It is never easy to make an album of quality, compounded by the fact that it is 80 minutes long again.
We have many guests on vocals this time. Every one of them wanted to be on it, so it is very real. These are not "hired guns" and that is important.
How this album may sound to you on first listen?
Track 1 starts with in your face Rickenbacker, guitars, timpanis, funny noises and a catchy tune from Pasi on keys. Within the space of 2 mins, it becomes almost Beatles and ends!
Track 2 - short beautiful European sounding instrumental.
Track 3 - Blues rock with a hint of the Middle East.
Track 5- Three minute rocker with a hint of Deep Purple?
Then things start to really change! The album swings from Typical Corvus Stone(whatever that is), to jazzy funky to prog/classical to .. (now this is a quote from a listener who heard it one time)... "whateverthehellallofthismixedtogetheris."
We are indeed labelled as progressive rockers but our albums are not "in" that genre in a normal sense. We don't fit any other genre and in my book, that means we default to the genre called "prog"
Listen to each track as tho' it is a single track. Once you "get" it, you should find that the album really flows and makes complete sense. It seems to get deeper and more involved as it moves along. We can promise that YOUR favorite track will not be the same as the next guy's.
A lot of mention has been made of the guests who are not actual members of Corvus Stone. Think of each of them as a member on the songs they are on tho'. Everybody had input and were free to do what they felt was right. If we felt we needed to rejig some of the music around the vocalist, we did! Just as it would be in any real band. OMG they all made a huge impression on this album.
There is also extra percussion, harmonica etc. We will talk about that here soon also!
**For those who care about such things: Average Dynamic Range on Corvus Stone II is 10**