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    Quote Originally Posted by John Watt View Post
    Are these musicians personal friends of yours,
    or should I be a little jealous they have such an enthusiastic listener?
    I'm just striving to support all those great bands and musicians who produce high-quality material - but are unheard (unknown) by the majority of prog-community..

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    It's nice that you're still getting turned on by new bands.
    I'ts difficult listening to radio here, I don't, not at all.
    Everything is more about using old stuff with new formats and tech.
    I've been saying music hasn't changed since the nineties,
    just all the devices to capture and listen.
    I call people around here plug-heads, instead of nerds or couch potatoes.
    You can live your life just plugging and unplugging,
    and that includes inserting cards and chips.

    You didn't answer my Gates of Delirium question, but that's okay.
    I've got my TINKICKER CD to play again.

    I came back to add this.
    JHC complimented me after seeing some photos and narration,
    saying I must be a very smart man. I had to think about that.
    I owned my first CD player five years ago,
    started using a computer myself five years ago, at a friend's,
    and just watch DVD movies with a big screen TV, this last three years.
    Those are all first uses and ownerships for me, but...

    The Niagara Peninsula has the first use of commercial hydro electricity,
    for the entire world,
    and everything electrical that can be electrical is sourcing out here.
    Being so close to Niagara Falls and New York only congests things even more.
    JHC must be saying I'm a smart man because he likes my tech use,
    but I've been seeing so much all my life it was casual right from the start,
    and I know I'm not doing any of the old and new high tech that's all around.

    It's the online that's doing it, making me look better than I ever could.
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    Yup! The next LGL album is planned for release in 2017
    Last edited by Prog Head; Feb-25-2017 at 12:40.

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    New album coming soon!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prog Head View Post
    New album coming soon!

    Read this interview if you please.

    https://jorgerittatore.blogspot.ru/2...s-lantern.html

    Here's a batch of valuable information.
    Last edited by Prog Head; Oct-17-2017 at 20:41.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prog Head View Post
    New album coming soon!
    Due for release 6 November 2017 and set in the 1890's, CD 'Candlelight and Empire' will tell the story of a day in the life of a middle-class Victorian household.

    http://www.lookingglasslantern.com/c...ht-and-empire/ n
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prog Head View Post
    New album coming soon!

    My overview.

    Following up two prior, quite ambitious albums ('A Tapestry Of Tales' - 2013 & 'The Hound Of The Baskervilles' - 2014), LOOKING GLASS LANTERN return with a new offering 'Candlelight and Empire' which is another testament of classic progressive rock in a modern execution. To put my review into the right context, I wanna say that some closest musical cognates for LGL are such pillars of the genre as Genesis, Alan Parsons Project and Barclay James Harvest. There're many other reasons to be enthralled. This 'one person group' always offers their listeners lots of Sympho-tinged splendour, and the brand new CD is no exception. Four years back now, Graham Dunnington created the solo project to accomplish his own goals. Having the ability to play in a variety of different roles as the keyboardist, guitarist, drummer and bassist, Graham gives LGL a special depth - which majority of contemporary bands often lack. Sure, mister Dunnington is an incredibly gifted instrumentalist. He also possesses a heartfelt and recognizable voice, another trademark that helps to provide Looking Glass Lantern an extra stamp of quality. Well-written, composed, arranged, fully performed and produced by Graham Dunnington, CD 'Candlelight and Empire' is saturated with authentic progressive rock sound featuring the elegant compositions, melodical gusto, majestic soundscapes, divine keyboard textures, synth signatures, the polished guitar performance and dense rhythmic backbone. Certainly, the ethereal mode still prevails in material, yet this time around - together with a gorgeous suite 'An Evening Soiree' (30+ min. long) which stands out. There's a lot of detail and nuances to the songs that should reward repeat listens. Alongside the great music, you can hear the relevant lyrics with a special scenario. It's quite obvious, Graham Dunnington remains loyal to his source of historical inspiration, that seems really interesing. The new LGL record presents (once again) the storyline to contemplate a late XIX century's time to-the-point. Creating a slightly mysterious atmosphere of Victorian England is the important factor here. As far as the concept is concerned, descriptive lyrics are telling about one day in the life of typical middle-class family. There's a genuine feel of theatrics, a life-mirroring with emotional experiences. Involved songs are strived to maintain the general thread that should connect all pieces of this 'conceptual work'. The album grabs you from the initial theme 'The Maid', setting the scene. Overture-like chapter develops into a magnificent track 'The Girl Nobody Knows', which brings dazzling splashes of colour. The subtlety in build-up and plethora of hypnotising components are demonstrated on 'The Cook'. Afterwards, superlative 'The Governess and the Children' follows. (The utilized complementary instruments are Mellotron and accordion). It moves to the next song 'The Angel of the Home', drawing from the melodic and tying to the gentle piano. Supremely memorable piece with Hammond organ, 'The Husband' is much affected by classic Genesis style. Expanding the musical spectrum, the multi-layered epic 'An Evening Soiree' has embraced six parts ( 'A Shrine to Consumption', 'The March of Progress', 'A Civilised Nation', 'The Benefits of Empire', 'In Honour of St Cecilia', 'An Englishman's Home is his Empire', respectively). Being essential for the full story, 'The Maid' (reprise) sounds like a farewell to personages. Ultimately, when the last track finishes, you feel like you've listened to something wonderful, in the traditions of old-school progressive rock. In short, this release is delightful and if you have now a grave interest in Looking Glass Lantern, then you need to get it... RECOMMENDED!


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