Monday, 1 October 2018

SPIRITS BURNING: French review translated

Spirits Burning & Michael Moorcock
/An Alien Heat

Label: Gonzo Multimedia / Press: Glass Onyon
Genres: Canterbury ; Progressive Rock ; Psychedelic rock ;

Training: Don Falcone, Albert Bouchard (BÖC) and Michael Moorcock. --- Guests: Joe Bouchard, Richie Castellano, Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser, Harvey Bainbridge, Adrian Shaw, Mick Slattery, Bridget Wishart, Andy Dalby, Monty Oxymoron, Ken Pustelnik, Jonathan Segel, Lux Vibratus (Nektar).

1.Hothouse Flowers
3.Evening Of Fire
4.In The Future

6.Fall In Love
7.Any Particular Interest
8.Dark Dominion
9.Seven Finger Solution
10.To Steal A Space Traveler

11.Virtue & Mrs. Amelia Underwood
12.Learning The Art
13.Back To 1896
14.Quest For Bromley
15.Thank You For The Fog

16.Old Friends With New Faces

The new album by Spirits Burning & Michael Moorcock is an adaptation of Michael's novel " An Alien Heat ". This is the first album of Spirits Burning that brings together Michael Moorcock , and Albert Bouchard,founding member of Blue Öyster Cult , for a collaboration of this kind. Michael is an English writer of science fiction and literary novels. Spirits Burning is an amalgam of musicians whose leader is Don Falcone , producer, musician (keyboards, bass and vocals). " An Alien Heat " is the 14th studio album ofSpirits Burning . To achieve this opus Don Falcone is accompanied by seasoned musicians and fans of Blue Öyster Cult will be interested in the performance of members of the BOC family, Albert Bouchard, Joe Bouchard, Richie Castellano and Donald Roeser.

Spirits Burning sets " An Alien Heat " as Michael Moorcock's most beloved work . This story from the trilogy ' The Dancers at the End of Time' is the first in a series of science fiction novels, in short, to describe a stage 'where disorganization reigns and where the universe began to collapse on himself ". a world populated by decadent and immortal characters, who use the energy imagined and stored by their ancestors millions of years ago.

Don Falcone's project is ambitious and will surely delight fans of soft and melodic progressive, Canterbury Caravan trend period , here no complex construction nor incessant change of pace, but pieces architectured around immediately prehensile melodies. In this exercise, Spirits Burning does not go with the back of the spoon, it offers sixteen compositions of relatively short average duration, the longest not exceeding 7: 34 Minutes. The concept " An Alien Heat " is transposed in a 70's atmosphere with a real happiness, the hovering rock and the psychedelic music join perfectly. All compositions feature on " An Alien Heat"Are definitely worth the detour, but some of them stand out as the one who opens the CD " Hothouse Flowers " a rock from the school Canterbury kidnapped and dynamic, followed by the haunting and intimate " Geronimo ". Also in the limelight is the atmospheric and stripped down " Seven Finger Solution ", the musical mixture with the inimitable taste of " To Steal A Space Traveler " both exacerbated and planing and finally " Thank You For The Fog " close to the luminous world of Floyd and R oger Water .

Although Spirits Burning does not avoid certain clichés inherent to this type of concept, the 16 titles of " An Alien Heat " demonstrate that Don Falcone's group knows how to build original songs that are easy to access!

* The case includes two CDs including an instrumental cover of the disc 1. The booklet is 8 pages with credits and lyrics.


Spirits Burning is one of the most unique entities in the space rock galaxy. The group consists of one main member, Don Falcone, and many other participants from various  bands and projects...

Healthy Music In Large Doses is the latest offering from the Spirits Burning space rock collective, this time featuring keyboardist Cyrille 'Clearlight' Verdeaux. Clearlight is a project of French son..

No comments:

Post a comment

What happens when you mix what is - arguably - the world's most interesting record company, with an anarchist manic-depressive rock music historian polymath, and a method of dissemination which means that a daily rock-music magazine can be almost instantaneous?

Most of this blog is related in some way to the music, books and films produced by Gonzo Multimedia, but the editor has a grasshopper mind and so also writes about all sorts of cultural issues which interest him, and which he hopes will interest you as well.