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Red Sand: All music and lyrics are penned by Caron…..

Red Sand – Crush The Seed

Crush The Seed is the ninth album from the Québec based band Red Sand, and only a year after the album Forsaken. The first 200 hundred CD`s will be signed by the whole group. A vinyl edition will be available for this album. The track Kuato,

Red Sand was created by guitarist Simon Caron in Quebec in 2003, a self-proclaimed David Gilmour, Andy Latimer, Steven Rothery, IQ, BB King and Albert Collins fan. At age 18, he started a couple of progressive rock bands (Fénix and Océan) and then left the music scene for a while. Unable to stay away from prog very long, however, he started to write again, searched for a band to perform his music and was soon surrounded by seasoned musicians most willing to oblige. Thus Red Sand was born. There has been a few personnel changes since and the band now consists of Caron himself on guitar, assisted by classically trained vocalist Stéphane Dorval. In addition Jean Benoit Lemire plays piano and keyboard, bass is handle by André Godbout and the drums by Perry Angelillo. The track Were They Born Like That,

Red Sand released the debut album in 2004 titled Mirror Of Insanity and then a second album a year later called Gentry. All music and lyrics are penned by Caron.

What strikes the listener is probably how early-Marillion the band sounds in the beginning without seeming to imitate them. The compositional style, breaks and moods, the Rothery-like guitar play and the Nolan-like keyboard flights all contribute to this impression – even the albums’ artwork bears that early Marillion touch; yet for some reason, it all sounds very much Red Sand. Well produced and expertly crafted, their music flows naturally and the themes blend into one another with remarkable ease. The lyrics never sound forced or imitative (the vocalist sings in English but doesn’t sound at all like Fish). The band may not offer anything original in terms of style, but they do deliver first-rate neo prog that oozes charm, refinement and professionalism.

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Om Ulf Backstrøm (4269 Artikler)
Mitt hovedfokus er musikk som er basert på progressiv tenking. Jeg er på ingen måte ensporet innen musikksmak, i likhet med intensjonen bak prog. Sjangerbegrepet er egentlig temmelig uinteressant annet enn til å gi en pekepinn om hva slags musikk det er snakk om i en anmeldelse. Jeg søker god musikk for å utfordre meg som lytter. God musikk til å trigge mine musikalske smaksløker, og til å sette i gang mine refleksjoner. Da er sjansen stor for at jeg utvikler meg og lærer, noe som bør være drivstoff for et hvert menneske. Fordi det å lære og utvikle seg er noe som tilfører livet en nødvendig porsjon "krydder". Slikt krydderet finner man blant annet i musikk. Ikke overraskende mener jeg at progressiv musikk har den fineste "smaken". På den annen side kan musikk med eller uten progressive elementer være godt nok til hverdags. Til fest derimot holder bare rendyrket prog! Må jo også få med at jeg rimelig kritisk, og jeg mener at det lages mye prog som er i beste fall uinteressant, og faktisk mye som er pinlig dårlig. Heldigvis oppveies dette av ekstremt dyktige aktører som for eksempel: Flower Kings, Mostly Autumn og White Willow, for å nevne noen tilfeldig valgte.
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