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3.57 | 23 ratings | 3 reviews | 0% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2008

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Devil's Garden (4:32)
2. The Green Caves (5:08)
3. Crashing Waves (4:28)
4. Crater Camels (5:44)
5. Absynthe (3:12)
6. Fire Mountains (9:37)
7. Mirador (5:06)
8. Blackbeach (3:33)
9. Observe and Learn (9:12)

Total Time 50:32

Line-up / Musicians

- Hanspeter Hess / keyboards, drum programming, drums

- Thommy Frank / guitar, bass (4, 8, 9)
- Dominik Wimmer / guitar (1, 2, 6)
- Claus Flittiger / guitar (4)
- Michael Jarosch / guitar (6)
- Kai Heyrock / guitar, bass (7, 9)
- Roland Enders / guitar (9)
- Markus Roth / keyboards (2, 4, 5)
- Stefan Dittmar / drums, percussion (3, 5, 8, 9)
- Ben Schneider / drum programming (6)

Note : The actual instrumentation could not be fully confirmed at this moment

Releases information

Artwork: Herbert WANDERER

CD self-released (2008, Germany)
CD Musea - FGBG 4805 (2008, France)

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THE HEALING ROAD Timanfaya ratings distribution

(23 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(0%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(57%)
Good, but non-essential (39%)
Collectors/fans only (4%)
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THE HEALING ROAD Timanfaya reviews

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Review by Windhawk
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
4 stars Compelling production from this German solo artist, who's crafted a highly intriguing album with the help from a multitude of musical friends here.

The compositions are mostly keyboard driven, with the piano as a central melodic element in carefully crafted multilayered arrangements; where organ, floating synths and multiple keyboard layers all contribute to a greater or lesser extent to flesh out a detailed, nuanced sound rich in textures and with a good amount of tension. Contrasting elements are utilized in a skilled manner; focusing on minor details rather than the big contradicting sounds. Drawn out guitar chords and acoustic guitar licks add even more details and nuances to the performances, and the drums are used in at times rather creative and innovative fashion to serve some rather unique sonic explorations.

In style we're talking a variety of Neo progressive rock, with added elements from vintage progressive rock as well as new age; lush and mellow but often majestic and rich in atmosphere at the same time; and rather energetic on a few occasions. Well worth checking out by fans of instrumental music with symphonic progressive rock as the main musical foundation.

Review by Marty McFly
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Errors and Omissions Team
3 stars OK, that's not exactly the look of a prog artist that you would expect, but it's someone producing surprisingly interesting music. Even not as much as I expected. There are layers in all of songs presented here and so, they're structured, completely with graduating composition, climax and aftermath that follows. However, there's something bad and instead of other albums I've reviewed today (and didn't like certain elements and was able to name them), I'm not able to describe it here. It should be interesting, it's not typical neo, but should be shouting on each of my prog senses and saying that this is very good record, but instead, I find myself without a word (I'm sometimes talking to myself, or others, or animals, trees, you know the stuff), not pleased, nor angry. Just with empty feelings

3(+), I suppose will be appropriate to describe my feelings + prog value I see in this record + how interesting this music is. Not bad, not good, average.

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4 stars "German gem" This is a musical project by the German keyboardplayer/drummer Hans Peter Hess who has invited several musicians on the five albums he has released bet ... (read more)

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