Troyka Unveil Stunning New Video

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British experimental instrumental trio, Troyka, have unveiled a stunning new animated video for their track ‘Arcades’, taken from their third studio album ‘Ornithophobia’.

The trio features Kit Downes, who was once Mercury nominated in his own right, on Hammond/synths, along with Chris Montague on guitar and Josh Blackmore on drums, thus making Troyka, with their cool Prog Rock/jazz sound, a cut above your average Hammond organ trio.

The album’s title, ‘Ornithophobia’, was inspired by guitarist Chris’ fear of birds, and is set in a fictionalised post-apocalyptic London  in which people have contracted a form of avian flu that turns  them into human-size birds and and makes them lose their minds. The album’s artwork, created by artist Naiel Ibarrola, compliments the dark comic book theme, and features our heroes Troyka.

‘Arcades’ is the opening track of  ‘Ornithophobia’. Setting the scene for the rest of the album, it offers a deceptively mellow intro, which soon descends into an unrivalled concoction of prog, thrash, jazz, blues and a Bernard Hermann score.

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