UPCOMING LIVE DATES
The debut album, containing "The Wanderer", "Kindermensch", and more.
CARROTS AND CANDLES
An acoustic live EP, featuring the music of Vagrant especially rearranged for this occasion. Recorded at Peperoni, Münster.
The band's second studio album, including "Four Seconds West", "Thelema", "Sun Pt. I + II", "Jester", and more.
MEMOIRS IN MONOCHROME
The third studio album turned out to be an instrumental concept album and was released in late May, 2017.
Ysma is an instrumental progressive rock band from Münster, Germany. Founded in 2009, the quintet combines atmospheric elements and progressive rock/metal influences, always focussing on the ambience of a song as well as unconventional rhythms and parts out of the ordinary. After gaining reputation as an energetic live band, Ysma released their first record entitled “Vagrant“ in April 2013. The 12-track album covered the band's diverse spectrum from purely acoustic pieces to heavier prog influenced by Rush or Opeth. The band's acoustic premiere took place in October of 2013, performing their material unplugged, re-arranged specifically for this occasion. Recordings of this evening were subsequently released in form of an acoustic live EP „Carrots and Candles“ in January, 2014. Other memorable live experiences include opening the stage for Norwegian prog metal band Leprous in November of 2013 and the band's appearance at Krach am Bach festival in August, 2014 (alongside Monkey3, Blood Red Shoes, Kamchatka and more). In the fall of 2014, Ysma presented their sophomore studio record „Fourth Wall“. Once again recorded, mixed and mastered by the band themselves, „Fourth Wall“ showed the facets of Ysma's sound and songwriting more clearly than ever: somewhere between jazzy arrangements, acoustic interludes and the edged quality of modern progressive metal, the band delivered thought-provoking instrumentals with a character of their own. In May 2017, the band released their third full-length output with the concept album "Memoirs in Monochrome". The record features seven new songs including the longtracks "30 Doradus", "The Glassblower", and "Implosions".
In order to keep all things in one place distribution-wise, we have a little shop section set up over at our Bandcamp site. If you're interested in physical album copies (which we strongly suggest you should be), head over to our shop. Please note that the number of physical copies is limited (although we'll give notice once one of the albums is about to sell out).