Joined with veteran Niels Wilhelm Knudsen´s unique bass play, the new line up adds yet another dimension to the Music for Keyboards´ sound and universe.
Over the years Lars Boutrup has played in and worked with bands such as Simcess, Big Bang, Evil Masquerade and Supernova along with studio recordings and music composing. Additionally Lars Boutrup has composed the music and played to more than 200 silent movie pictures in Denmark and Sweden.
In the Meantime
In between “Small as a Ball” and the new album “The Great Beyond”, Lars Boutrup released his second “Sonic Tool Box” album “A Space in Time” in 2017 and has played numerous live concerts in different constellations.