Pymlico is an instrumental band from Oslo, Norway, led by composer and drummer Arild Brøter. The band mainly plays what has been described as a mix between progressive rock and fusion. However, their music also offers catchy hooks and singable melodies associated with pop music, alongside grandiose themes more in the vein of movie sound tracks. This combination of genres and a high level of musicianship gives the band it’s distinctive sound.
Pymlico was founded as a creative outlet for Arild Brøter in 2009. This led to three album releases: Inspirations (2011), Directions (2012) and Guiding Light (2014). The albums were made with a massive support of guest musicians, and they all received positive feedback and favorable reviews in the international progrock society. With a growing desire to perform the music live, Arild gathered a smaller band to do concerts – this eventually turned out to become the regular band Pymlico
The band has played at “Artrock in the City Park” in Lidköping, Sweden, done support for the Italian band The Watch, played at progrock-festivals in Norway and arranged several successful concerts on their own. In December 2014, Pymlico entered the studio to record live versions of three older and one new track, resulting in the the The Studio Live-project; an EP with corresponding videos documenting the live recording.
The next chapter for the band will be the completion of the fourth full length Pymlico-album. The album is now under production and will see the light of day in the fall of 2016. It will consist of eight songs and several of them have already been presented at concerts, gaining great feedback. The still unnamed new album will be the first to also be released on vinyl.
All albums are sold through CD-baby, iTunes and Amazon and can be streamed on Spotify.