Having taken their oppressive black metal symphonies to their furious zenith with their third effort, My Arms, Your Hearse, Sweden's Opeth began deconstructing their sound on 1999's brilliant Still Life. A logical next step in their evolution, the album finds the band re-examining their unlikely fusion of progressive rock and black metal to highlight the former while staying in touch with the latter. The result is a formidable splicing of harsh, often jagged guitar riffs with graceful melodies, and the increasing use of Mikael Åkerfeldt's "clean" vocals (alternated with his ever-present death growl)…
Jonathan Butler's Story of Life focuses on the South African singer/guitarist's vocal and songwriting skills. The album's smooth atmosphere is enhanced by Butler's backing band, which features players like Fourplay bassist Nathan East and pianist George Duke; this silky style is especially evident on romantic tracks like "Through It All," "So in Love," and "Suite 830," which also features saxophonist Candy Dulfer.
The varied career of our twin friends Gunnar and Matthew, takes another turn with this their fifth studio album 'Life'. "Life" is a glorious return to ultra-melodic rocking after "After The Rain" - still is a fantastic opus to this day.
In the mid-1990s, two inmates bury the burned bodies of two lifers at Mississippi's infamous Parchman Farm; a third old-timer relates their story.
Evie Decker, a shy young woman, falls in love with pop star Drumstrings Casey after hearing his voice on the radio. Summoning the courage to pursue the singer, Evie starts to break out of her shell…
What Are You Going to Do with Your Life? is the eighth studio album by the British rock band Echo & the Bunnymen. The album saw the departure of bassist Les Pattinson from the group, partly due to disagreements with vocalist Ian McCulloch; McCulloch and the remaining band member, guitarist Will Sergeant, subsequently recorded the record with session musicians.
Real Music's fourth release from this well-loved pianist offers a further palette of exquisite melodies played with Kern's graceful, accomplished touch… a departure into a new realm where Kern expands his dynamic range. Includes gorgeous arrangements of Elton John and Lennon/McCartney songs.
In My Life strikes a beautiful balance of songs to comfort the heart and uplift the spirit.
"In My Life" - четвертый альбом этого многими любимого пианиста, очередное собрание палитры чудесных мелодий, продуманных и законченных, великолепно им исполненных. В нем также можно заметить признаки ухода Kern'a в новую область творчества, где он развивает свой талант и предстает в новом образе. В этот альбом входят две прекрасные аранжировки на песни Elton'a John'a and Lennon'a. "In My Life" поражает красотой и сбалансированностью композиций, радует сердце и успокаивает душу.