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MANDALABAND-III - ''EDEN'' from ''BC-Ancestors'' album



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Submitted by M3g52 | 5/15/2020

[song from BC - Ancestors album 2009]
Music [by permission].

Mandalaband-III ''BC-Ancestors'' Release


A strange thing has happened. More than thirty years after Mandalaband I and II were released by Chrysalis in the 1970s, two new Mandalaband albums are about to appear, like a miraculous mirage on the Eastern Desert horizon.

The first album, BC ANCESTORS, takes you back to legendary times when heroes walked the Earth and great civilisations rose and fell in the ancient lands bordering the Mediterranean Sea. Setting out from Eden, you will hear of Nimrod who built the first empire on Earth and the infamous Tower of Babel; Hammurabi of Babylon who gave us the first great Law Code; Moses and his stubborn opponent Dudimose (Tutimaos) the unfortunate Pharaoh of the Exodus; Akhenaten who worshipped the Aten sun-god; Ramesses II Egypts greatest pharaoh, commemorated in Shelleys famous poem Ozymandias; the sage-like wisdom and wealth of King Solomon; Agamemnon of Mycenae whose greed and ambition launched a thousand ships to destroy Troy; Aeneas and Dido whose tragic love story ended in her suicide and his death in battle an event which marked the birth of Roman civilisation.

The band writers have created majestic themes for this unreservedly symphonic-rock album, with touches of Celtic and ambient atmosphere to reflect the ancient-world subject matter. The orchestrations are complex and full of depth, whilst the rhythm patterns are richly textured, drawing from Middle Eastern, African and Celtic cultures. Even so, as you will discover, the tunes are simple, melodic and memorable.

BC ANCESTORS was produced in Legends studio atop a Spanish mountain, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. We hope you like what you hear.

The fourth Mandalaband album AD SANGREAL will be released in Summer 2010...


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