Surreal/Art films, Dream Theater, Prog, Surrealism, Bohemianism, Holland National Football Team, Arsenal, Cricket Australia, Android. "We move in circles, Balanced all the while, On a gleaming razor's edge, A perfect sphere, Colliding with our fate, This story ends where it began".
It gave us a purpose, sometimes It gave us a reason, and a rhyme Looking for meaning in song Such inner searching, so long
You’ll never stop, you’re searching for the one you know has died Is the one you loved returning? The one you left to die
Eternal rains will come We should say goodbye And suffer on our own As all our thoughts were wrong
Hi-ho! For most proggers Opeth’s “Pale Communion” was the most anticipated album of 2014 but not for me. The most anticipated albums for me was Anathema’s “Distant Satellites”, The Pineapple Thief’s “Magnolia” and Yes’s “Heaven & Earth”. All these anticipated albums haven’t failed my expectations as most people are saying about Yes’s “Heaven & Earth” that it’s disappointing. Well it isn’t, it’s a decent album and needs time plus more listens. Anyway Anathema’s “Distant Satellites”. The Pineapple Thief’s “Magnolia”, Opeth’s “Pale Communion” never fails to aspire ears with well balanced music, mixing and lyrics. You can learn more about Anathema and Anathema’s “Distant Satellites” here: “Anathema’s Distant Satellites, an album which is more alluring than a raw dog“.
So here you, this is the list of whatever I was listening in 2014 from 2014, apart from other music albums/tracks I was listening from past.
Anathema – Distant Satellites
The Pineapple Thief – Magnolia
Opeth – Pale Communion
Epica – The Quantum Enigma
Pain of Salvation – Falling Home
Gazpacho – Demon
Cosmograf – Capacitor
Tin Spirits – Scorch
Yes – Heaven & Earth
Devin Townsend – Z² Ziltoid
Lunatic Soul – Walking on a Flashlight Beam
Animals as Leaders – The Joy of Motion
Mastodon – Once More ‘Round the Sun
Pendragon – Men Who Climb Mountains
Haken – Restoration (EP)
Pink Floyd – The Endless River
Trojan Horse – World Turned Upside Down
Periphery – Clear (EP)
Fire Garden – Sound of Majestic Colors
Freedom To Glide – Rain
In The Presence Of Wolves – Thalassas
Resistor – To The Stars
Syndone – Odysseas
Uriah Heep – Outsider
Transatlantic – Kaleidoscope
Thom Yorke – Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes
Chromatography – Not Long Enough To Be An Album But Too Long For An EP
Hero – Helo
Destiny Potato – LUN
Tacita Intesa – Tacita Intesa
Here’s 10 new additions to the list:
Syd Arthur – Sound Mirror
Seven Impale – City Of The Sun
Messenger – Illusory Blues
Monarch Trail – Skye
Gandalf’s Fist – A Forest of Fey
Flaming Row – Mirage – A Portrayal Of Figures
Tim Bowness – Abandoned Dancehall Dreams
Synaesthesia – Synaesthesia
Distorted Harmony – Chain Reaction
Motorpsycho – Behind the Sun
Hi, it’s January, 10th and I’m adding 10 more albums to this list, taking this post to the total of 50 albums.
A promise of future
Dreaming in colour
The feeling is so real
Beauty is endless
When we talk about Anathema, the first thing that comes into mind is true musicianship. Anathema consists of true artists who give their heart and blood to their music. That’s the reason there music is so touching that it becomes actually tangible and you can surely feel that strength, tangibility through their music.
I have been a fan of Anathema and Dream Theater for quite some time now. I’m into prog just because of them. They had introduced me to perfect genre of music for which I will always be thankful to them. Now let’s talk about the most anticipated album of 2014 and it’s Anathema’s Distant Satellites. This album is about 57 minutes long and most of the tracks are 5+ minutes long.
Highlight of the album is it’s three part epic: “The Lost Song, Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3” which is perfect and my favorite too. Don’t underestimate vocal strength of Vincent Cavanagh & Lee Douglas on this track, they know their work. My other favorite tracks are: “Anathema”, “Distant Satellites”, “Dusk (Dark Is Descending)”, “Ariel”, “Take Shelter”. There’s one instrumental too which is called “Firelight”. And one other song’s name is “You’re Not Alone”. Song writing of every track is deep and touching too. They have really nailed it with the lyrics this time again.
After making perfect albums like “We’re Here Because We’re Here (2010)” and “Weather Systems (2012)”, they have taken perfection to next level which isn’t a surprise because this what we expect from a band of their caliber. Overall this album is totally flawless. It’s a dream come true for prog & good music listener. Anathema’s Distant Satellites is melodic, intense, physical and right from the heart of true artists.