The vision was simple... to write good songs with deep, meaningful, thoughtful lyrics and melodies over lush musical landscapes. The first Garden of Souls CD, Wake Up, was well received by the local and national indie music scene. "Just as a painter needs his tools to create a realistic landscape, GoS knows exactly where the paint goes…" and "Surprising and totally upbeat, shows how diverse and how quickly they can meld, bend and master any musical style they put their mind too" were examples of the press received from their debut album.
For their second CD, the group chose to go bigger... making it a gapless record, like so many of the albums by Pink Floyd. It was a monstrous task, but the result is a fantastic CD with emotional peaks and valleys, forever digging deeper into the human psyche dealing with love, loss and redemption.
Working with known producers Tim and Andy Patalan (Sponge, "Bachelor" Bob Guiney, Hoarse, Peter Searcy, Birdbrain, Beth Orton, Jeff Buckley) and with special guest artists like percussionist Larry Frantangelo (Parliament, Funkadelic, Red Hot Chili Peppers) and Sufjan Stevens Guitarist/My Brightest Diamond vocalist Shara Worden, GoS feels like it's off to the right start.
They say good things come to those who wait... and the wait is over for Screaming Down From Heaven. The second CD release from Detroit band Garden of Souls (GoS) will be available @ CDBaby.com on June 30th and soon also on iTunes.
Garden of Souls' first release, Wake Up, is currently available and being sold on the CD Baby website as well as Best Buy online, I-Tunes and at the gigs.
The band is currently preparing for the release of Screaming Down From Heaven. More info is available in the Tour sections on their My Space and Sonicbids' sites.