BlurryCloud, Far From The Sea, 2016
Sometimes out of the blue, you are grabbed by a song. In this case it was because of the message of Jack DeMaio pointing me to the track Currents from his new release Far From The Sea. After listening to that I just had to hear the whole album.
It seems BlurryCloud is another one man band, and one operating in the instrumental progressive metal genre. Think the musical madness of Devin Townsend, mixed with the rhythmic riffing and off the scale soloing of Caligula’s Horses’ Sam Vallen, add a dash of Vai and cross that with the female choirs of Therion, and you will have an idea of what is on offer here. Jack wrote the music, recorded all of it, mixed it and even made the (beautiful) art!
So when I say instrumental, because of the choirs, there are voices throughout the album. The music is powerful, at times heavy, but also very dynamic and partly almost ambient peaceful. Just listen to the intriguing track Of Hollow!
Very talented musician and a fresh and impressive album, up for grabs for a few dollar on bandcamp. Do it!