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    Channelling amalgam of early Marillion (Fish-era), Rush, IQ and Arena, the new British group NTH ASCENSION have delivered a debut CD ‘Frequencies Of Day And Night’… Anyone who was in part of vibrant neo-prog rock scene in the 80's, can find elements of this release very nostalgic. Songwriting is of high quality. All compositions are melodic, incorporating a variety of motifs. The trademark is the energy of performance. Dramatic and quieter pieces are included as well. This quartet comprises Michael Alan Taylor (bass guitar, lead vocals), Darrel Treece-Birch (keyboards), Martin Walker (guitars), Craig Walker (drums/percussion). So… take a moment and familiarize yourself with what is here...


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkGyQ68Lg1I&feature=relmfu


    If there’re quibbles, it's on the production side. Otherwise, ‘Frequencies Of Day And Night’ is a solid debut. We have only just gotten to the tip of what’s possible for these guys. Let’s finance their bright future.

    http://www.nthascension.com/

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    The full album is offered like a free download:

    http://nthascension.aurovine.com/album/frequencies-of-day-and-night

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    Nth ASCENSION’s new musical journey is called 'Ascension Of Kings'. It represents a curious diversity with shades of Magnum, Foreigner, early Marillion, Yes, Rush, Pink Floyd, Arena (to name a few). What's more, the concoction of influences melds into a passionate exploration of the band’s own quirky style. All the ingredients are in right place. Predominantly, the compositions work on two levels: bombastic segments alternate with the delicate nuances and sublime melodies. The lyrics add some poetic feeling to this craftily arranged, compelling affair…Well, let's elaborate. The opening track, ‘Fourth Kingdom’, brings a gravitas with exhilarating lead vocals (Michael ‘SPUD’ Alan Taylor), terrific guitar performance (Martin Walker), layers of synthesizers (Darrel Treece-Birch), energetic drumming (Craig Walker) and associated bass (Gavin Walker). The vanguard song is followed by 'Return Of The King', drawing on a subtly intense power that drives this instrumental forward. Next up, ‘Strange Dreams’, which starts enthusiastic, then continues changing and evolving throughout its duration. The pace slows down on ‘Overture (Clanaan pt.1)' with a vaguely disquieting feel. Its successor, 'Realm With A Soul (Clanaan pt.2)', features gloomy mood and rather distant vocal harmonies. The third instrumental on this album is captivating ‘Seventh Rider (Clanaan pt.3)'. Again, the guitar player sets his palette to the fore. In particular, Andy Latimer comes to mind. An unhurried tempo ‘Weight Of The World’ I'd describe like balladry Roxy Music coupled with Asia-type choruses. Finally, we have a monumental epic, Vision’. This tour-de-force brings the CD to a solemn close. Great stuff!.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScKEw7p1bMY

    Hope, the exquisitely packed ‘Ascension Of Kings’ will put Nth Ascension on the map of important prog-rock bands.

    http://www.nthascension.com/

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    A favorable review from the Background webzine.


    http://www.backgroundmagazine.nl/CDr...onOfKings.html



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    MRR will release the newest Nth Ascension album entitled 'In Fine Initium'.

    The track-listing is as follows:

    i. Kingdom Keys
    ii. End of Days
    iii. So, that was the Apocalypse
    iv. The Cage
    v. In Search of the Rider (Clanaan pt IV)
    vi. Forever (Clanaan pt V)
    vii. When the Rain Falls (Clanann pt VI).


    Nth Ascension are masters at weaving tales of hope found even in the darkness, light triumphs and humanity will always have its champion. 7 tracks to send you on an unforgettable journey and when it ends, all you want to do is begin again.

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