Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Johannes Luley "Tales From Sheepfather's Grove"

Country: USA
Sub Genre: Acoustic, Prog Folk, Ambient
Label: My Sonic Temple (MST1302)
Release date: January 15, 2013
1 Stab The Sea
2 Guardians Of Time
3 Moments
4 Give And Take
5 The Fleeting World
6 We Are One
7 Atheos Spiritualis 
8 Voya

Johannes Luley - all instruments
Robin Hathaway - vocals
Kristina Sattler - vocals
Sianna Lyons - vocals
Stephanie Bennett - concert harp

The wait is over. Five years after the release of Moth Vellum's highly acclaimed debut, Johannes is unleashing a solo album of stunning beauty and complexity. "Tales From Sheepfather's Grove" is an epic work that is bound to take the prog community by storm.
Johannes replaced the drum kit with a vast array of hand percussion instruments, giving the album a very primeval feel. These tribal grooves represent the foundation for a dense, cinematic sound scape comprised of acoustic guitar, mandolin, ukulele, moog synth and lush vocal arrangements. The occasional electric guitar is the icing on the cake.
"Tales From Sheepfather's Grove" features elements of progressive rock, classical, ambient, world and folk, all combined into a unique sound. It will take listeners willing to immerse themselves on a dreamlike journey. The 8 songs are flowing into each other seamlessly, telling a story of finding higher power within ourselves.

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1 comment :

  1. Just checked out this album via the myspace site and am really impressed with the opening track. It takes me back a few years (well, a bit longer than that) to the days of Olias of Sunhillow. Good to hear some originality with the percussion, something you don't often see, even within the prog genre.