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Corvus Stone


Crossover Prog

4.03 | 334 ratings

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5 stars Not really sure where to start as I am not an album reviewer but I will give it my best shot.

Corvus Stone II song by song.

A Simple Life: Opens with Colin Tench and his signature guitar sound and features one of my all time favorite Vocalist Phil Naro (Backhand, Druckfarben) with a tasty beatle-esque feel.

Early Morning Call: Is one of my many favorite tracks which showcases just one of the various styles of Pasi Koivu on keys, it is reminiscent of what of Ray Manzarek might have done had he been a member of CS.

Boots for Hire: Is originally a Murky Red tune pure psychedelic bliss with a touch of madness and guitar fury. The track also features Stef Flaming who sang on the original

Sneaky Entrance In To Lisa: A wispy little (Instrumental) tune that leaves you wishing it was longer

Purple Stone: Nice little rocker featuring anther one of prog's newest stars on vocals (Blake Carpenter) this song will have you singing along in no time, what a song you want to sing along too?

A Stoned Crow Meets The Rusty Wolf: Classic (Instrumental) Corvus Stone what else can I say.

Lisa Has a Cigar: Nice little Renaissance feel not the band but the Renaissance era again a bit short but great none the less (Instrumental).

Mr Cha Cha: Another great (Instrumental) song it's what you have come to love and expect from the band.

Dark Tower: Brings Blake back to the album, has a nice jazzy feel, move over Frank Sinatra there is a new crooner in town.

Scandinavians in Mexico: Love it this features many talented musicians in prog doing percussions, think Zappa meets Santana.

Mystery Man: Has a very ominous opening with Pasi's keys and Petri's Bass kinda has dare I say an Alice Cooper feel vocally.

Camelus Bactrianus (Tuolla Tuonnempana): Is the first of two tracks to feature Timo Rautiainen. This song is sang in Finnish and reminds me of another great finish folk prog band called Vimma. Love the timpani's in this song as well as the opening track of the disc.

Uncle Schunkle: Funky & Jazzy (Instrumental) piece, traditional CS

Moaning Lisa: Its one of the beautiful song that one can imagine listening to during a beautiful sunrise on the shores of the Cayman islands while drinking Mimosas.

Campfire (Tulen Luona) Is the second and most romantic track to feature Timo Rautiainen, sadly this means we are at the end of the disc. Thank goodness I have my player on repeat.

Over all I am sure I have confused you all, but I have to end with this: Forget everything you ever knew about Corvus Stone, because this is the best body of music this band has released to date. I don't know how one can out do this release. Corvus Stone are not a one album band, they are here to stay. Whether they are cheecky or serious this is a must have album for an fan of original music. This is prog at its best.

The Band... Colin Tench - Guitars Petri Lemmy Lindström - Bass Pasi Koivu - keyboards Robert Wolff - Drums & Percussion Sonia Mota - All artwork and video work

Special Guests... Sean Filkins - Vocals Phil Naro - Vocals German Vergara - Vocals Timo Rautiainen - Vocals Blake Carpenter - Vocals Victor Tassone - Percussion Andres Guazzelli - Vocals

MRR | 5/5 |


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