Marsh, Rhys - Dulcima (Mega Blowout Sale)

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Some of you picked up Rhys' first album, which was a really strong singer/songwriter album with heavy progressive touches. This is his second and falls much more heavily into the progressive rock category, but it keeps its distinctive sound. Lots of heavy hitters play on this, including members of Anglagard, Wobbler, White Willow and Jaga Jazzist, among others!

"We feel very strongly that this is something out of the ordinary. British singer Rhys Marsh (The Opium Cartel, Mandala, White Willow) has brought together the absolute cream of the crop of Scandinavian prog-rock - musicians from Anekdoten, Änglagård, White Willow and Wobbler, and created an album that goes far beyond his previous progressive folk-rock forays. This is full-blown, modern symphonic progressive rock with a surprisingly hard and dark edge for a former singer/songwriter. For lack of a better description "Dulcima" sounds to our ears like David Sylvian fronting "Red"-era King Crimson."

"Following on the success of the critically-acclaimed debut album, 'The Fragile State Of Inbetween', Rhys Marsh returns with 'Dulcima', his second Autumn Ghost album in the space of a year. From the provocative saunter of 'In The Afterglow', via the requiem-esque 'Divide In Silence', the snake-charmer's swagger of 'Nine Times Beautiful', and the deceptively-innocent lilt of 'You'll Never Fall', to the full-on prog assault of 'In Dark, In Light', this is a dark affair through-and-through, which, while still retaining much of its predecessor's melancholy, barely surfaces from its intense and often dense soundscape. 'Dulcima' was written and recorded simultaneously, over the course of seven months, in Trondheim, London and New York. The city atmosphere was an important influence in these songs, as they helped to harness the urgency that Marsh wanted to capture. Another important facet of this album is that, like his debut, many of the songs feature elements from the initial demo recordings. It's this spontaneity and energy that further sets 'Dulcima' away from its peers. Alongside his long-standing rhythm section of Jo Fougner Skaansar (double bass) and Takashi Mori (drums), this album also features the heavy-handed help of Mattias Olsson (Änglagård), Ketil Einarsen (Jaga Jazzist), Trude Eidtang (White Willow) and Lars Fredrik Frøislie (Wobbler). 'Dulcima' comes in a beautiful digipak, complete with lyrics"
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