The Nine Skies album 5.20 will be released June 4, and the band is inspired by many influences: rock, pop, progressive, jazz…. Nine Skies is a progressive rock act from Nice, south of France.
«The personal poetry of this album conjures up a dream beyond various horizons».
«This acoustic and very intimate opus takes us on a journey using the spellbinding charm of the string quartet, from the captivating melodies to mysterious and more introspective overtones of the album».
«Each moment suggests a reflection on both a universally human context and the emotional part specific to all of us: a renewed musical experience that gets more enriched with every listening of the album».
The band states about crowdfunding «Achraf Elrasaoui (vocals and guitars) joined the band for this new album! 5.20 is an acoustic opus including a string quartet».
«While adding our touch of melody and poetry, we hope to make you travel and dream with this new opus for which we can without a doubt benefit from your support to record it! This crowdfunding will help us to record the drums and release the album«».
«Thank you again to all of you for following us so faithfully!».
3. Beauty of Decay
4. Golden Drops
5. Above the Tide
6. Dear Mind
7. The Old Man in the Snow
8. Godless Land
9. Porcelain Hill
11. Smiling Stars
Here is our entire live footage from Prog en Beauce 2019, along with Albion, Clepsydra and Mystery !
Eric Bouillette : Guitars, mandolin, violin, piano, arrangements
Alexandre Lamia : Guitars, piano, arrangements
Anne-Claire Rallo : Piano
David Darnaud : Guitars
Achraf El Asraoui : Vocals, guitars
Aliénor Favier : Vocals
Bernard Hery : Bass, fretless bass
Fabien Galia : Percussions
Laurent Benhamou : Saxophones
Steve Hackett (Genesis): Guitar solo (2)
Damian Wilson (Threshold, Headspace, Adam Wakeman): Vocals (9)
John Hackett: Flute (7)
Cath Lubatti: Violins and viola
Lilian Jaumotte: Cello
We also notice that there are several very well-known and talented guest musicians who play at 5.20. It says that Nine Skies is probably a very talented band because they would hardly play on an album they did not like!
5.20 is the third album from Nine Skies, and in 2017 came the debut album Return Home and two years later Sweetheart Grips.