MP3 Elegant Simplicity - Palindrome
Barclay James Harvest having a fight with King Crimson and coming out like Pink Floyd via Black Sabbath. Probably...
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ROCK: Progressive Rock, ROCK: Classic Rock
Elegant Simplicity are one of the UKs finest Underground Melodic Rock bands! Merging influences as diverse as Pink Floyd, Radiohead, Suede, Black Sabbath, Camel, Porcupine Tree, Barclay James Harvest, Fairport Convention, 10CC, Alan Parsons Project and Jethro Tull, we produce a style of music that sounds nothing like them!
Recently described as ''Progressive Rock Gods'', the bands latest album ''Architect Of Light'' (also available at CD Baby) fuses folk, rock, jazz, progressive and anything else that took their fancy into one seamless musical whole. Seventy minutes of breathtaking virtuosity.
- - - About ''Palindrome'' (2001) - - -
Already hailed as a ''masterpiece'' this CD sees the band exploring mans place in a seemingly harsh and unsympathetic world. Featuring great songs, diverse and epic arrangements and guitar playing to die for, this album will stay with you forever.
Full colour 8 page booklet, outstanding artwork and great vocals from Ken Senior - what more could you ask?
- - - A Little Bit Of History - - -
Elegant Simplicity was formed way back in 1992 by enigmatic multi-instrumentalist Steven McCabe, with the sole aim of creating instrumental melodic rock that was both easy to listen to and demanding of the listener''s attention at the same time. No mean feat. Since then, the band has steadily developed into the prolific vocal-driven vehicle we see today. Prior to the latest ''Architect of Light'' album, the band had released a further 13 CDs!
The first seven were entirely instrumental and featured Steven playing all the instruments. Soon after, he recruited vocalist and bass player Ken Senior - now a vital part of UK band P090 Degrees. Together and with various others, they released the classic albums ''The Nature of Change'' (1996), ''Reversal Of Time'' (1997), ''Purity And Despair '' (1998) ''Moments Of Clarity'' (1999), ''The Story Of Our Lives'' (2000), ''Palindrome'' (2001) and, of course, the phenomenally successful ''Architect Of Light'' (2002).
Lyrically, these albums have dealt with everything from euthanasia, un-requited love, religion, death, loneliness and all sorts of other cheery topics! The interesting point to note is that despite the often downbeat nature of the lyrics (which always strive to say something to the listener in a cliché-free way), the tunes themselves are very melodic and highly addictive! Every album has featured one or more instrumentals and every music style gets a right hammering at some point. As Steven has confessed to having a short attention span when it comes to music, nothing stays the same for too long unless it is used to deliberately create a specific mood in the listener.
Despite, or maybe because of this, Elegant Simplicity sound like no one else - a rare thing these days. You might be reminded of other bands, but Elegant Simplicity sure is hell sound nothing like them! Check out the sound clips and hear for yourself
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