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    Posted: March 14 2013 at 15:27

Musicians and life long friends Andy Kinch and Tim Lynk combine their talents from opposite sides of the planet to bring you "Kracked Earth", a new rock band for the internet age!

Recorded mainly via the internet, the album "Splash" was recorded in the UK, Australia and the USA.
 
Kracked Earth are:
Tim Lynk: Vocals and Recorders.
Andy Kinch: Mellotron. Moog, Nord and Roland synthesizers. Acoustic guitar.
Doug Scarratt: Electric and Acoustic guitars.
Simon Dennis: Bass.
Elyan Fernova: Drums.
Mark Millin: Percussion.
 
Special Guests:
Don Schiff (Elvis, Lana Lane): NS Stick Bass.
Butch Thomas (Sting, Elton John): Soprano Sax.
Troy Donockley (Mandalaband, Nightwish): Pipes & Whistles.

2012: KRACKED EARTH “SPLASH” (album):

 
‘Splash’ is the second album to feature Andy’s songs (the 1998 album 'Andy’s Diner' was actually the first CD to have all of Andy’s songs on one album. This was where he teamed up with Mick Lister for the first time, who, as well as producing the album, sang on some of the songs. Andy’s Diner also featured memorable performances by Kelly Groucutt, (ELO) Doug Scarratt, (Saxon) Simon Dennis, Butch Thomas, Steve Balsamo and Ian Seigal), and brings together some old friends and some new, for what was originally a bit of an experiment to see whether a musically credible project could be recorded over the internet. The idea was to not let limitations of distance stop musicians coming together and sharing the experience of playing together. The album features some wonderful playing by “special guests” Don Schiff on NS Stick Bass, Troy Donockley on Pipes and Whistles and ‘Butch’ Thomas on Soprano Sax. The ‘Splash’ album was recorded in the UK, Australia and the USA over the course of 3 years, with parts being emailed back to the UK and assembled into the song arrangements on Andy’s PC. Mick Lister completed the process of mixing the album September 2012.

1. Heaven's Gate (4:35)
2. Can't Live Without You (4:19)
3. Strange Desire (3:34)
4. Coming Up For Air (4:25)
5. Into The Vortex Harvest (6:06)
6. Onwards Upwards (3:56)
7. Run (5:09)
8. Unconditional (3:38)
9. Footsteps In The Snow (4:03)
10. Never Walk Away (4:33)
11. Freakshow (4:11)
12. These Days (4:27)
13. The Promise (6:29)

 
https://www.facebook.com/krackedearthband (follow the band here) Smile
http://www.reverbnation.com/krackedearth (4 songs, not much info) Ermm
http://powerofprog.com/profile/KrackedEarth (4 songs, brief bio, and sources to download the album) Tongue
http://melodicrevolutionrecords.com/album/splash (full album for streaming) Approve
http://www.krackedearth.com (band website with full info about all participants in the project) Cool
 
 
And three tubes, also featuring the work of the wonderful Ed Unitsky (some info here: http://www.krackedearth.com/8.html, and full info here: www.edunitsky.com):
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Some more vids featuring the recording of some of the tracks on the album can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/user/andykinch?feature=watch
 
 
This next track was originally on the 1998  'Andy's Diner' album, which you can read more about here: http://www.hometheaterhifi.com/volume_5_3/popmusicpart8september98.html (scroll down the page) - this version features lead vocals by Kracked Earth front man Tim Lynk:
 
 
 
 
 
This album gives us some wonderful melodic music...Just a shade of an AOR feel perhaps, but overall well worth a place on here I feel.  Thumbs Up
 
 
 
 
 
 


Edited by yam yam - March 14 2013 at 15:41
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote seventhsojourn Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 17 2013 at 12:23
Don't really see this fitting in Neo, a bit too light on the prog. I think Crossover might be its only chance.  
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Thanks Chris. Thumbs Up Their music does lean rather heavily on the AOR side of things: http://progfreak.com/Kracked-Earth-155887.html?path=pa/recent.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote yam yam Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 17 2013 at 06:04
And with two 'no' votes they're looking pretty well done-for! Cry Never mind, Proggnosis list them: http://proggnosis.com/ARTIST_DETAIL.aspx?AID=11131, and I love the album personally....despite the strong AOR slant to it. Smile
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