Title - 'Children of the Stones'
Artist - Shining Pyramid
Following the 2016 release of their debut self-titled album, the duo of Nick Adams (guitars) and Peter Jeal (synths, keys) aka Shining Pyramid have now brought out their sophomore album, the quite brilliant Children of the Stones.
The London-based duo with a shared affection for the progressive rock groups of the Seventies, Shining Pyramid's follow up to their stunning debut - which was loosely based on Arthur Machen's gothic horror story written in 1895 - combines synthesizer and guitar to bring forth a rather unique, and highly individual sound that easily rivals anything you've ever heard before from this prog rock genre.
1. 'Hie Thee Sungates'
2. 'Children of the Stones'
4. 'Machinery Of Myth'
5. 'Sun Loose in the Sky'
6. 'Raise The Stars'
7. 'Meadows Starred With Flowers'
The album begins with the joint-longest track on the album (at nearly 10 minutes), the quite absorbingly magnificent 'Hie Thee Sungates,' and backs that up with both the lazy, hazy day prog flow of the title track, and then the other joint-longest track, 'Horses.'
A track that exudes a haunting back bone melody complete with varying degrees of jaunty shifts, these musical moods are continued on the mid-'80s synth sound of 'Machinery Of Myth,' and my own personal favorite here, the pop rock guitar bounce of 'Sun Loose in the Sky.'
This quite wondrous new album then rounds out with the multilayered depth of emotion and static sonic intensity found within 'Raise The Stars', with the majestically atmospheric 'Meadows Starred With Flowers' bringing the show to a close.
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