Friday, October 13, 2017

Daniel Cavanagh "Monochrome"

Country: UK
Genre(s): Art Rock
Label: Kscope (KSCOPE281, KSCOPE945)
Format: CD, vinyl, digital
Release date: October 13, 2017
1. The Exorcist (6:47)
2. This Music (4:53)
3. Soho (7:42)
4. The Silent Flight Of The Raven Winged Hours (9:13)
5. Dawn (2:47)
6. Oceans Of Time (8:15)
7. Some Dreams Come True (8:37)

Total Time 48:14

Daniel Cavanagh (Anathema) - instruments, vocals
Anneke Van Giersbergen (The Gathering, Devin Townsend, Ayreon, VuuR) - vocals
Anna Phoebe - violin

The music is definitely in the vein of Anathema, specifically the “Weather Systems” album.  However, Daniel utilizes folk music, mainly Irish, to add new textures and tones to that elevated and beautiful sound.  There are also more guitar solos, like in older Anathema material, and the music never really reaches a fevered pitch: This album is meant to be a tranquil, emotional journey with lots of ambient moments and picturesque melodies.  So, instead of the huge climaxes of Anathema’s music, Daniel mainly explores the more serene moments in brilliant fashion.  It creates an album that is peaceful, introspective, and full of wonder.
Read the full review by Jason Spencer at theprogmind.com

Also read the review by Jerry Ewing at teamrock.com

The Exorcist  



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