A progressive rock album in the classic sense of the word.Highly thoughtful yet organic compositions that are heavy on attitude and themes but accessible to the casual listener.
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"Over the years, I’ve reviewed or staff writers for sites that I’ve run at the time have reviewed, I think almost every release that the band White Stone has put out.
As each new release arrives in the mailbox there’s an anticipation as to what style of music I’ll be hearing coming from my speakers when I put the CD in my stereo. That’s because White Stone isn’t content to stick to just one style of music. Over the years the band’s music has included everything from, guitar pop, ambient, jazz, blues, and rock to psychedelic.
White Stone’s latest release, Yesterday Sun, is made up of ten instrumental tracks of progressive rock music. The songs are mostly lead by piano or guitar parts that interplay with the lush keys and electronic parts that are also found on them.
The songs also feature interesting arrangements that sound like their done only to have the song roar back to life after a few seconds of silence. This effect gives your ears and mind a little extra bit of a workout.
My favorite tracks are track-1, “”Stardrive,” that features a more hard edged electronic sound.
I also liked the flowing piano parts that are found on tracks like, “Yesterday Sun,” and “Someday.”
“Things to Come,” offers up nice gentle acoustic guitar work as it meanders along its musical pathway.
As I listened to the music that makes up Yesterday Sun words like, reflective, relaxing, interesting and inventive came to mind. If you’re in one of those moods then this music will help take you to the next level of your thinking."-CW ROSS/MARCH 2010