SILENT TEMPLE

(UNITED STATES)

FAERY REVOLUTION

(2022)
LABEL:

AUTRE LABEL

GENRE:

PROGRESSIVE ROCK

TAGS:
Epic, Female vocals, Folk
"Jazz, prog, folk, medieval music ... "Faery Revolution" reveals itself through successive listenings, revealing a richness that will delight the most demanding ears."
TONYB (05.08.2022)  
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If the progressive productions coming from the East or the North of Europe regularly reach our ears, it is not always the same of the breeding ground present on the other side of the Atlantic. Thus, we discover with "Faery Revolution" the band Silent Temple, coming from Oregon, of which it is the ... fifth production in barely 10 years of career.

Led by the multi-instrumentalist Amos Hart, Silent Temple takes us in a cosmopolitan universe where prog, folk, jazz, medieval music and even a bit of Zeuhl are mixed together! Throughout nine very varied tracks, sometimes containing a bit of disguised narration, the American sextet will unfold a timeless music full of twists and turns.

The beginning takes us to the lands of a Jethro Tull who would have integrated female choirs in his "Songs From the Wood". Banjo, flute, piano gradually raise the atmosphere on a background of drum rolls. 'Hold On' will continue in this way: a languorous rhythmic supporting more and more powerful vocals, a kind of homage to 'The Great Gig in the Sky', relayed then by a melody in the bass, slowly carry away the listener in a rise in power leading to a final of any beauty sublimated by a guitar solo. The sequence with 'Raoton' and its medieval contours is simply amazing, as well as the marriage of the banjo and the Moog, with moreover an interesting instrumental section in the middle of the track, including changes of rhythm and a part of piano/bass improvisation, before a return to the declamation of the troubadour.

Without describing all the tracks, the curious listener will continue to go from surprise to surprise until the end of this hour of music. We must underline 'Faery Revolution' and its strong magma-like connotation in the setting up of the vocals, the piano bar atmosphere of 'One Day' and its vocals which can irritate some, and the presence also of shouts and exclamations within 'Through it All'.

On the negative side, the (very) demanding fan may notice some lengths ('Hold On') or a production that is a bit rough at times. Nevertheless, "Faery Revolution" reveals itself during the successive listenings, revealing a richness that will delight the most demanding ears and inviting to dive further into the past works of Silent Temple.
- Official website
SIMILAR BANDS:
JETHRO TULL, RENAISSANCE

TRACK LISTING:
01. Fey Breeze - 5:04
02. Hold On - 8:41
03. Raotan - 7:37
04. Sail of the Serpent - 6:09
05. Through It All - 7:22
06. One Day - 6:55
07. Far Away From Here - 6:25
08. Faery Revolution - 8:52
09. Falling Leaves - 6:36

LINEUP:
Amos Hart: Chant / Guitares
Harrison Games: Batterie
Mike Ewers: Basse
Natty Isabell: Chant
Owen Kelley: Claviers / Piano
Rossi: Guitares / Banjo
Alex Torres: Invité / Puerto Rican Cuatro
   
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