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Kompendium 'Beneath The Waves' to be released October 22nd featuring an all star cast

 

The remarkable new concept album in the tradition of War of the Worlds, Dark Side of the Moon and Tubular Bells featuring the talents of:

 

Steve Hackett - Francis Dunnery - Steve Balsamo- Gavin Harrison - Nick Beggs - Mel Collins - Nick Barrett - John Mitchell - Neil Taylor - Jakko Jackzyk - Troy Donockley - Rob Reed - The English Chamber Choir - The London Session Orchestra conducted by Dave Stewart and many more....

 

Remember when the latest album we bought was more than just a click of a mouse?
Remember when music meant something - the excitement and anticipation as the needle came down...not knowing what we were about to hear...?
Nothing else mattered at that moment...Our undivided attention was given to the music - music which would become the soundtrack of our lives...


THOSE DAYS ARE NOT OVER

Beneath The Waves melds the talents of over two dozen artists and ensembles into an astonishing album of rare depth, emotion and intensity.  Held together by a vocal performance of spine tingling power from Steve Balsamo (Jesus Christ Superstar) and co-ordinated by celebrated producer / composer Rob Reed (Magenta, ChimpanA) , the album features a jaw-dropping array of musical talent including:


Steve Hackett (Genesis) - Nylon Guitar; Gavin Harrison (Porcupine Tree) - Drums; Nick Beggs (Steve Hackett Band, Kajagoogoo) – Chapman Stick; Troy Donockley (Nightwish, Bad Shepherds)  Uilleann Pipes, Whistles; Nick Barrett (Pendragon) - Guitar, Neil Taylor (Tears for Fears, Robbie Williams) - Guitar; Jakko Jackzyk (20th Century Schizoid Band) - Guitar; Francis Dunnery (ex It Bites) - Guitar, John Mitchell (It Bites, Frost*) - Guitar, Mel Collins (King Crimson, Camel) - Sax, BJ Cole (Elton John, David Gilmour) - Pedal Steel Guitar, Chris Fry (Magenta) - Guitar and Christina Booth (Magenta) - Backing Vocals  - and introducing the vocal talents of Angharad Bryn in the role of Lily.


Adding to the epic quality of the album are celebrated vocal ensemble Synergy, The English Chamber Choir conducted by Guy Protheroe, the London Session Orchestra conducted by Dave Stewart plus renowned opera singers Rhys Meirion and Shan Cothi.


The album also features lyrics by Steve Reed (Magenta) and artwork by Geoff Taylor (War of the Worlds).
This stunning concept album by Kompendium is in the spirit of all those great albums from the 70s without sounding like any of them.


Prepare yourself for the album of the year....
Be prepared to lose yourself....
BENEATH THE WAVES

Pre-orders from 24th September 2012
Album Released 22nd October 2012
Available as CD, CD/Bonus DVD (inc 5.1 Mix) in 7’’ Gatefold Sleeve and Ltd Edition 12’’ Double Vinyl

www.kompendium-web.com


Video EPK - http://youtu.be/pk0bpu5luPo


Video of Lily feat. Steve Hackett, Angharad Brinn, Rob Reed, Chris Fry and Magda Pietraszewska - http://youtu.be/8trx9UZjzQE

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Haydn Bebb said:

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This is an absolutely stunning album which grips you from the first to the very last bars of the music. It deserves to be heard by music officianados all over the world. Melding superb performances by a multitude of top artists a strong contemporary Celtic theme is apparant throughout, expertly mixed with different music genres by the supreme talents of its composer, producer and multi-instrumentlist Rob Reed complemented by his impressive lyricist brother Steve. There are too many exceptional performances to list every single one but the vocal excellence of Steve Balsamo has to be highlighted as it brings out the very best of all of his three and half octave range. If you value music of the highest quality add 'Beneath the Waves' to your collection.
 
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