In this summary you will find reviews for D’Ercole’s Hard Core album, and some more words on Age Of Aquarius’ Out There as well as Earthshine’s Bridge to Infinity album.
- 81/100 for D’Ercole on Zware Metalen (Heavy Metal) with compliments on vocals, sound, songs and the experienced musicians
- 17/20 for D’Ercole on Metal Integral “hard rock the way we like it”
- White Room Reviews compliments D’Ercole for showcasing the width of the rock genre
- 8.5 / 10 from Crossfire for D’Ercole “strong vocals and catchy tunes”
- a recommended for a strong album from D’Ercole comes from Rockportaal
- many compliments for Age Of Aquarius from White Room Reviews “a nice approach to progressive rock in which the balance is well guarded on many fronts. Those who set up and work out all of this themselves, deserve the compliments”.
- Heavy Metal Webzine took time to discuss the instrumental electronic music of Earthshine. The editor gives it a 6.5, where as readers appoint no less that 7.5 points to the album!
- The Dutch Progressive Rock Pages also wrote about the Earthshine album. Find that here.
“The Golden Gate of the Ecliptic is an asterism in the constellation Taurus that has been known for several thousand years. The constellation is built by the two eye-catching open star clusters of the Pleiades and the Hyades that form the two posts of a virtual gate at the two sides of the ecliptic line. Since the Pleiades are also known as the seven sisters, their respective names provided the trigger to write the 9 songs of this album. It also makes up for a somewhat logical follow up to previous album Bridge To Infinity.
Pre-order is open on bandcamp now!
You can get into the album with this first video, for the track Maia:
Earthshine have announced their eight’ release: Bridge To Infinity. Coming September 29, the soothing instrumental electronic music project will start its journey. As Peter says:
“A lot of music was written in the past 2 years. But it wasn’t until a theme stuck in my mind, that I was able to find the right moods for the eight’ album under the Earthshine moniker. So I ditched a number of tracks and, based on the new found direction, set out to write the songs presented here. As usual the music is purely electronic. Name it what you want, but for me it is almost therapeutic to do, so I hope it works for you too. This is an imaginary trip, leaving earth, crossing our solar system and then travel into the great unknown…
Enjoy the flight”
Preceeding the 9 track album is a video for Into The Unknown:
First the track Aira Force from the album Water by Earthshine. Released May 13:
And next is the coming album (#22!) from amazing multi-instrumentalist Phil Vincent; Today, Tomorrow, Yesterday. The album releases June 10 and is now shipping (and available for a discount!). Enjoy Flying High:
Earthshine made a surprise return today. While working on ideas for the next full length Earthshine album, Peter came up with the idea for this song. As it does not fit the theme, he decided to release it as a single track.
What inspired it was the thought of all the electric pulses running our body throughout the day. From slowly getting up in the morning, to work, eating and then again slowing down to finally falling asleep.
Official release is July 16 on all platforms. But you can get it for free (or any amount you want) until then, at bandcamp (see link below). #chill #instrumental #electronic music
|German Crossfire Metal Webzine wrote about the first 2 EP’s from the Cellar Dwellers! And they liked it. Read the German version here.
With the next translation by Google:
Granted, the Netherlands has been musically a blank spot on my musical map. This is now changing with Cellar Dwellers: The band has released “The Junkyard Chronicles Pt. 1 + 2” the first part of their planned releases, which should include a total of four EPs. The band is dedicated to the various influences of rock and produces a diverse sound. Driving, punchy classic rock with a pinch of punk is just as present as bluesy and dark songs in the style of the early Black Sabbath. Of course there are no guitar solos as well as recurring, polyphonic and ecstatic vocal passages, which are a nice change to the vocals, which are otherwise very pleasantly rough. In music like “Ramones”, there is also something in it musically, the style of the punk legend has been successfully adapted without being compellingly contrived. For Oldschool Rock the songs are extremely powerful, the quality of the tracks is a big plus. All in all, it should be noted that fans of the old rock sounds should stop by here, it is worthwhile in any case. If you like Black Sabbath as much as the already mentioned Ramones, you will definitely be in good hands here.
Thank you / Danke Clemens!
For Marenna also 2 new reviews can be found. First one is from UK’s Frenzy Fire. They say the album will keep you smiling and singing from start to finish. Thanks Mathew.
The next one is in Portuguese (I think), and you can find that one here. Well the overall score is 91% so I do not think I need to add more… Thank you Marcos.
German Magazine Empire have written a nice review of the Pandor album.
You can read some quotes on the Cryptic Nature website, as well as find the whole article (in German).
Thank you Martin.
And also a nice one for Earthshine, in Empire edition 125. Martin writes:
Peter Cox, the Chinawhite guitarist, continues his journey into instrumental electronic music with Abstract Patterns. The Dutchman describes the music as ambient, new age, film music and lounge, and that hits the spot. The often very melodic themes and sounds invite you to dream. The guitars that are added here and there create a welcom variation. For the quieter moments in life.
Find all the music online, or the CD’s in our webshop or your favourite retailer.
Of course we send out all our releases to the press, hoping they will write about it. Alas not all magazines and websites let us know, but here a couple of recent reviews we enjoyed reading:
Heavy Paradise on Still Living – Ymmij And with a 9/10 score I think they liked the album as much as we do!
Zeitgeist – the Rocker also wrote about the Still Living album here. Plenty of good stuff according to Mr. H.!
Rockportaal wrote a piece about the Inserter album from Sunrise Auranaut. It is in Dutch, so some quotes:
- lots of bombastic tinged instrumental prog spiced with jazzy influences with an overall Seventies mood
- no easy digested songs here
- a splendid listening challenge
The album gets comparisons with King Crimson, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, The Par Lindh Project and classical composers like Grieg and Tchaikosky.
The Metal Mag spent time with the energetic Marenna live album Livin’ No Regrets. And calls it brilliant!
And also some words on the latest Earthshine release Abstract Patterns! Dmitry from DMME has a unique way of describing his listening experiences and had a few smiles to share.
Thanks to all the writers!
This week will see the official release of the new album Abstract Patterns by Earthshine. Yes, our smooth and soothing instrumental electronic music project that touches upon ambient and new age. Music that lifts the spirit and eases the mind!
A quick way to sample some of the tracks is the next video:
Things are turning quite hectic here at HQ. 2 albums landing end of October (the progmetal double disc Pandor by Koos Thönissen’s Cryptic Nature and the soothing instrumental album Abstract Patterns by Earthshine).
December will also see 2 releases coming your way. And since they are both of a hard rocking yet melodic nature, that Christmas tree better be steady… Because besides the already announced new album Ymmij by Still Living, the explosive new album Tainted from Tragik will also become available. We are of course very happy and proud to be working together again.
Better save up, you won’t want to miss this!
And rumour has it we might not be done yet….