Title - 'Explorer of Life'
Artist - Charles Brown
Best known to guitar fans as one of the finest independently produced, instrumental prog-rock fusion artists, Charles Brown has earned a stellar reputation for his many fine albums that offers a mix of guitar-based Progressive, Jazz-Rock Fusion and Hard Rock instrumental songs and arrangements.
For those not in the know, and following the immense critical acclaim of his last album, 2015's wondrous Wind Of The Eastern Sea, progressive rock guitarist Charles Brown now returns March 15th, 2017 with his all-new instrumental collection, entitled Explorer Of Life.
1. 'Explorer of Life'
2. 'Parallel Journey'
3. 'Ecliptic Voyage'
4. 'New Horizon'
5. 'Prelude' (From Cello Suite #1 BWV 1007, J.S. Bach)
6. 'Above the Mist'
7. 'Wind of Darkness'
8. 'The Darkest Night'
9. 'Spectral Voyage'
10. 'When The Sun Rises'
With all ten tracks spotlighting Brown's playing of a number of guitars, synths and percussion, the soaring, epic opening track, the title cut 'Explorer of Life' is truly expansive and will fill your whole listening area beautifully.
That's backed by the quieter, more pensive, at first 'Parallel Journey,' but soon too that erupts into a prog rock journey. The longest track is also one of the most beautiful, 'Ecliptic Voyage,' which in turn is followed by the delicate classical masterpiece, 'Prelude.'
The mid-tempo 'Above the Mist' is yet another home run here, and is backed by the '80s guitar and synth rock out of my own personal favorite cut here, the quite brilliant 'Wind of Darkness.' That's seamlessly entwined with 'The Darkest Night, before both 'Spectral Voyage,' and the gentle acoustic guitar of 'When The Sun Rises' bring the album to a close.
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