The Days Between is the sixth release of Presto Ballet, and shows a band that probably is at the height of the career?! Maestro Kurdt Vanderhhof have really managed to make a bunch of exciting and very good songs this time. In regards to the musical direction of The Days Between, guitarist Kurdt Vanderhoof comments, «This new album is a mixed bag of musical influences, ranging from the 60’s to the 70’s but done in a modern context. The songs are a little more focused on melody, hooks and song structure, it’s definitely more on the melodic rock side and it has all the elements of the things that this band loves most about music!».
Presto Ballet was founded in Aberdeen, Washington, USA in 2005 of Metal Church guitarist Kurdt Vanderhoof. Presto Ballet often combines the melodic and harmonic old school aspects with the neo progressive rock sound of today. While their sound is often compared to the early works of Kansas, Rush, and Yes, Presto Ballet still maintains its own identity. Evoking a classic 70’s feel, their debut album Peace Among The Ruins heralds a return to a time when music was at its most colorful and influential.
Peace Among The Ruins is an album full of tasteful guitar parts, crunching Hammond organ and rich vocals, the band follows a path previously tread by rock pioneers such as Kansas, Yes, Genesis and Deep Purple. Vanderhoof describes the album from a production point of view, «We recorded the whole album in a somewhat old school manner, which means analog synthesizers, real Hammond organ and real Mellotron sounds».