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Ghost Canyon

Title - The Seven Ages of Starlight
Artist - Art Griffinís Sound Chaser

For those not in the know, Art Griffinís Sound Chaser was assembled piece by piece over the course of several years to record the music of Art Griffin.

First with guitarist Kelly Kereliuk, then with drummer Steve Negus (best known for his work with Canadian rock legends SAGA) and finally with the addition of electric violinist Victoria Yeh.

Work began on what was to be the first album in 2012. Gradually as the musicians rounded out the lineup, the first album, Visions From The Present was completed. Released in 2016, the album comes adorned with a stunning Roger Dean cover. Roger also designed the AGSC logo.

Now, with the help of some special guest artists, Jamie Glaser (Jean-Luc Ponty Band), Todd Sucherman (Styx), Michael Sadler (SAGA), Frank Wyatt (Happy The Man) and keyboardist Sarah Westbrook, along with the core four AGSC members, the second album The Seven Ages of Starlight is now available!

The new album was written by Art from 2015 to 2017. Recorded primarily at his Artsounds Studio with the exception of the drums. Steve recorded his drums at his Blue Room Studio and when Todd Sucherman came on board to record two tracks, they were recorded at his studio in Texas.

Most of the guitar and violin solos were recorded at Artsounds but after the Covid outbreak were recorded at the players residences and takes/retakes were done online.

The album was mixed by Art Griffin with additional mixing done with Adam Fair at his Villa Sound Studio. The album was mastered by Phil Demetro at Lacquer Channel, Toronto Canada.

1. Earthrise
2. Ride To Valhalla
3. Sorcererís Apprentice
4. Total Eclipse
5. JLP
6. Spanish Galleon
7. Seventh Wave
8. Chasing Sound
9. Mona Lisa Smile
10. Astronomy By Rail
11. Pulsar
12. All Of A Sudden Itís The End

This lushly created, smoothly orchestrated, and wholly heartfelt new album opens on the atmospheric Earthrise and the exuberantly-charged AOR of Ride To Valhalla and follows those up with the melodical free-wheeling Sorcererís Apprentice, the thunderously rhythmic orchestrations of Total Eclipse and then comes the near-nine minute lushness of JLP and the precise, acoustic guitar ambiance of Spanish Galleon.

Up next is one of my own personal favorites, the countrified fiddle and electro-pop organ vibe of the buoyant Seventh Wave and the lower ebbed AO(prog)R of Chasing Sound which are in turn backed by the finger-snapping funk lines of Mona Lisa Smile, the spacially atmospheric Astronomy By Rail, the album rounding out on the searing guitar work found within the near-nine minute epic Pulsar, coming to a close on the soaring, magically illuminous guitar opus All Of A Sudden Itís The End.

Says Art, ďAGSC III is already written and recording is underway. We are essentially a Recording Act but the possibility for a gig or two and the recording/filming of the same could potentially come to fruition. Video footage is always being posted on our FB page.Ē

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