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Monday, 5 November 2018

SPIRITS BURNING: Belgium review translated

Belgium review translated

Michael Moorcock is the author of a science fiction novel called "An Alien Heat". The story told there served as a source of inspiration for a progressive rock album of the formation 'Spirits Burning', consisting of the American composer, producer and keyboardist Don Falcone and multi-instrumentalist and former 'Blue Öyster Cult' member Albert Bouchard, supplemented by the author of the book itself.

The group 'Spirits Burning', which was founded in 1996 in San Francisco, quickly grew into an extensive music collective of about thirty members during the recording of that record, because there were all kinds of musicians from bands like 'Blue Öyster Cult', 'Hawkwind'. , 'The Damned', 'Camper Van Beethoven', 'The Dictators', etc. came along on the sixteen songs that have been given a place on this album.

The lyrics are therefore written by writer Michael Moorcock, who also provides backing vocals here and there, while the music for these songs was composed by Don Falcone and Albert Bouchard. The lead vocals in the song "Hothouse Flowers" is by guest vocalist Donald Roeser, while Richie Castellano from "Blue Öyster Cult" brings the song "Quest For Bromley" and his wife Ann Marie Castellano sings the song "Soirée Of Fire".

Jsun Atoms, the frontman of the formation 'The Upsidedown', sings "In The Future" and "Any Particular Interest", Don Fleming takes care of "Fall In Love", Andy Shernoff of 'The Dictators' sings "Dark Dominion ", While Joe Bouchard, ex-bassist of 'Blue Öyster Cult', provides the songs" Seven Finger Solution "and" To Steal A Space Traveler "with lead vocals.

The album is a succession of loud and dynamic rock songs with massive presence of guitars and hard rock adjacent vocals. For fans of this progressive rock genre, this record will certainly bring the necessary entertainment, but for our personal taste this album is unfortunately no bacon to our mouth.


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