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Slow down as you approach the gate, and have your change ready....
Artist: Glass Hammer
Label: Arion Records
Disc 1, Tracks 2/ 40:03
Disc 2, Tracks 11/ 58:34
How can I go about describing one of the best albums that I have ever heard? It is an almost impossible task. Try describing a sunrise over the ocean or a beautiful woman to a blind man would be easier. Try describing the sense of awe and mystery and wonder after having entered an Orthodox cathedral for the first time, it is a task almost to great to undertake. Everything connected with this album from the artwork by Roger Dean to the music contained within just cries out perfection, listen to me over and over again and again.
The Inconsolable Secret,
the new two disc set from Chattanooga based Glass Hammer is a concept album
in that it tells a story that runs
How can I describe the music on this album, well to start off let me say that the songs run from 2:03 to an awesome 24:39. There are times in the course of the album when the music takes me on such a wonder filled journey. I visit a medieval castle in all its glory and splendor, I am taken to a battlefield that would make Mel Gibson or Peter Jackson envious with delight. When the band takes off and really starts cookin' all I can think of is that Emerson, Lake & Palmer at their best wished that they sounded this hot. Fred Schendel's keyboard playing has never been better and Steve Babb is one of the best bass players around. The rest of the band, Walter Moore, Susie Bogdanowicz and Matt Mendians as well as supporting artists, Sarah Snyder, Bethany Warren, Flo Paris and Eric Parker are all here and are all superb. In the history of the genre called prog-rock it will be a hard task to find an album this good.
I am listening to the album as I write and am overwhelmed by the sheer power of this project, all we need now is The Inconsolable DVD. Be sure to check out the bands web site at www.glasshammer.com.
Chris MacIntosh aka Grandfather Rock 7/28/2005
after all it is a double disc set.