About this album
'Magnetic II' is the latest release by Canada's Magnetic.
'Magnetic II' is a 12 song release that combines Mark Weiler's (the main Magnetic guy) love of electronic music with a more earthy, acoustic vibe. This shift in sound can be traced back to the last album, [the magnetic north], where these new sounds began to find there way in to the mix.
When Mark began writing the album his intention was to not stray as far from the original Magnetic sound as he did. However, when the first version of the disc was completed, Mark was not satisfied. He felt that there was not enough life in the songs, that they needed more urgency and drive. With this goal in mind, Mark began re-doing various elements of the original recordings (especially the drums) to give them a more 'live' sound. During this phase of the project a number of new songs also emerged, bringing the original 10 song tracklist to around 20! (That is why an outtakes album is also in the works)
Now that Magnetic II has been released, Mark intends to asemble a live band to perform as many shows as possible. You can expect to see this happen sometime around March or April of next year, due to unavoidable work commitments that will have Mark out of the country for a few months.
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