The band Chain Reaktor states, «We are a modern progressive rock band. Our music is groovy, adventurous, sometimes heavy but always melodic. Our debut album Homesick is set to release today!».
The band was formed by the young talented brothers Bart Laan and Arjan Laan. Together with their father Erik Laan they wrote the music and lyrics. In search of a groovy bassist, they asked their friend Mark Op Ten Berg who has a background in soul and funk.
Their debut album Homesick’aims to capture feelings triggered by a lack of belonging in the modern world. In today’s urban life, we sometimes feel extremely lonely when we stand in the crowds. Homesick is a journey to find out who we truly want to be in the midst of the treacherous temptations of these lonely cities, where only rats seem to win the race.
On Homesick you can also listen to the contributions by the following guest musicians: Suzan Van Den Engel (backing vocals); Martin Streckfuss (saxophone) and Sophie Zaaijer (violins). The impressive artwork has been created by graphic designer Aldo Adema, who is also a great guitarist and known for his bands Egdon Heath and Tumble Town.
1. The Day That Never Came
2. Lonely City
3. Enjoy Your Life
4. The Lying King
6. Stop Yelling
7. A Thousand Diamonds
Bart Laan (Skylake) – vocals, guitars, flute
Arjan Laan (Skylake) – drums and percussion
Erik Laan (Silhouette) – vocals, keys
Mark Op Ten Berg – bass
Suzan Van Den Engel – backing vocals
Martin Streckfuss – saxophone
Sophie Zaaijer – violins