We are Prynum and this is "Obstacles", our first album.
When we first came together as a complete band in early 2013 it wasn't quite clear where this journey would take us, although we instantly realized that it was all about evolving musically. Ever since we played our first few notes together, experimenting with metres, sounds and dynamics has been a natural part of our songwriting. Still, the focus has always been on writing actual songs by creating an immersing atmosphere and developing a certain mood or feeling.
While the songs on our first EP "Rational Animals" were created and recorded in a rather traditional rock setup of drums, bass and guitars (with a few dozen FX pedals), most of the songs on "Obstacles" were not written in a rehearsal room. Electronic elements like synthesizers, drum machines and samples were thus an essential part of the writing and production process allowing us to extend our experiments even further.
As the title suggests, it has been quite a struggle to release a full length album with long songs, loads of atmospheric soundscapes for you to dive in and plenty of weird time signatures to stumble upon - not least because the whole work is 100% DIY. Eventually, we made it. Thank you very much for listening.
released October 5, 2018
Armin Edgar Schwarz
Lennart Peter Wutz
Gaston Ragnar Rippinger - Vocals on "Meet You February 29th" and "Mould"
Written by Prynum, except "Mould" and "I'm afraid Dave" written by Prynum and Gaston Ragnar Rippinger.
Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Prynum at different locations and at various stages between May 2016 and August 2018.
Artwork by Prynum.
Blown away by this album at first listen - still incredible after all this time. The atmosphere in every track is so immersive, it's like listening to paintings of the wilderness. Outstanding debut, Marcin! fair2mindlin
Sometimes music is too heartbreaking to listen to. This is, yet I do, knowing it's about real people, extreme courage and gut-punching tragedies. If ever music spoke louder than words, this does. I feel guilty for listening and enjoying, so I dedicate my thoughts to love for those lost.
This is a new level of Post-Rock, from a band I had recently heard for the first time. What a blessing to have found them.