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Belling The Tiger: Draws from myriad forms of music.

Belling The Tiger - Lost

I`m fascinated of tigers, and when a band have the name Belling The Tiger I got both the fascinating predator and fascinating prog.  BellingThe Tiger offers melodic progressive rock with eclectic infusions of world music with experimental yet concise compositions for your listening pleasure.

The new album is the debut and entitled Lost and contains close to an hour with music and 12 songs. Belling The Tiger is a Detroit Michigan based progressive rock band featuring Michael Allen Moore (Tin Scribble, House Of Usher). Moore` home studio has been the center of Belling The Tiger activity. The band have draws from myriad forms of music, including jazz, classical, and an eclectic mix of folk traditions from around the world.

Christos Doukakis at Last Day Deaf.com describe the band in this way,  «Just imagine Brave-era Marillion in the same recording space with Promised Land-era Queensrÿche & Eloy waiting for them to end! But wait, this is Belling The Tiger from their recently released concept album Lost!».

Guitarist/keyboardist Michael Allen Moore is a long-time stalwart of the Detroit progressive rock scene, having recorded and toured in the ‘90’s with House of Usher and leading his own band Tin Scribble.  He holds a degree in music from Wayne State University where he developed his skills in a wide range of settings including theater, dance, and world music. Michael’s home studio is the center of activity for BTT for writing, rehearsals, and recording. His energy and commitment to the band have been key to BTT’s success.

Vocalist Danny Grimm has performed with countless rock bands around Detroit for decades. He is a regular member of Detroit rock staples Frijid Pink and Mob Opera, filling bass and vocal roles in those bands. Belling The Tiger was Danny’s brainstorm, and his melodic instincts are a key component in the band’s compositional process and sound.

Drummer / percussionist Duane Harvey is a veteran of the Detroit and Chicago original music scenes but has been away from the professional music world for several years. Duane holds a Bachelor of Music from Wayne State University and has deep roots in jazz, classical, and a wide range of commercial music but has relatively little background in original rock. His work with BTT draws on all his musical background and has expanded it with the addition of electronics to his drum kit. You can learn more about dh (and hear more of his music) at his personal website, duaneharvey.net

Bassist Andrew Harvey is a veteran of the no-wave and black metal scenes around the Detroit Area, having recorded as An Angel Submerged, Wraith, Anteomedroma, and as half of the duo Gossamer. Andrew grew up in a musical household (Duane is his father) and displayed strong musical talent from an early age. He plays several instruments in other projects but is focused on the bass with BTT.

Guitarist/keyboardist Michael Johnstone has been playing guitar since 2011, covering a wide range of music from classical to jazz and rock . A graduate of Eastern Michigan University’s music program, Michael plays regularly with multiple theater groups around the Detroit area.  BTT marks Mike’s first foray into original rock.

Together, Belling The Tiger plays melodic progressive rock  that draws from myriad forms of music, including jazz, classical, and an eclectic mix of folk traditions from around the world. The band is firmly in the prog tradition without sounding like any other band you’ve heard before.

Tracklist:

1. I Have No Heart (4:56)

2. Insensate (6:40)

3. Larger Concern (5:52)

4. Bleak (6:31)

5. Mental Blindness (7:14)

6. Lost P. 1 (3:44)

7. Lost P. 2 (5:44)

8. Lost P. 3 (2:06)

9. Lost P. 4 (2:34)

10. Lost P. 5 (4:12)

11. Shine On (4:19)

Total Time 53:52

Line-up:

Danny Grimm – Vocals

Duane Harvey – Drums, electronics drums, percussion and back up vocals

Andrew Harvey – Bass guitar and Backup vocals

Michael Johnstone – Auxiliary guitar and keyboards

Michael Allen Moore (Tin Scribble) – Guitars, keyboards, mandolin and vocals

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Om Ulf Backstrøm (6841 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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