Out of Baltimore, with the dissolution of Cerebus Effect after three releases, Dan Britton and Patrick Gaffney formed a new group which became known as Deluge Grander. This first release presents a softer sound than that of Cerebus Effect. Cerebus was labeled Canterbury Metal due to its eclectic style which employed use of elements from various musical genres such as the two mentioned above and the obvious fusion/jazz-rock basis. That same basis is also found on Deluge Grander, only this band has stripped itself from the metallic sounds and instead now incorporates a more symphonic rock based approach.
Deluge Grander have release the album Lunarians recently. The presence and prominence of instruments such as bass clarinet, cello, clarinet, flute, oboe, trombone, trumpet, and violin might push some of the music on the new album Lunarians towards classical music, but probably not far enough for it to no longer be rounded off to prog.
Some of the musical ideas on the new album are also on the album Oceanarium (2017), which also has some ideas from the album Heliotians (2014), most copies of which also had hand-painted artwork and hand-written lyrics. (HeliOTIANs + LunARIANs ~ OCEANARIUM) However, most ideas that are on two of these albums appear in drastically different arrangements that most listeners probably won’t recognize.
1. Terrestrial Debridement (8:55)
2. The Rabbit and the Buffalo (13:53)
3. Sepharial Academy (6:51)
4. Provisional Derangement (6:44)
5. Torn Amoonder (2:41)
6. Lunocand Of Ruia (6:15)
Total Time 45:19
Brett d’Anon: bass, guitars
Dan Britton: keyboards, guitars, vocals
Patrick Gaffney: drums
Christopher West: compositional contributions
Neil Brown: trumpet
Steve Churchill: oboe
Brian Falkowski: flute, clarinet
Aaron Gage: vocals
Denis Malloy: bass clarinet
Corey Sansolo: trombone
Natalie Spehar: cello
Zack Stachowski: violin