Classic Rock band Kansas released their new album “The Absence of Presence”. The new material follows “The Prelude Implicit”, which was released in 2016 and ended a 16-year hiatus without unpublished Kansas material.
The band consists in: Ronnie Platt (Vocals), Rich Williams (Guitar), Zak Rivzi (Guitar), David Ragsdale (Violin), Billy Greer (Bass), Phil Ehart (Drums) and Tom Brislin (Keyboards).
Hear Kansas complete new album “The Absence of Presence” on Spotify:
Last March, Kansas announced a series of concerts in Europe in celebration of the album “Point Of Know Return”, starting at the London Palladium on October 18th and ending at the Holland Carre Theater in Amsterdam on November 10th .
Drummer Phil Ehart complained in an interview that people are currently physically present. But at the same time absent because they spend their time focused on their cell phones and other electronics. It is as if there is an absence of presence.
It is from this idea that comes the name of the seventeenth Kansas album. Also, apparently, the keyboards will have prominence, as in the initial phase of the group.
“The Absence of Presence” tracklist
1. The Absence of Presence
2. Throwing Mountains
3. Jets Overhead
4. Propulsion 1
5. Memories Down the Line
6. Circus of Illusion
7. Animals on the Roof
9. The Song the River Sang
The band’s guitarist Zak Rizvi talked about the song “Throwing Mountains” recently:
“Throwing Mountains” ’may be one of the heaviest songs Kansas has ever recorded. More than six minutes long, I like to consider it a mini-epic from Kansas” The Absence Of Presence was released on CD, 2 LPs, limited edition on luxury CD / Blu-ray and on digital and streaming platforms.