MP3 Tinyfish - The Big Red Spark
Three years in the making, The Big Red Spark is a concept album tour de force – and then some. If Dark Side of the Moon is your favourite album of all time, then you simply must buy this. (Geoff Barton, Classic Rock Presents Prog Magazine)
13 MP3 Songs in this album (53:21) !
Related styles: Rock: Progressive Rock, Spoken Word: Storytelling, Featuring Guitar
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Tinyfish is a four piece band based in South London with a deep and abiding interest in all forms of progressive music.
The group formed in late 2004 as part of an informal collective of musicians who enjoyed playing the acoustic open mic spots of the capital but were unable to perform longer pieces due to the restrictive format such clubs impose upon their performers (i.e. no songs longer than four minutes). The group would get around this by stopping halfway through a song, introducing the second half and then continuing to the end.
However as the band''s material grew in complexity, this arrangement became unworkable and they took the decision to break with the acoustic scene to venture on as a full progressive rock band.
All too aware of the size of the group''s public profile in a genre that is home to some of the biggest names in rock, the band jokingly dubbed themselves Tinyfish and the name quickly stuck.
Their first task was to record the material which had been written over the previous six months. With little or no money and even less recording experience, the band constructed a D.I.Y. loft studio, using any equipment they could lay hands on. During evenings, weekends and holidays, the four progressed by a process of trial and error, gradually building up experience as they went. Finally, two years after beginning work, Tinyfish have released their eponymous debut album.
This, the band''s second full length CD (the physical release includes a bonus DVD with 4 additional bonus tracks plus a video of an interview with the band), takes the band to a whole new level. Three years in the making, “The Big Red Spark” is a concept album tour de force – and then some. Tinyfish have forged an absolute monster, equal parts deeply involving and massively confusing. All the familiar Tinyfish traits are here, but amped up to the max. Jim Sanders’ guitar sounds gigantic; the recurring themes reverberate with chilling precision; the spoken word parts sound like they''ve been lifted from the script of Blade Runner. Or Brazil.
If “Dark Side of the Moon” is your favourite album of all time, then you simply must buy “The Big Red Spark”.