Saturday, 12 September 2009

Breathing Space's New Album - Below The Radar

Breathing Space from York have just released the 3rd album and here's some news from Trevor Cotterell of the Official fan Club...

For anyone who hasn't seen it, Classic Rock mag (Geoff Barton) have nice things to say about the new album! Go out and get a copy... and order the next Prog edition whilst you're at it too!

"The handy pocket-sized dictionary of prog is dominated by words such as 'convolution' and 'pretension' - and we wouldn't have it any other way. But occasionally we hanker after a little light relief. Something that soothes rather than assaults the senses. Enter Breathing Space, who combine the worlds of prog, pop and AOR to fine effect.

Below The Radar, the space's third album, is their most accomplished to date characterised by the appropriately breathy voice of Olivia Sparnenn, whose singing is as beautiful as her hair (Get a grip -Ed) the title track sets the scene: a progged-up mix of John Waite, Loverboy and Moonlight Shadow. But mood-changes also abound. The Night Takes You Home is full of fragile melancholy; the piano-led Dusk is the ideal soundtrack to a bout of sombre late-nite reflection; Drowning is like a female-fronted Marillion. They save the best until last: Questioning Eyes begins sparsely then grows in stature, climaxing in an orgy of swirling guitar. Oh - and make sure you stay the course for the surprise ending."
Geoff Barton - Classic Rock magazine 7/10

And don't forget Breathing Space are in Birmingham on the 20th, at the Roadhouse, with Emerald Sky supporting.

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