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Rites At Dawn

by Wobbler

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aFriendlyBullet Arguably one of Wobbler's best starting points.

It hones in on various elements that made the '70s progressive rock giants (like the gentle one!) so fantastic. It rocks all of the classic prog tropes — Mellotrons, sparkling synths, woodwinds, etc. — but it boasts such things with a modernized & unique flair. Not to mention, every track here is wonderfully composed & full of virtuosity & passion.

In short, this album is a beautiful example of symphonic prog. A masterpiece, if you will! Favorite track: In Orbit.
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Kaxlan Mal'ix This album is the perfect example for what prog rock is. If You love prog with stunning keyboard playing and analog stuff, this one must be in your collection. Favorite track: In Orbit.
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impressivelad folky, dripping with nods to Yes and other classic bands with catchy melodies. the songs flow like, erm, a river. this is the album where Wobbler really hone in on their song writing, culminating in the masterpieces that would succeed this one. Favorite track: La Bealtaine.
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andrewmigliore Like a comfortable sweater or shoes, Rites At Dawn will please any lover of prog rock especially Yes fans. Wobbler has their own voice but you can hear the pleasing echoes of songs like "Siberian Khatru." Really you cannot go wrong. Get it.
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Oddball One of the greatest modern prog albums. It's easy to pick spot references, but impossible to knock the originality of the final product. Press play and go for a ride. This is only meant to be consumed whole. Favorite track: The River.
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Lucid 01:40
La Bealtaine 07:54
In Orbit 12:29
Leaving the forest where we came to life and where we praised the Sun and the Moon tomorrow brought us closer to all the hidden things what we became * * * Out from the woods, with weapon in hand – they flee ‘cross the fields leading the tribe, into a new land to build a home by the river To capture the rites, the cycle of birth - to sow and to follow to harvest the fruits, from the womb of the earth and the seeds of the present – sky! Gathering light, for the snake to unfold down a passage of stone into the core, to watch it explode let it shine like the bright star in the sky * * * Wake them up now, the seeds in our eyes in Floras name Flora! we do revive you Come again with your petals in bloom – white as the moon that shines on the fields We bid you to rise and cleanse our minds strengthen our hearts Daylight – silver and gold spun soaring threads of life - bright chariot descending on cities of stone sensing the serpent eight within us as moonlight breaths the dawn * * * Listen to the words, that fly with the wind – that fly with the wind the teachings of the earth, that flows from within let it shine like the brightest in the sky Relieve us! Relieve them! we have blinded ourselves and cannot see relieve them! relieve us! let it shine like the bright star of the sky * * * Once, in the dark, a hand outstretched towards a spark grasped a form, a shape a circling square inside a sphere, around and round towards the signs flowing stream of life, the floral web and the sea enter the core and dissolve closer to a meaning orbiting What we used to be tells us something of where, where we belong orbiting deep down inside the greater beings hidden laws the reference frame of all life euclidean space inside the observer orbiting
The River 10:06
Lucid Dreams 02:20


Rites At Dawn is the third album by Norwegian prog rock band Wobbler. Released by Termo Records in 2011.


released May 18, 2011

Andreas Wettergreen Strømman Prestmo - lead vocals
Morten Eriksen - guitars
Kristian Hultgren - bass guitar, saxophone & glockenspiel
Lars Fredrik Frøislie - keyboards & vocals
Martin Kneppen - drums & percussion

Additional musicians:
Hanne Rekdal - bassoon
Ketil Vestrum Einarsen - flutes

Trine + Kim Design Studio - artwork & design
Lars Fredrik Frøislie - producer, engineering and mix
Tinfoil Audio - mastering
Janne Rugland - photo

Recorded at LFF Studios in Oslo and Hønefoss between May 17th 2009 and February 9th 2011.
Cembalo recorded at Roth Händle Studios in Stockholm.


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Wobbler Oslo, Norway

Wobbler is a Norwegian progressive symphonic rock band formed in 1999.

They have released five albums; Hinterland, (2005), Afterglow (2009), Rites At Dawn (2011), From Silence to Somewhere (2017) and Dwellers of the Deep (2020). Over the years Wobbler has gained more and more recognition, and it is fair to say that Wobbler is a household name amongst the progressive community worldwide. ... more

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