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tiistai 24. joulukuuta 2013

Corvus Stone album review on Get Ready To Rock - one of the best reviews

Corvus Stone album review on Get Ready To Rock: "Great Stuff"

Corvus Stone is:
Colin Tench (guitar),
Pasi Koivu (keyboards),
Petri Lemmy Lindström (bass),
Robert Wolff (drums),
Blake Carpenter (vocals),
Sonia Mota (artwork)

On the debut album there are special guests like Stef Flaming (many instruments and voices on "JussiPussi"), John Culley (guitar on "You're So Wrong") and Victor Tassone (drums on "You're So Wrong").
On the second album there'll be special guest stars again! Andres Guazzelli shares vocals with Blake on "Purple Stone ("Purple Stone" already has over 500,000 views on YouTube!) and The Airwaves (band from Sweden) has also been invited to add some vocal harmonies.
Here below you'll see the review by Alan Jones. We hope you'll enjoy it and the CD as well! We also hope you'll enjoy the next album maybe even more as we feel it's an improvement (the album will be released during 2014).

CORVUS STONE - Corvus Stone
(Melodic Revolution Records)

Melodic Revolution Records: Released November 2012
I do a radio show for Get Ready To Rock Radio (third Sunday of the month at 5pm -you should check it out!) that goes by the name of ‘The Eclectic Mix’ – which pretty much does what it says on the tin and draws together a load of great tracks from an assortment of genres.
For the next show I think I’ll save myself the effort of compiling a tracklist and just play this album in its entirety.
Corvus Stone is a disparate group of fiendishly talented musicians from places such as Sweden, Finland, United States, Belgium and others, who have put together an album of such stunning complex diversity it’s hard to believe they all recorded their parts separately and emailed them in to be mixed and mastered.
The album is eighty minutes long. It has an amazing 21 tracks. It is, in turns, deep, shallow, frivolous, cinematic, dense, serious, hilarious.
Whilst always having progressive rock at its heart, one glance at the tracklist is enough to tell anybody this is going to be a roller-coaster ride.
With track titles such as ‘October Sad Song’, ‘After Solstice’, ‘Ice King’ and ‘Lost And Found’, the prog credentials are laid out for all to see – but then what to make of titles such as ‘Moron Season’, ‘Moustaches In Massachusetts’, ‘Iron Pillows’ and ‘Ten Inch Lisa’? Or what about ‘Intermission’, ‘The Rusty Wolff Attack’, ‘Scary Movie’ and the wonderfully titled ‘JussiPussi’?
The answer is not an easy one. There are just so many influences here that it’s difficult to take it all in at one sitting. You think you’re listening to Camel, this segues into an Emerson, Lake and Palmer groove, but then is that Focus I hear? Or a bit of Gentle Giant? Maybe even a soupcon of the Grateful Dead. But that’s definitely the Bonzo Dog Band – then the riff from ‘Smoke On The Water’ appears for chrissakes.
To say the album sustains interest throughout is understating just what it is – that being a genre-bending tour de force that has the listener eagerly anticipating the next track to find out if it’s as great as the one being listened to.
All kinds of highlights all over the piece – the surpisingly progressive ‘Moron Season’, the dense title track ‘Corvus Stone’, the outstanding fretwork on the instrumental ‘Moustaches In Massachusetts’, the (ahem) cinematic sweep of ‘Cinema’ and the totally immersive ‘Scary Movie’.
And how could we forget to mention the Bonzoesque exuberance of ‘JussiPussi’? It really is as great as it sounds – and I defy you not to laugh.
All told, this is a fabulous album. It has a dark side for sure, but the sheer flamboyancy of the playing coupled with an almost self-deprecating ‘joie de vivre’ is an absolute joy and I, for one, could begin to understand just what it feels like to be a ‘mad, swivel-eyed loon’ at the album’s conclusion.
Great stuff.
Review by Alan Jones

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lauantai 21. joulukuuta 2013

Hard rocking surprise - Jerry Lucky reviews Corvus Stone (hard, heavy and gentle flirting with Progressive Rock)

"Corvus Stone creates its own little mini-movie with its own ebb and flow of emotions".

Jerry Lucky - a true legend - has reviewed Corvus Stone. Read it yourself here:

You propably want to check Jerry's site - you'll find lots of interesting reviews! There are also links showing the way how to order the books Jerry has written!

Corvus Stone will release its second album in 2014. The sound is very original but we can reveal the music will appeal to the fans of Von Hertzen Brothers, ELP (Emerson Lake and Palmer), Opeth, Camel, Deep Purple, Kingston Wall, Uriah Heep, Progeland, Moonwagon, Murky Red and King Crimson (to name a few!).

maanantai 16. joulukuuta 2013

Corvus Stone arvioitavana Colossus-lehdessä / Corvus Stone review (Colossus magazine)

The following info is in Finnish.
Suomalaisessa Colossus-lehdessä (numero 45) on Corvus Stonen ensialbumi "Corvus Stone" arvioitavana. Arvionnin tekijän ystävällisellä luvalla voimme tässä julkaista koko tekstin sanasta sanaan.
CORVUS STONE - Corvus Stone
Kertakaikkiaan valloittavan riehakas sekametelisoppa erilaisia progetyylejä samassa padassa porisemassa! Kuten kansiteksteissä sanotaan niin ainoa rajoittava tekijä porukan musisoinnissa on CD-levyn kestoaika.
Ryhmä koostuu viidestä taitavasta soittajasta joilla ilmeisesti on myös muita projekteja menossa Corvus Stonen ohessa. Sävellystyöstä vastaavat kosketinsoittaja Pasi Koivu ja multi-instrumentalisti Petri Lemmy Lindström (joka sattuu myös olemaan bassovirtuoosi). Musiikin sovituksista ja kitaraosuuksista vastaa Colin Tench, rumpalina toimii Robert Wolff. Levynteon loppuvaiheessa ryhmään liittyi vielä Blake Carpenter jonka osuus tullee kasvamaan tulevaisuudessa. Seuraava levy onkin jo työn alla koska kaikki valmis materiaali ei mahtunut mukaan johtuen juuri tuosta CD-levyn lyhyestä kestoajasta.
Yhtyeen musiikki tuo hetkittäin miellejohtumia mm. Van Der Graaf Generatorista, Laika & The Cosmonautsista, Steven Wilsonista ja jopa Deep Purplesta mutta tämä sanottuna pelkästään positiivisessa mielessä antamaan vähän osviittaa mitä levyltä voi odottaa. Itselläni ei osannut olla mitään odotuksia joten yllätys oli sitäkin iloisempi. Suosittelen!
The review published on Colossus magazine #45 is in Finnish. However, Corvus Stone is compared to the bands/artists like Van Der Graaf Generator, Laika & The Cosmonauts, Steven Wilson. and Deep Purple. The album is highly recommended!
For more info of Colossus society and their great magazine please check