RICHARD BARBIERI Shares Video For Flare 2 Taken From His New Solo Album UNDER A SPELL

Richard Barbieri has shared a new visual for Flare 2 to mark the release of his new solo album UNDER A SPELL through Kscope. Boasting a groundbreaking career that began in the late 70s with synth-pop visionaries Japan and more recently as a member of influential art-rock band Porcupine Tree, UNDER A SPELL is the first full length solo record from Richard Barbieri since 2017s Planets + Persona.

Taking place over a period of nine minutes, Flare 2 is a sprawling and evolving soundscape of synths, trumpets and intriguing classical instrumentation. Indicative of the bold and progressive composition and production of Richards work on UNDER A SPELL, Flare 2 now has an equally enthralling visualiser courtesy of animator Matthew Entecott.


Released today, UNDER A SPELL was originally intended as Barbieris fourth solo album and a direct follow up to its predecessor, 2016s Planets + Persona. That record, made in different studios across Europe and heavily incorporating live performances from a range of musicians, was adventurous and bold, showcasing Barbieris endlessly inventive song writing and mastery of electronic music. The follow-up would pick up where it left off, journeying further into the expansive terrain he mapped out on the previous record. And then the COVID-19 pandemic hit, and everything changed. I wrote and recorded it in my studio at home, with all this strangeness going on outside, says Barbieri of UNDER A SPELL. It became something completely different: this weird, self-contained dream-state album.

Barbieri's willingness to constantly redefine his own musical boundaries are never more evident than on the brilliant, hypnotic UNDER A SPELL the latest milestone on this utterly unique journey.

Videos available from UNDER A SPELL:
Flare 2 -
Serpentine -

UNDER A SPELL is out now on CD, gatefold double black vinyl LP, limited edition gatefold double red vinyl LP (exclusive to the Kscope store) and digitally available HERE (
(Please note in North America the retail release is 5th March and in Germany 12th March)

Praise for UNDER A SPELL:
Its in Richard Barbieris solo work that a gift for painting with sound finds full fruition Uncut
Atmospheric, jazz-inflected art-prog - Classic Pop
a crossover combination between Tangerine Dreams Zeit and David Bowies Low. Echoes & Dust

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