Monday, September 24, 2018

New Progressive Rock Releases From Deep Energy Orchestra and Spirits Burning

The progressive rock band, Deep Energy Orchestra is a revolving door of world-class musicians, led by bassist Jason Everett. The latest release from the band titled "Playing With Fire" features the work of Trey Gunn (King Crimson) and Indian percussionist Selvaganesh (Shakti) and was recorded live over a two day period at the Jack Straw Cultural Center. The new release features only four-tracks, beginning with "The Return," which highlights Gunn's new 12-string Warr Guitar, which gives off a piano-like sound. The Indian-infused rhythm of "The Awakening" and the Egyptian strings of "Mysterious World" showcase this group's expert worldly vibe. Deep Energy Orchestra close out their new album with the nearly twenty-minute epic piece "Resolve Improv Caravan," which is centered around the steady bass work of Jason Everett. To find out more about Deep Energy Orchestra and their latest release "Playing With Fire," please visit deepenergyorchestra.com.

Progressive/Space rock band Spirits Burning are collaborating with science fiction/fantasy writer Michael Moorcock on the band's latest album "An Alien Heat." The new16-track set takes one of Moorcock's latest literary novels and turns it into a space rock opera. It is also the first Spirits Burning album to feature the work of Albert Bouchard, founding member of Blue Oyster Cult. The band begins with the hard rock, guitar-driven energy of "Hothouse Flowers" and the slower, thumping rhythm of "Geronimo." Singer Ann Marie Castellano takes the lead on the vocals of the dark, moody vibe of "Soiree Of Fire," before shifting gears for the folk/rock appeal of "Fall In Love." The album continues with the experimental electronic soundscape of "Dark Dominion" and the sonic space rock of the seven-plus minute adventure of "To Steal A Space Traveler." Spirits Burning showcase their softer side on the ballad "Learning The Art," before finishing their new album with seventies rock style of "Back To 1896" and steady pace, lyric driven closer "Old Friends With New Faces." To find out more about Spirits Burning and their latest release "An Alien Heat," please visit earthlink.net/~falcone.

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