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    Posted: August 05 2007 at 19:42
Just came across the following at the official Glass Hammer website:

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The stunning new album from Glass Hammer, Culture of Ascent, is scheduled for release in October 2007. Culture of Ascent contains 6 brand new masterworks from Glass Hammer, and guest features the renowned vocal talents of legendary Yes co-founder, Jon Anderson. Watch this page for details on samples, pre-order information, autographed copies, and more.
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Glass Hammer mixing it up with Jon Anderson is sure to produce some interesting results. I'm looking forward to hearing this one.

The info is located at the following URL:

http://www.glasshammer.com/pages/news.html


Edited by Cinema - August 05 2007 at 20:10
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 05 2007 at 19:45
That is nice news, Cinema, but most of all must tell you I love your Hayao Miyazaki inspired avatar! Thumbs%20Up
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 05 2007 at 19:58

That should be great.  The one thing I have always felt Glass Hammer was lacking was a really strong vocalist to take the lead, with the exception of Brad Marler on Chronomotree and Karl Groves on the live DVD.  It will be interesting to see how much Anderson sings for them.  I've always loved their albums, and the music, but often the vocals leave a lot to be desired.  Hopefully Anderson will take the lead on most of their stuff.  That would be awesome. 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 05 2007 at 21:15
Oh no!!!
 
I used to like Glass Hammer.
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 05 2007 at 21:19
Originally posted by Ivan_Melgar_M Ivan_Melgar_M wrote:

Oh no!!!
 
I used to like Glass Hammer.
 
Iván

Oh no!!!
I used to like Jon Anderson!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 05 2007 at 21:26
This sounds pretty awesome!!! Beautiful cover art. I liked The Inconsolable Secret, but hope this new one sounds a bit more like Shadowlands.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 06 2007 at 02:25
Originally posted by Ivan_Melgar_M Ivan_Melgar_M wrote:

Oh no!!!
 
I used to like Glass Hammer.
 
Iván


yeah, i was thinking the same thing!

p.s. - is carl still with the band?? he's a great singer (not at all boring like jon) LOL
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 06 2007 at 11:45
Interesting news.I will certainly be looking forward to this. Hopefully it will bring some well deserved attention for one of the best symphonic keyboard bands around.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 06 2007 at 11:56
Originally posted by el böthy el böthy wrote:

Originally posted by Ivan_Melgar_M Ivan_Melgar_M wrote:

Oh no!!!
 
I used to like Glass Hammer.
 
Iván

Oh no!!!
I used to like Jon Anderson!
 
LOLLOLLOL
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 06 2007 at 16:22
Sounds good to me, although it's not clear how much singing JA is doing.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 06 2007 at 16:24
Originally posted by andu andu wrote:

That is nice news, Cinema, but most of all must tell you I love your Hayao Miyazaki inspired avatar! Thumbs%20Up
 
So do i Tongue
 
 
Returning to topic, interesting newsClap

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 23 2007 at 12:57
Just read on their site that the album has 6 songs and clocks in at over 69 minutes.  Must be a beast or two on it.Big%20smile

And a couple of fanboys got to listen to it early and think it is better than chocolate cake with a Grolsch chaser.Wink


Edited by johnobvious - August 23 2007 at 12:58
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 23 2007 at 13:42
Originally posted by el böthy el böthy wrote:


Originally posted by Ivan_Melgar_M Ivan_Melgar_M wrote:

Oh no!!!
 

I used to like Glass Hammer.

 

Iván
Oh no!!!I used to like Jon Anderson!


I agree with el böthy.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 10 2007 at 15:11
Track list and times have been posted on their website:

ALBUM TRACKS

South Side Of The Sky  9:24

Sun Song  9:33

Life By Light  7:29

Ember Without Name  16:33

Into Thin Air  19:14

Rest  6:30

ALBUM DESCRIPTION

It has been well over two years since the release of their critically acclaimed double CD, “The Inconsolable Secret”. At last, Babb, Schendel and company are back with their tenth studio release, “Culture of Ascent”.

“South Side of the Sky” by YES opens the door to ‘Culture’s’ lyrical world of icy landscapes and towering Himalayan summits. The trancy, trip-hop opening arrangement for ‘Culture’s’ first track soon gives way to full-blown progressive-rock bombast, featuring all the trademarks that have kept Glass Hammer fans loyal and begging for more.

But that’s not to say that Culture of Ascent doesn’t take Glass Hammer into new territory. The performances of French guitar-virtuoso David “Shreddy” Wallimann prove the perfect marriage for the highly technical, prog-metal drumming of Matt Mendians who returns for his second GH studio album. This, along with cutting-edge technology and an arsenal of new sounds from Babb and Schendel, gives “Culture of Ascent” a modern edginess– something unusual for a band well known for its mastery of analog gear and seventies retro-proginess.

“Culture of Ascent” will be released on October 23rd in a full-color digipak with custom art by Michal Karcz, and audiophile mastering by Bob Katz of Digital Domain. It’s six epic tracks total over sixty-nine minutes. Glass Hammer’s tenth studio album is a must for fans, and sure to be a hit with connoisseurs of modern-progressive rock.



A cover of South Side of the Sky.  Should be interesting after what they did to Fogelburg's Longer.

And Carl Groves from Salem hill is listed as one of the singers.Thumbs%20Up




Edited by johnobvious - September 10 2007 at 15:13
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 10 2007 at 15:20
What, no Roger Dean cover?

Sounds good, another one for the list.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 10 2007 at 15:23
There are some samples up on the website now as well.  The SSOTS only had female singing, didn't hear Anderson or know if he is the other tracks.
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