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    Posted: December 08 2006 at 13:29
Oblivion Sun is the brainchild of Frank Wyatt and Stanley Whitaker,
founding members of 70's Arista recording artists of Happy The Man. HTM reformed in 1999 to headline Nearfest 2000 and they released their first CD
in almost 25 years, "The Muse Awakens" in 2004. Last year, Frank and Stan recognized the difficulty in getting together to work on new HTM music due to
personal schedules and proximity. They had amassed an abundance of
material that they feared would never get recorded if they waited for
HTM to record it.  It was out of this reality that Stan and Frank began
recording the soon to be released duo project "Pedal Giant Animals". The PGA project, with guest musicians Chris Mack and Pete Princiotto, became the seed for a new band...Oblivion Sun.

Oblivion Sun comfortably crosses many genres while staying true to their prog roots. If the first batch of OS tunes are any indication, this is a band that's not afraid to get downright funky at times and throw down some serious rock grooves and even improv!. Expect a good deal of vocal content as well! Fear not, this is still prog and fans of HTM's lush arrangements will not be disappointed!

The ensemble features the compositional and performance skills of all five musicians: Stan Whitaker on guitar and vocals, Frank Wyatt on keyboards and sax, Chris Mack on drums, Dave DeMarco on bass and Bill Plummer on keyboards who also offers his engineering and production skills.

Together, Oblivion Sun have created a powerful, dynamic sound that is sure to
satisfy all prog fans, young and old alike. The band is poised to quickly establish itself as a forerunner in the ongoing evolution of progressive music.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 28 2008 at 11:12

Quite an interesting CD, this...



Definitely a harder edge to their sound than the HTM of the 70's...


Compositionally, this CD contains songs that do what HTM songs sometimes failed to do...deliver a knock-out punch…it is a common criticism of HTM that their intricate, circular melody lines sometimes simply drift along aimlessly and leave the listener unsatisfied.


The songs on this CD are constructed differently.   There are more satisfying moments of release and intensity which make the overall impact very compelling.


Dare I say, this CD may be better than either of HTM's 2 Arista releases from the 70's.  Stern%20Smile

(I have not heard "The Muse Awakens", so I cannot compare...)

Thanks - RJ


The original (and very creepy) cover of THE STEVE HOWE ALBUM...hint...look in the water...
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