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PD Review-Ravenheart Music scores Proximal Distance 9/10

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(Self Release) Reviewed 27th February 2010

This is the brand new first offspring from the marriage of two American prog rock maestros, Gregg Johns of Slychosis and Jeff Hamel from Majestic, with Majestic’s Jessica Rasche on vocals. This is like jumping into a time machine back to the 70’s, so don your flares and tie dyes, and come on board with me my friends. While we on the way we can have a good look at the stunning surrealist artwork by Vladimir Moldavsky, you are going to have some fun trying to decipher the pictures, takes me back to the days of vinyl when you used to spend hours looking at the sleeves trying to work out what it all meant, with the help of substances legal or otherwise. The first 3 songs are epic tours around Yes, Genesis, Gentle Giant, Mike Oldfield, Pink Floyd, ELP, Caravan, Fleetwood Mac, Vangelis and Curved Air, anywhere where the fancy takes them. Jessica has an excellent versatile voice that changes to suit the music, which is full of superb melodies, guitars and synths. A dramatic acoustic guitar arpeggio announces the fourth tune, the reflective, dreamy, atmospheric, ‘Contemplation’. Then we suddenly find ourselves detoured back to the 60’s with ‘Flashback to Now (A Hippy’s Lament)’ and ‘Deep Space Intermission’, groovy man, I really dig this happenin scene, I’m sure someone’s put something in my cup of tea, far-out and sideways, crazy like. The lovely acoustic ballad ‘Leaves Fall’ then brings us back to our tour of the 70’s for the final 3 epics, but hang on a moment, there’s some Dream Theatre in there, it must be a rip in the time space continuum. For dyed in the wool prog fans this will bring a misty eyed tear to the eye, ‘flashing back to another time and place, fuzztone axes, colors dancing on my face. I dare not stay here, but this is a groovy place’ (Flashback to Now). For new adventurers, this is a fantastic trip, 74 minutes of amazing, superbly produced and performed music that will keep you entertained for months. Your ticket to ride awaits you at Come on board for a journey of a lifetime. 9/10 (Reviewed by Phil)

New vendors that carry Proximal Distance

We are pleased that the following CD shops are carrying the new Proximal Distance cd with more still to come.

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  • Syn-phonic Music
  • Kinesis
  • Just for Kicks Music
  • CD Baby
  • Fossil Records


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