The Inner Road are a symphonic instrumental prog rock band. Formed from UK Prog Rock band Coalition "The Inner Road" are Steve Gresswell and Phil Braithwaite.
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“The Inner Road is a British duo that arose from the ashes of the progressive rock formation Coalition. When their lead singer decided to quit, Steve Gresswell (keyboards, drums, bass guitar) and Phil Braithwaite (guitars) decided to record an album on their own. They had a more symphonic style of instrumental prog in mind that didn't fit the Coalition-tracks they had been writing. After many months of hard, but extremely enjoyable labour they came up with seventy minutes of music that can be heard on Visions.
Sometimes working without a lead singer has an impact on the music. The main problem is that you're not focussed all the time, but that's not the case with the music on Visions. Both musicians have the talent to create fantastic musical parts on their instruments that never get bored. The keyboard samples of female voices, saxophones and flutes give you the idea that more musicians are involved, but as far as I know this isn't the case.
It's difficult to mention any favourite tracks because the quality level of all pieces is very high. Therefore I will let it alone to the listeners to decide which tracks they consider as their favourites. The style of music on Visions can be described best as neo-progressive rock. So, people who enjoy music recorded by bands as Pallas, IQ and Pendragon should check out this album, but you have to bear in mind that singers like Peter Nicholls or Nick Barrett are absent. After listening to the album several times I can only compliment these musicians for creating fine instrumental music. Well done...."
Henri Strik - Background Magazine
“The Inner Road are a new UK based instrumental symphonic rock band. The main members are Steve Gresswell and Phil Braithwaite, but they bring in other musicians as they need them. The band was formed in 2011 from UK prog rock band Coalition. Steve and Phil wanted a vehicle for the new symphonic instrumental tracks they were writing. The Inner Road are establishing themselves in the market with fans all over the world. The amazing Joe Satriani follow them on Twitter. Check out The Inner Road for yourselves:”
Progressive Rock and Progressive Metal
Review from Scout on SignmetoRoadrunner Records:
"Now I can really get into this kind of music! Love the symphonic sound you've created! Fell in love with the song dreamcatcher within the first 20 seconds! Like to hear the some more songs! You've got a great thing going here!"
Recorded and Produced at Orbital Productions
Engineer - Steve Gresswell
Produced by Steve Gresswell and Chris Gresswell
Executive Producer Chris Gresswell