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Monarch Trail



3.98 | 147 ratings

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4 stars "Sand " is the sophomore album released by Canadian progressive keyboardist Ken Baird and his band. Billed under the name Monarch Trail, "Sand" is a strong follow up album to 2014's superb "Skye" debut release.

"Sand" pretty much picks up where "Skye" ended , offering another clever suite of seven symphonic progressive tracks with a few new twists. Musically Baird takes Monarch Trail here into the Cosmos delivering an album with a strong alignment to the stars and the vastness of space.

Track 5, "Charlie's Kitchen" (the biggest departure musically on the album) shows Bairds' continued journey of creative song with this angular lounge -jazz infused song that busts wide open with the back half in full symphonic mode. "Sand" feels fresh and creative while once again showcasing the talents of his band complimented by his signature arsenal of keyboards and ivory samples. Watermark songs include "Missing" (Track 4) and title Track (Track 7)

A wonderful symphonic rock album that carries its own originality.....not to be missed

loserboy | 4/5 |


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