The story so far...
The years 2010-2016 offered many pleasant trips and concerts both home and abroad. Especially it was incredibly nice to play on the main stage at Cambridge Rock Festival in 2014 and 2016, Haugaland Progrock Festival in Haugesund, with among others Junipher Greene, in 2015 and the concert with Adventure and Fish in Kimen Kulturhus in Stjørdal, also in 2015, and of course the We Låve rock festival in Hurum 2018, together with Arena and Franck Carducci Band. In the autumn of 2016 / spring 2017, the band served as a backing band for Caamora Norway, who set up Clive Nolan's musical "Alchemy" at Sætre, Kolbotn and Høytorp fort in Mysen.
The recording of "Tribus" began in the fall of 2016. The album consists of songs that have been on the live repertoire for a while, as well as brand new songs that have not been played live before. As usual, The Windmill has an epic when it comes to a new album, and this year's contribution is called "The Tree" and lasts for nearly 24 minutes.
The album is partly recorded at Morten Clason residence in Sweden, at Stig André Clason flat in Oslo and in the band's combined rehearsal room and studio in Hurum. The album is mixed and mastered by Karl Groom (Threshold, Shadowland, Strangers On A Train) at Thin Ice Studios in England.
In the spring of 2018 the band got the uncertain sad message that drummer Sammi Nøland had got cancer. He managed to finish the recording of the drums on the entire album in April. In August, the message came that the disease was greatly exacerbated, and unfortunately there was no hope of recovery. The night of September 5, Sammi died, and left a big gap in the band that has not yet been covered. RIP, Sammi! A wonderful human and glittering drummer has left us.
"Tribus" was officially released on November 15, 2016 in connection with the release gig at Belleville in Oslo, Norway.
Jean Robert Viita, keys; vocals, cows
Arnfinn Isaksen; bass
Erik Borgen; guitar, vocals, choir
Morten Clason; scissors, flute, guitar, vocals, choir
Stig Andrè Clason; guitar
Kristoffer Utby; temporarily on drums
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