Really digging it all, especially "Vast Enigma", and "Cast Zennith". Cross Jean Luc Ponty and Dream Theater, and there you have it! Great stuff, guys. Excuse me while I go beat the shit out of my Strat. Suddenly feeling inspired.
Cast Zenith covers a wide spectrum of instrumental sonic landscapes and emphasizes the melodic journey over intense technique (though the album does offer plenty of head-imploding technical jargon for the speed fiends). Consider if King Crimson and Opeth had a baby but were forced to raise it outside the city, due to an overabundance of djentrification. This may be a place to start but Alizarin is a group that strives to create compelling music that defies rock conventions.
released July 20, 2018
Guitars and programming - Josh Kay
Drums - Jon Damon
Bass guitar - Steve Ostaszewski
Minimoog solo on "Faint Home" and Korg Karma solo on "Luminous Apparition" by Adam Holzman
Music composed and arranged by Josh Kay
Drums engineered by Jeb Lipson at Big Scary Tree Studios
Produced by Josh Kay and Alizarin
Mixed and mastered by Josh Kay at Spooky Juice Studios
Bought the first album to round out a purchase. Paid only $3.
Ended up loving it over the other more expensive trash.
Just bought the T-shirt for this with the album.
Wanted to show my support!
I don't usually listen to insturmental albums and I don't really know what post-rock is Lol but to me this is really beautiful prog. Thank you! heathenmurphy
Great concept album! I love the way the rhythm section aggressively sets the tone and punctuates the album’s moods, and how the vocals stress the album’s emotional content. Tension and feelings are almost palpable. The songs are finely crafted and expertly performed, and the instruments complement each other sublimely. I love the narrative voice that is employed to express the underlying thoughts and subconscious struggles ongoing throughout the album. Great guitar, too. This album is intense, and rocks hard and heavy! If you’re a fan of Porcupine Tree and The Paradox Twin, check this album out. A creative masterpiece! 9/10.
Thank you, Cosmograf! Alrihkh