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Multinational project CORVUS STONE more or less came to be in the spring of 2012 following a series of chance encounters between musicians on social networks, Facebook first and foremost. With a helping hand by dedicated music fan and musician friend Sonia Mota, a common denominator in the virtual friends lists of all the musicians and others involved in the project along the way.

The initial core of this project was Colin Tench, Petri Lemmy Lindström and Pasi Koivu however, with Colin Tench lending some guitar work to one of Pasi Koivu's compositions the first action that lead to a series of reactions that saw Lindström getting involved and the trio in a matter of a few weeks suddenly finalizing a handful of compositions for the sheer fun of it. It was about that time that they collectively realized that they all had a new band project going. Koivu is the main composer of the threesome. Lindström will make the occasional foray into these territories too, while Tench caters for production and arrangements.

As the project evolved a few more people got involved. Another chance encounter saw Blake Carpenter joining the ranks as vocalist and occasional lyricist. As he joined pretty late in the process his input was limited this time around. Another late addition to the band was drummer Robert Wolff, and while he managed to add a few details to the Corvus Stone debut album the majority of his contributions as a band member will be heard on future occasions.

Corvus Stone self-titled debut album was digitally released in the fall of 2012, with a CD edition following shortly after.

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Review by GruvanDahlman
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5 stars I was approached by Colin Tench, asking me to listen to the new album by Corvus Stone and maybe review it on PA. Since I have had the great pleasure of giving Oceans 5, another of Tench's projects, a review I was more than happy to. I was fully aware that Corvus differed from Oceans 5 but I had no knowledge of just how this difference would manifest itself. Since I had no preconceptions to speak of I listened to the album with an open mind, not quite ready for just what lurked beneath the cover of the album.

Since I knew nothing, really, about the music inside I was amazed and impressed from the get go. The opening quartet of songs does not give the album away but is in itself an amazing set of songs. Pastoral, beautiful and gently flowing. 'Boots for hire', a cover apparently, opens up quite bluesy but changes direction quite a few times, going from blues to all out hard rock and ends on a choral, middle eastern note. Really impressive stuff, since it does not get the feeling of being forced. Rather it is very natural. The track 'Sneaky entrance to Lisa' is to me a perfect ending to this suite of music. Maybe I am only imagining it to be four parts of an epic work but I will cling to that notion, anyway.

The ZZ Top-ish 'Purple Stone' with it's Saxon overtones is quite refreshing but does not make my bells chime in the same way as the first four. It is a matter of taste, I suppose. It's good but I have not totally warmed to it. There is however a jamming section with organ and Tench's guitar which is really good. It does possess a certain refreshing quality, as I have stated, and kicks in like that wafer thin mint after a nice meal and that is certainly a good thing.

The pastoral and beauty returns for a spell with 'A stoned crow meets the Rusty Wolff Rat'. The very beautiful intro gives way to an almost avant garde fusion section which is energetic and engaging, before landing in a very spacious feeling. Tench's guitar and the keyboards feel like a cloud of sounds and sights.

There are a couple of really short tracks, like 'Dark tower' for instance, really deserving notice. They are like bridges or passages between the songs, guiding you through this bewildering palace of music. How these harmonize with everything else makes me marvel at the musicianship on display.

'Moaning Lisa'. Ah, now there's a track. Nigh on 15 minutes and built around a sense of renaissance music. It's like Henry Purcell or John Dowland going prog rock and really embraces the seemingly vast oceans of time and musical soundscapes. While one envisions the countryside manor house in the Elizabethan era in all it's glory, one is awakened by a mouth organ playing this furios solo. (In fact it reminds me of the mouth organ in 'The Wizard' by Black Sabbath. That is good, mind you.) It all finishes with a waltz. How do you pull that off? To Corvus Stone it is the most natural of things, it seems.

I will not go through every track, there's an incredible 16 of them, but worth noticing is the variation in styles without ever losing the sense of quality. There are no fillers. Everything from jazz, rock, hardrock, folk, latin (Scandinavians in Mexico), classical, medieval and contemporary share the same plate and it is a glorious plate. The way Corvus Stone approaches music, every song is treated as an entity of it's own, as is stated in the CD, is quite rare. That becomes very obvious when there's lyrics in finnish rather than english. That tom e is a strength and boldness.

The abundance of moods, genres and textures are really something to give them unashamed credit for. It is brave and visionary. Boldness in the shape of a CD. Despite the fact that there are such a mass of different genres I never feel lost or confused. It is a delicately ordered collection of songs moving through all and any territory without being forced or seem abnormal in the context of it all. It simply flows, glides and utilizes everything great about music and manages to capture the essence on top of that. It is an achievement and one that I think will grow into the conscience of others. I am also of the conviction that it will stand the test of time just perfectly.

So, all this praise and now for the final judgement. How to rate this album? I started out feeling that it obviously needed four stars and that would be quite enough but the more I listen, the more I hear and the more I discover I lean more and more towards five. And why shouldn't it get five stars? I cannot really come to any convincing reason as to why not. This is an extremely well written, well perfomed and solid album. On the strength of that notion I will award it five stars. I think they deserve it.

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Review by Mat Cat

5 stars The first Corvus Stone album was brilliant. The 2nd is outstanding. I compare it to raising your 2nd child where you put in all the experience in the education you gained from the 1st one.

As a german DJ of a German Rock/Prog oriented internet station I normally don't write reviews, especially not in English. I comment on air and get feedback in the chat or by mail.

Playing songs like "Boots For Hire", "Purple Stone" or "Scandinavians" on air is a grateful task, my audience takes them on in no time and loves them as I do. Especially their version of "Boots" is mind blowing. The original song by Belgium's "Murky Red" is 10/10 for me, but this cover version extends the length and contents and richness of it and lifts it to another level. It does NOT make the original obsolete, but it lifts it to a sort of "dream level". When you have heard a song you like several times on repeat and go to bed, boozed or not, whilst fading into dreamland the song will play in your brain and your own fantasy will add dream stuff to it and will change it and you will like it even more before you fall asleep. I imagine Corvus Stone did just this, but had a magic dream recording machine running, which made it easy for them to put this fine cover together.

The dream machine was running on quite some of the other tracks too, but you should go and find out yourself. I hope you can spare an evening and listen to this album 3 times in a row, as I did a week after I got it. Before that I only had limited time to sneak into some of the songs and was not totally happy with all of them. But that evening they all started to make sense and as much as I opened up to them, they would open up to me and the 3rd run-through was like living in perfect harmony together. Especially with my "Moaning Lisa", which is track 15 on the album, but has it's 30 second overture "Sneaky Entrance in to Lisa" as track 4? the only thing I could nag about. But as a DJ I can change it to my liking? I played tracks 4 and 15 in a row and was happy.

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Review by Lute

5 stars I loved Corvus Stone's first album and planned to get this one as soon as it appeared. Then I saw that Sean Filkins is on it! Never imagined that combination. In fact it is hard to get my head around how many people are on this one. Finnish lyrics also.. check that out! The album sounds exactly like they did before but is wider and bigger and covers more styles than ever. Their blurb mentions Beatles and Jazz funk. After Jussipussi on album 1, it's obvious that there will always be surprises with this lot. Shock in fact. It is impossible to choose any favourites here. That changes with each play. I would be surprised to find anyone who didn't love at least half of this album. Incredible and yes it is even better than the first.

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Review by BrufordFreak

4 stars This is a much more mature and cohesive band effort than CS's debut album--with an entertaining (and often humorous!) concept entwining the collective of 16 songs. These very skilled musicians are showing a greater familiarity with each other and nice collaborative blend in their music than on their previous effort (in which many of the songs seemed contrived to give more flash and shine to individuals and to solos). The brief instrumental interludes between some of the longer songs are nice. My only complaint with this album is that when the occasional all-out rock song ("Purple Stone") or passage rears its head it takes the feel of the album, in my opinion, away from that of progressive rock and instead into a more "classic" "southern" rock zone. Once again I have to single out axeman Colin Tench: the man can play! And he seems to be a master of any style he chooses! Check out "Uncle Schunkle" to get a little taste of what I mean. It's like hearing Alvin Lee, Jeff Beck and Buddy Guy all in one! An astounding listening experience.

Album highlights: "Boots for Hire" (8:58) with its excellent keyboard guitar weaves, Krautrock rhythm lines, and excellent raspy vocal (kudos Staf Flaming) (9/10); the upbeat Santana-like "Scandinavians in Mexico" (5:06) (8/10); "Camelus Bactrianus" (8:42) (9/10); the extraordinary "Eternal Universe" (3:52) (10/10); the epic "Moaning Lisa" (14:08) (which feels like a tango in disguise as a waltz and has a delightfully unpredictable uptempo instrumental midsection) (8/10), and; the album's brief intro and outro. Nice variety of male vocalists--ALL quite good! Top notch recording and mixing (much better than on CSI) Kudos, Corvus Stone! You guys are gelling so well! Next album, I expect, will be your masterpiece.

4.5 stars, rated down for lack of convincing and cohesive stylistic flow within a 'concept' album.

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Review by DrömmarenAdrian

3 stars Now perhaps I am throwing stones in a glass house. I am going to say some words about a new record that has got a lot of appreciation and I appreciate it too, even if I can't like it as much as I perhaps want. Someone have to be the first to not give this record five stars and suddenly it became me.

Corvus Stone is a group of talanted musicians from different places and they have recorded two records since 2012: "Corvus Stone" that year and "Corvus Stone II" now 2014. The cover makes you curious with a cosy environment and an interesting girl standing in the middle. Together with a lot of guests the band consists of Colin Tench(guitar), Petri Lemmy Lindström(bass), Pasi Koivu(keyboards) and Robert Wolff(drums & percussion).

This is a good record, I will start with saying that. There is a lot of complexity and fine instrumental pieces but in my opinion the whole loses because of a lot of fillers and some sleepy long tracks too. The best track though is also the longest "Moaning Lisa" is in most aspects lovely and something you listen to with a big smile on your lips(8/10). I like the vocalist on that track very much too. "Mr Cha Cha" is also one of my favourites(8/10) with great instrumental passages. The shorter starter "The simple life" and the closer "Campfire"(with great Finnish vocals) fit my taste of music well too(8/10) just as "Early morning call" and "Sneaky entrance in to Lisa"(8/10).

I think the record loses on its length. Beside from the songs I mentioned there are no songs that aspirates to be masterpieces. Almost every song is good and you will have a pleasant time when you put the record on. But how nice I think this is I have hard to see how it could have gained so much unconditional appreciation. I will give the record three solid stars. My song to song rating gave me the average 3.38 stars.

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Review by MRR

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

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Review by mohaveman

5 stars If any progressive release should be labeled as "eclectic", than it's this fine second release form the multi-national Corvus Stone. Let's see what I hear: Zappa, Moody Blues, Deep Purple, Uriah Heep, Utopia, The Beatles, salsa, flamenco, classical guitar, dark blues, Strawbs, Haken, Ambrosia, and probably more that I can't recall at this moment. You would think that with this much diversity an any release, the artist would be straining to pull it off. But Colin Tench and the rest of the amazingly talented musicians have no problem doing just that. From the opening sounds of The Simple Life wiith its Beatles leanings, to the rocking Purple Stone (Deep Purple influence overt here), to the brooding Finnish sounds of Camelus Bactrianus, to the short interludes between the longer pieces, this album never has a let down. I don't feel any temptation to skip over any of the 16 tracks. If I have to play favorites, the vote would go to The Simple Life, Camelus Bactrianus, the Strawbesque Moaning Lisa, and the Finnish mellow closer Campfire. I don't know the translation for either of the Finnish language songs, but they are highly enjoyable. Along with IQ Road of Bones, this has been getting the most airplay around my house in the desert. I can see why it has been getting such great reviews on ProgArchives. The hardcore members of the band along with special guests such as Sean Filkins, Blake Carpenter, and Timo Rautiainen have shown they can combine superb musicianship with eclectic prog sensability with a touch of goofy mirth to create one of the year's best releases. Thanks to Colin Tench for letting me listen to the digital download of this great release. And cheers to the artist who made the beautiful cover, Sonia Mota. A prog album without interesting art is a sad thing. 5 stars!

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Review by Debateabill

5 stars The second album by this band and quite the contrary to my suspicions that they had done a one off with the first album, never to return. This time, Corvus Stone seem to have doubled in size! I don't mean the music, although even that has grown. So many singers in the band this time and the strange thing is that they haven't become a backing band for singers or changed their style. All the vocals are right in the music. The drums way more prominent than before and that bass!!! I have seen Santana mentioned and I agree, just like on album 1 in fact but only here and there. This changes from rock to jazz to perfect melodies and then to pure prog! I doubt if I have taken this all in yet but I am completely hooked already. This is really not like any other band out there, or it might be more correct to say that they are like a whole swarm of different bands. It could sound retro to some too. Not to me tho'. Simply put - This album is incredible!

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Review by YtseRob2112

5 stars Normally when I write a review of an album, I like to include some kind of background about the band, a history of the group we're getting ready to dig in to. However this time, since this disc is such an immense platter of musicianship and impeccable writing talents, we're going to jump right in and, if you'll pardon the cliche, let the music do the talking.

First off, there is no real way to categorize this album into one all encompassing musical genre, as the album combines just about every genre you could think of, and even adds a kitchen sink or two to the mix. The musicians involved are all at the top of their field, and they use their talents to craft an album that will continue to reveal many nuances and surprises after even multiple listens.

The album starts off on a bit light note with a seemingly straightforward track called "The Simple Life". And though the vocals themselves are very simple, the music is anything but. Very orchestral and melodic, with a cacophony of intensity around each corner, this two minute track is the perfect way to start an album that is all over the musical map. After this all too brief intro, the disc really kicks in and takes us through an emotional spectrum with instrumental music, the likes of which hasn't been heard since the bands debut album, and builds on the strengths of that album, and multiplies it.

If you can't find something to satisfy your music loving ears on this album, you're just not listening with an open ear. The first instrumental track on the disc, "Early Morning Call" is another deceptively simple track, propelled forward on a beautiful melody and some enchanting guitar placed expertly atop a haunting synth line, and pulled together by a driving rhythm section that climaxes perfectly with an amazing guitar solo and an orchestral outro of breath-taking beauty.

For the first vocal track, we are treated to a stellar cover of the Murky Red song "Boots for Hire". With a vocal performance by Murky vocalist Stef Flaming, this tune is a bluesy, progressive rock masterpiece, made all the better by this talented group of musicians. The instrumental break down in this song is something almost from the Led Zeppelin play book, and is sure to get your fists pumping in the air, keeping time with this brilliant song.

Following "Boots for Hire" is a very short, and beautiful instrumental piece, "Sneaky Entrance In To Lisa", with its acoustic melody enchanting my ears, I almost wish it were longer. After this track, we kick things into high gear with a song clearly inspired by the great Deep Purple. Featuring the vocals of Mr. Blake Carpenter, this is a song that goes right for the jugular, with its heavy tone, killer organ work, and its pounding rhythmic drive. Those of us that have heard this song prior to the album release will be amazed by its new crisp sound.

"A Stoned Crow Meets the Rusty Wolff Rat" is another instrumental track, and is a brilliant piece of music. Kicking off with some perfectly played acoustic guitar, and a perfect underlying synth line, the start of the song can be a bit deceiving as the band kick in with a very hard rocking epic, complete with many theme changes and moods. This track is what progressive rock is all about, throwing everything at a song, while still crafting a cohesive and structured piece of music, with a central theme that pulls you back into the song with every repeated listen. Not since Rush's "La Villa Strangiato" have I heard a more perfectly written and performed instrumental track.

"Lisa Has A Cigar" is another brief instrumental track, with piano being the star of this show. "Mr Cha Cha" is yet another masterful instrumental piece, with a bit of a harder edge. Sort of a 70's hard rock feel, with that signature Corvus Stone guitar sound and driving rhythm section.

Once again, we're treated to another shorter breather after "Mr Cha Cha", but this time with vocals, expertly delivered by Blake Carpenter. "Dark Tower", at just under two minutes long, is another melodic beauty, with its simple melody and stunning vocals.

"Scandinavians In Mexico" follows that up, with a killer tune that sounds like Carlos Santana wrote while on a bad acid trip through the seventh layer Hell. With the guitar and keyboards being the star of this song, it is the percussion that really keeps this song moving forward at a perfect pace towards its vocal driven, percussion filled outro.

After quite a few listens, "Mystery Man" has pulled forward as my personal favorite track on this disc. Once again, Black Carpenter (Minstrel's Ghost) steps in on the vocal department, delivering some very well written lyrics. Musically the song is another one of those that seems to run through quite a few genres in just one track. A beautiful intro, brings us into the first couple verses, at time sparsely played, and an almost metal sound, with plenty of killer guitar work. This peice delivers a very dark mood through both its music and vocal performance, and features some of my favorite vocal on the disc. As far as the music itself, this is another one of those songs that prove what a fine group of musicians have been assembled to write, and perform on this album.

"Camelus Bactrianus (Tuolla Tuonnempana)" is another lengthy track, and one that is going to be an obvious classic right from the opening segment of the song. And though I don't understand the language of the vocal track, it's a beautiful performance from Timo Rautiainen, and adds an exciting layer to this song. Once the music really kicks in, this song is a scorching piece of brilliance, with some of the best instrumental work I've ever heard.

"Uncle Schunkle" is another instrumental tune, and while aspects of it are very familiar in the context of this album, it's a very different beast. More of a rhythmic piece with some very amazing solo work atop the driving rhythm work, this song seems like quite the work out piece, and another very pleasing tune to the ears. "Eternal Universe" is a real piece of beauty. The music and the lyrics are just so perfect that they give me goosebumps. Musically this is a very simple track, but the mood that the instruments deliver really help to make the vocal track so ethereal and magnificent from start to finish.

"Moaning Lisa" is an epic track in every sense of the word. At just over fourteen minutes long, it is the longest track on the disc by more than five minutes. Musically, it is a roller-coaster ride that sums up the mood of this disc perfectly... all over the board. The classical guitar that has been so evident the entire album drives the first part forward, and sets the mood for the vocals, delivered by Sean Filkins. As the music picks up slightly, we are treated to more of that amazing instrumental work that has defined this album. About halfway through the song things start to get crazy, with the entire band sliding in to a groove that is sure to keep your head bobbing, with every instrument turning in an absolutely frenzied, albeit brief, performance. With this song, the band have found the perfect marriage between a very Spanish sounding piece, and progressive rock.

Sadly, all good things must come to and end, and Corvus Stone does so in fine fashion, with this brief, and again beautiful, piece of music called "Campfire (Tulen Luona)". With vocals once again delivered by Timo Rautiainen, this song is the perfect way to close out the second disc in the bands discography. And though it may have taken them a while to craft this album, in the end it was well worth the wait, as this follow-up is everything that I could have hoped for from the band, and in my opinion, perfect from start to finish.

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Review by guido

5 stars Its been a week now that Covus stone took over the Progrock Universe with their new album called Corvus Stone II, which it is , simple as that. But like life it aint that simple anymore.............they play with the big boys now...they really do !!

Where their 2012 album was maybe a bit incoherent and a tat incohesive this one is a worthy follow up and really more of the same.............but in the most positive sense because genius takes time to comprehend.

Where Mr Tench and parters in crime touch and feel each genre.........you can call it crossover or Avantgarde or even Progrock.......still does it really even matter what genre it is ?

Ueehh nope, when something is good its just good, simple as that... like life #.track 1 The Simple Life# vocals by Druckfarben's Phil Naro

Music is like a good tasty greasy hamburger with ketchup onions or mustard....if you dont like one of the ingredients...dont eat it and just enjoy the rest of the burger..dont complain.....you are what you eat !!

Once upon a time a very wise musical wizzard asked the next question ; Does humour belong in music............well aint that a Contradictus Interminus.... of course it does...

Corvus Stone is like my early morning call ( your everyday morning wee ) the travel from bed to bathroom...the job has to be done but the joy when it runs free......oohh ...# track 2 Early Morning Call #..so short and sweet...like Finnish bread......the hunger sets in now. Vocals by Big Big train Sean Fikins

And the boys are back in town with a cover, hell yea a cover, Murky Red's - a great Belgian band - Boots for Hire # track 3 # where Stef Vlaming does the vocals himself ( he is the frontman of Murky Red ......do check this band out )....and Corvus Stone erects it with 4 minutes and adds a lot of spicy toppings to it ...

Track 4 makes you wanna moan and groan ..it sneaks in and out....#.Sneaky Entrance in To Lisa #. Track 5 goes psykadelic on you ...and will bring you back to the seventies.............oohh the vocals....heavenly uplifting by the Ghostly Minstrel Blake Carpenter and Andres Guazzelli.. # Purple Stone #. Tracks 6,7,8 and 9 will make you drool...i even dont wanna go there...and by now they must have your attention , if not its all good...still your hamburger is warm and halfly eaten and is calling your name. Time to dance now, naked or not,....when listening to track 10 # Scandinavians in Mexico #.....one band pops up in your head............and thats ever so good...............because Carlos is the man. Vocals by Sean.....lucky us..again. And now for something completely different : a" wrap your head around" section ..but as progrock folk are ever so smart , you will get it ...maybe not today....but when, you'll arise to higher level where smartness and greatness intertwines with your soul...and fathom the music atom.

Track 11 to 16 -in my humble opinion- is one wholesome, an old school piece which has parts that defy our daily logic....but time will only tell ..and it will, for the better !! mark my Dutch words. Dissecting this is like dissecting a frog : cruel , unneccesary and has no purpose at all.

Your ears will judge and a good judge you are ...you smart lover of good music, you !! Still track 15 Moaning Lisa.....is one hell of a great track which has all of the ingredients to be a classic.( wait for minute 7 ), an eclectic progrock blueprint in disguise...like the halfnaked woman on the art cover .(kudos go to the ever so lovely Ms Sonia Mota.......which made the artwork..16 pages long)

Corvus Stone is an intercontinental band ( hence some Finnish songs ) which leaves us with grace and honour to be part of them , just by listening .

This band is out there with humour wealthy musicly minded musicans and has some great guests on CS II.

Thanks to the man with the brains Pasi Kovi: keyboards ....which haunt and daunt. Thanks to mastermind Colin Tench; guitar and funny noises....no red tight hot pants this time. Thanks to quicky fingers Petri Lemmy Lindstrom.......is he even real ? Thanks to cowbellman Robert Wolff...just ravenous.

Special thanks to Campfire Timo.....................didnt understand a word.......but made my day and ill sing a long anyway.

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