Archives of Ages to Come, the fifth commercial CD from Emerald Rose, is an "evolutionary moment" for the band. Not just Celtic folk anymore, the songs include elements of jazz, rock, pop, and world-beat, along with messages both ancient and relevant to modern times. The sixteen tracks on this CD range from Gypsy/Pagan chant (Come To The Dance), to heartfelt Celtic mythological ballads (Before the Twilight Falls, Gwydion's Song), to rocked-up Pagan anthems (Three More Drops, Four Jacks). Scientists and astronomers will appreciate "Urania Sings", a rock ballad about the muse of astronomers, while fans of the Allman Brothers might groove on "Autumn in Asheville", a jazzy instrumental. There's also the band's well-known humor twist, with "Dance of the Rats" describing a kitchen nightmare, and the evolution rant "We Come From Monkeys" rocking down on fundamentalist nonsense with some heavy guitar and dance beats. There's even a couple of covers of Celtic classics: "Queen of Argyll" from Andy M. Stewart and "Irish Heartbeat" from Van Morrison. Somehow, it all ties together into an emotional journey that we hope will delight you again and again!
ABOUT THE BAND
Emerald Rose from Georgia (USA) combines Celtic, world-beat and rock sensibilities with original songwriting, creating a unique fusion sound that crosses many styles. Guitars, mandola, pennywhistle, bodhran, drums and bass drive the music, while harmony vocals bring across intelligent lyrics that range from ancient myth to modern thought. The band has been around since 1997, producing five commercial CDs and performing live across the USA and in Ireland. Their appearances at numerous sci-fi/fantasy conventions have given them a reputation as a "band of fandom" -- notable repeat engagements include Dragon*Con in Atlanta, I*Con in New York, and performances at the Oscars night cast parties for Peter Jackson's epic movies "The Two Towers" and "Return of the King" in Hollywood, CA. Music from Emerald Rose will appear in the Tolkien fan documentary film "Ringers: Lord of the Fans" distributed by Sony Entertainment. Meanwhile, the band continues a busy touring schedule, mostly around the Southeast USA.