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Cross & Quinn - Cold Sky Blue (2016)
Artist: Cross & Quinn
Title: Cold Sky Blue
Year Of Release: 2016
Label: Esoteric Antenna/Cherry Red [EANTCD 1058]
Genre: Progressive Rock, Ambient, Electronic
Quality: CBR 320 kbps / FLAC (tracks +.cue,scans)
Total Time: 43:26
Total Size: 128 mb / 236 mb
Esoteric Antenna are delighted to announce the release of the excellent new album by former King Crimson violinist and Mellotron player David Cross & Sean Quinn, "Cold Sky Blue". The album is a sonic melting pot taking in Prog, Ambient, Synthpop & even a sprinkling of Dubstep, which is simultaneously timeless & modern. Sean Quinn states; "I was always interested in ambient music & was working on a solo album which includes a collaboration with Roedelius. I started thinking about other artists I admired involved in ambient music. My all-time favourite band is King Crimson (72-74 line-up) and I was particularly fascinated by David's contribution to the band - his melodic sense is incredible." David & Sean were introduced by a mutual friend and after a lengthy phone conversation, pitched a couple of ideas at each other which became Skyline Vertical & Cold Sky Blue. They then agreed to expand the collaborative nature of the record and Beth Hirsch was the next obvious choice as her contribution to Air's classic album Moon Safari was pivotal to that album's mood. The whole thing mushroomed from there with other vocalists being added so the tunes are now more akin to Radiohead, Talk Talk, Sigur Rós & Pink Floyd rather than traditional electronic ambient. Their non-existent brief was to create an old-school album for the 21st century where the album is a whole work that takes the listener on a SOMETHING trip, rather than a collection of tunes. The album has an overall tone and apart from the obvious traces of David's previous work, really sounds like no one else. "Cold Sky Blue" is a sumptuous listening experience.

1. Skyline Vertical (3:53)
2. Cold Blue Sky (feat. Beth Hirsch) (4:59)
3. Counting All The Stars (feat. Brendan Staunton) (4:06)
4. On Spider Hill (8:05)
5. For Someone (feat. Paula Gilmer) (5:01)
6. Arc En Ciel [Part 1] (3:48)
7. The M Chord (feat. Thomas Truax) (5:25)
8. Arc En Ciel [Part 2] (4:02)
9. Meaningless (feat. Brendan Staunton) (4:02)
Bass, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, E-Bow, Vocals, Flute ahamian - Séamus Quinn
Cymbal - Eugene Somers
Other [Wine Glasses] - Meabh Ni Chuinn
Synthesizer, Piano, Electric Piano, Organ, Mellotron, Sequenced By, Bass, Vibraphone, Handclaps, Drum Programming, Vocals - Seán Quinn (2)
Violin [Electric] - David Cross
Vocals - Beth Hirsch, Brendan Staunton, Paula Gilmer
Voice, Other [Hornicator] - Thomas Truax

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