Автор: allmusic555 | 13 октября 2010 | Просмотров: 1857Mp3
Artist: Agents of Mercy Title Of Album: DramaRama Year Of Release: 2010 Country: Sweden Label: Foxtrot Records Genre: Neo-Prog, Progressive Rock Quality: MP3 Bitrate: CBR 320 kbps Total Time: 1 h 11 min 23 sec Total Size: 164 Mb (+3%) | No Scans MySpace
Agents Of Mercy are back with a new full-on studio album entitled "DramaRama". In it's true retro-spirit it is rehearsed and recorded "live" in Varispeed Studios in Sweden, with very few overdubs. 12 songs written by guitarist Roine Stolt & singer Nad Sylvan - the concept was "to find the roots of our inspiration and the sounds we love" so there's the obvious late 60's and early 70's feel.
12 titles that focus more on melody, storytelling and drama than "technical delivery" - not withstanding the fact that the band house some of the most skilled hi - profile musicians in the present prog scene. Huge rumble and swoosh from drums, fuzzy grinding & thunder bass, Wurlizer piano, Hammond swirls and adventurous Moog ornaments, Telecaster twang and vintage Voxtubes - all there to support our swinging psychedelic-dramadelic 60's tripback. Plenty of symphonic rewards for the diehard fans of TFK or Transatlantic style prog - closer to Retropolis than Rainmaker- but yet more scaled down happy classic rock, glam & pop too. "It borrows from the theatrical rock - film noir - the oddity of young David Bowie - to the energy Mahavishnu Orchestra". The new album is a big leap towards a more complete classic (prog)rock band feel - where the 1st album stayed firmly in very pastel and mellow contemplating, but yet demanding modes.
01. The Duke of Sadness (9:17) 02. Last Few Grains of Hope (6:48) 03. Peace United (5:44) 04. Journey (7:39) 05. Gratitude (6:27) 06. Meet Johnnie Walker (5:28) 07. Cinnamon Tree (3:15) 08. The Ballad of Mary Chilton (4:28) 09. Roger the Tailor (4:35) 10. Conspiracy (4:05) 11. We Have Been Freed (8:37) 12. Time (5:00)
Line-up / Musicians:
Nad Sylvan - vocals and keyboards Roine Stolt - guitars Jonas Reingold - bass Lalle Larsson - keyboards Walle Wahlgren - drums