Released: 3rd November 2017
For their latest album, Pia Fraus bring a wide-lensed sense of wonder to their songwriting, revelling in the longer format, moving on and up. Field Ceremony builds on the sound-worlds created by the band's 2 7" singles from 2016, with their singular take on dream pop infused with a endearingly pleasing sense of melancholy.
"“Field Ceremony is not Pia Fraus’ comeback album. It’s our fifth full length album that needed some rest before it could be made; some ripening, inspiration, and thinking things over. This album is an emotional journey along soundscapes and feelings. You’ll surely find hints and quotes from our former albums, something familiar and something to surprise you. The music has been influenced by musical and other events that have happened meanwhile. Maybe you can spot some Imandra Lake and Wolfredt here. We were sad when our good friend and guitarist Tõnis left the band. And then we were happy to have the opportunity to work with Kristel Eplik, who sang on Wonder What It’s Like and on In Solarium. Also our former drummer Joosep Volk is back with us, producing our music videos.” - Pia Fraus