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6 Degrees Entertainment

Title - 'Dark Horizons'
Artist - Illuminae

For those unaware, Immrama Records and Gonzo MultiMedia have announced the release of Dark Horizons, the debut album from Illuminae, the brand-new project from Ian Jones (Karnataka, Chasing The Monsoon) and Agnieszka Swita (Caamora).

From dark, twisted symphonies to sweet lullabies, the collective writing talents of Ian Jones and Agnieszka Swita combine in their powerful new musical collaboration.

Embracing symphonic, progressive and Celtic influences, bitter sweet melodies intertwine with lush harmonies to create a majestic towering cathedral of sound, songs which traverse the dividing line between darkness and light, life and death, solitude and hope.

1. 'The Lighthouse'
2. 'Blood On Your Hands'
3. 'Edge of Darkness'
4. 'Lullaby'
5. 'Twice'
6. 'Heretics and Prophecy'
7. 'Sanctuary'
8. 'Black Angel'
9. 'Sign of Infinity'
10. 'Dark Horizons'

In much the same vein as shards of light piercing a subterranean labyrinth, this simply breathtakingly ornate and magnificently sculptured new album opens with the atmospheric epic 'The Lighthouse' (featuring Steve Hackett) and the melodically reaching rock of 'Blood On Your Hands' and they back those up with the edgingly paced, sweeping drama of 'Edge of Darkness,' the gently whispered, vocally retrained ballad 'Lullaby,' and then we get the organ-led, mid-tempo rock hipsway of 'Twice.'

Next up is the Eastern-imbued, funeral pyre storytelling of 'Heretics and Prophecy' which is itself followed by the pop rock of both 'Sanctuary' and 'Black Angel,' with the album rounding out on the gossamer ebb and flow of 'Sign of Infinity,' before closing on the near 12-minute long opus, 'Dark Horizons.'

The album features special guests Steve Hackett (Genesis), John Helliwell (Supertramp), Troy Donockley (Nightwish), Craig Blundell (Steven Wilson), Luke Machin and Gonzalo Carrera.

The album was mixed by Joe Gibb, highly regarded as a world class mix engineer and who has worked with many prestigious artists including Massive Attack, The Cure and Leftfield.

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