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Garlands

by Band of Rain

Highly charged Melodic guitar Rock with haunting melodies and a sad beauty.
Genre: Rock: Instrumental Rock
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2. Test Pilot
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3. Voyager
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4. All Moonlit Through The Trees
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5. Magnetic South
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6. The Flying Sorcerer
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7. Lady Evening Star
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8. Beneath My Tree
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9. Sun On The Mountain
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10. Garlands
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11. Clouds
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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First there was Deep Space. It was the debut album, which went down very well. Now, the 2nd CD "Garlands" is out there and it too will go down well, especially if you want some music thats pretty heavy on guitars and synths...written with a mix of 60's psychedelia and ambient with a 21st century attitude.
The album is really different from Deep Space, but still sounds like Band of Rain, who clearly have a style all their own. Largely as all the songs have been written by lead guitarist and multi instrumentalist Chris Gill.

It is difficult to describe Band of Rains music, because it is pretty unique. It sounds like the great outdoors, and each part of each song fits in to the next seamlessly.It has some incredibly powerful beats too, the drums driving the music forward to the point where tapping your feet will not be enough.Blistering guitar solos and haunting melodies all add up to a unique work that is being heard and talked about worldwide.
It is an album for all seasons,and has been nominated by many as being in the top ten album releases of 2005.
You will be sorry if you miss this one....

Band of Rain are:

Chris Gill - Lead Guitar - Keyboards
Diane Fox - Bass
David Brown - Guitar / Vocals
Andy "Bonham" Hole - Drums


Review below by Duncan Glenday www.seaoftranquility.org
Band Of Rain: Garlands
Ozric Tentacles is the elder statesman of space music, and were instrumental in developing the style of lost notes floating around in space looking for a home but never finding it. Unlike traditional forms of music, the point of spacey music is to create a vibe, a sonic backdrop for the spaced out. It's a relatively unstructured format characterized by meandering sounds, melodic but without melody, and you can imagine yourself zoning out to the ambient tones and the moods and the atmospheres.

Think of it as the soundtrack to your dreams.

Garlands fits that mold, but thankfully it has more substance to it and many of the songs actually seem to have a purpose to them - vague though it may be in places. There's a lot of reverb with much of this music, and the mastering blends most elements into the broad soundscape of a spacey ambience, with just the guitar powering its way through occasionally providing an interesting feet-on-the-ground contrast.

The first impression you get when listening to Garlands is the synthetic beat at the beginning - a synth-pop beat that starts 5 seconds in, and it's there - on and off - all the way through the CD. Then the synth keys provide a spacey backdrop to the simple yet elegant sound of well played guitars, and the stage is well set for the rest of the record. The rare vocals on "Ghost Town" will recall Chris Rhea, or J.J.Cale.

In "Voyager", that repetitive synthetic percussion does little to ground the synth and guitar-generated textures and the formless ambience that has little melody or purpose - it's a low-energy flow that rarely seems to build up. Yet the next song" introduces strong guitar sounds, and rich mid-ranged female vocals, yielding a pleasing piece that bears several revisits. And on "The Flying Sorcerer" there's an aggression, and the oft-repeated motif from the song's intro is in a style that could have come from a Charles Brown record. Still - even this track is about mood rather than melody, sonics rather than structure.

With its gutsy guitars and the wonderful - if rare - female vocals, Garlands stands apart from most space music and will have appeal to a wider audience. Give it a try.

Track Listing:
1. Ghost Town
2. Test Pilot
3. Voyager
4. All Moonlit Through The Trees
5. Magnetic South
6. The Flying Sorcerer
7. Lady Evening Star
8. Beneath My Tree
9. Sun On The Mountain
10. Garlands
11. Clouds

Added: July 14th 2006
Reviewer: Duncan Glenday
Score:****



ARfm radio - DJ Paul Baker has put Garlands in the top ten for 2005.

Melos Prog Bazaar - Owner Anita Bhatia has named Garlands as the number one album of 2005.


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Progressive Rock & Progressive Metal - E - Zine

The Band Of Rain has a big heavenly orchestral sound and another example of pure
I´m very happy to introduce a special band. The Band Of Rain has a big heavenly orchestral sound and another example of pure Music - played and written at it's heart. The guys on the band play an incredible Symphonic Progressive Rock music, adorned with Hard Rock textures, blending elements from many sources such as Electronic Space Rock, Heavy Metal and Classic Rock, and even modern chamber music into a cohesive whole. The musical elements are extremely well balanced, all the instruments are clear, audible, with delicate arrangements, the main highlights on the songs are the killer guitar sounds, sometimes symphonic and sometimes heavy, driven by precise and very dynamic rhythms, while the floating synthesizer and orchestral keyboards add a touch of symphonism to all songs. In fact, the members on the band are highly talented musicians, who do not focus on one style, but show on their works how versatile they are. It´s hard classify the influences from Band Of Rain but, I can say that, they sounding like a hybrid of "Pink Floyd", "Mike Oldfield", "Yes", "Flamborough Head" and "Porcupine Tree". Band Of Rain is definitely recommended to the all Progressive Rock fans around the world. Brilliant and magnify absolutely recommended discovery, highly recommendable...