Title - Close To Nearby
Artist - Octarine Sky
For those not in the know, new band Octarine Sky, formed during the creation of the album Close To Nearby, as the shared vision of pianist and vocalist Dyanne Potter Voegtlin (of Potter’s Daughter), the legendary drummer, Simon Phillips, and bassist and producer Jan Christiana, became apparent.
Close To Nearby (due out November 5th, 2021) is indeed a true collaboration; all three play several instruments on the album, all three contributed to the arrangement of the songs, all three composed parts for every song.
And the result? A wide-reaching sound that’s artistically adventurous, driving and forceful, yet at certain moments also haunting and vulnerable.
Close To Nearby by Octarine Sky offers both instrumental virtuosity and beautiful, lush vocal harmonies while the rhythm section of Phillips and Christiana provide magnificent power and groove.
Add to that the artistry of the two superlative guitarists, Guthrie Govan (The Aristocrats, Asia, GPS, The Young Punx and The Fellowship) and Amit Chatterjee (renowned for his work as a guitarist, sitarist, vocalist and composer) and the outcome is the rich and riveting listening experience that is Close To Nearby.
The album features 8 tracks, 3 virtuosic instrumentals and 5 captivating vocal songs with all compositions arranged and produced by Jan-Christian Vögtlin.
3. Night Sky / Into the Dream (featuring Guthrie Govan)
4. The Mask
5. 5 (featuring Guthrie Govan)
6. Midnight (featuring Guthrie Govan)
7. VII (featuring Guthrie Govan)
8. Hold (featuring Amit Chatterjee)
Opening on the stylistically compelling notes of One, an arrangement of the first movement of the Piano Sonata #1 by Alberto Ginastera, they next move seamlessly through a captivatingly sonorous Rosewood into the cinematic Night Sky / Into the Dream (featuring Guthrie Govan), before bringing us a quite magical, conceptually vibrant The Mask.
Next up is the conceptual fusion of the aptly-named fifth track 5 which is itself backed by the organically ambulant Midnight, with this mesmerizingly spectacular new album rounding out on the atonal virtuosic masterpiece of VII (an arrangement for full band of a piano solo by Julia Schwartz), closing on the evocative and hopeful Hold (featuring Amit Chatterjee).
Potter’s Daughter - We Could Be [Official Music Video]
Amazon CD Purchase Link
Potter’s Daughter Band @ Facebook
Potter’s Daughter Band @ Instagram
Potter’s Daughter Band @ Twitter