A nice teaser for the Flight album along with two b-sides which cover quite a stylistic spectrum (their dash on prog metal and a little chamber folk ditty). And it comes in 24/96!
Favorite track: The Avatar.
The Avatar is the first two sections from Awakenings, the second song off of our debut album, Flight. For this single release, we're including 2 B-sides -- Turbulence, our concise and super-charged take on prog-metal, & Cencibel, a small work of chamber music.
released July 10, 2014
The Avatar: Jay Allen -- keyboards, David Hobizal -- drums, Xander Rapstine -- guitars, melodica, Kyle Robarge -- bass, featuring Phil Davidson on violin, Chico Jones on percussion, Chris Pickens on French horn, Tony Rogers on cello, Shauna Satrom on trombone
Turbulence: Jay Allen -- keyboards, David Hobizal -- drums, Xander Rapstine -- guitars, Kyle Robarge -- bass, featuring Mark Poitras on vibes
Cencibel: Jay Allen -- keyboards, Xander Rapstine -- tenor guitar, featuring Brian Butz on tuba, Roy Coon on clarinet, Phil Davidson on violin, Melanie Morgan on flute
Single cover design by Emil Rapstine
Artwork detail by Chris Panatier, taken from his original cover art to 'Flight'
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The first official outing of the "what would be" Steve Rothery Band. Riccardo Romano was missing with his keyboard wizardry and no singer at all (later Martin Jakubsky of Stillmarillion). Marillion's catalogue was represented by excerpts of instrumental sections where Steve had his solo spot. This is a milestone in the forming of a great band that later became the spokesman of early Marillion era and of course of Steve's solo material. If you want to hear how it all started you have to get this Alessandro Carmassi
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Steve Rothery is one of the "good guys" of prog. I appreciate it very much that his music doesn't sound like "Marillion" at all, although he's a founding membef of the band. He's a brilliant guitar player, but fortunately doesn't misuse his skills for mere egomaniacal presentations. The keyboards on this album are played by another excellent musician and composer in his own right - Riccardo Romano ("RanestRane", "Riccardo Romano Land"). Sven B. Schreiber