Re: Middle Earth Music
- Diamond Proudbrook wrote:
> What does anybody know about the other group reviewed, GLASS HAMMER?Atlanta-based prog-rock band, long associated with the fantasy crowd there. I became aware of them when they played at Dragon Con in 1996. Their Middle-earth songs have some really nice moments here and there. Until the drums and synthesizer pads kick in. I file them somewhere between Styx, old Genesis, and Mannheim Steamroller. Not as melodramatic as Styx (who is? :), not as British as Genesis, often somewhat more rock than Mannheim Steamroller. They often come up with excellent
little melodic themes. Personally, I can't get past the New Agey pads and pop-rock drums - nothing is further from Middle-earth for me. A few mp3s are available on their site.
> Folkish and veird,Hee hee, me too.
David J. Finnamore
Nashville, TN, USA
I can't be an anti-intellectualist. I don't even know what it means.
- Should mention that David Arkenstone, a New Age musician, has
a cd out,
"Music Inspired By Middle Earth" that I purchased today at the
work at after listening to a few cuts on the "listening post"
it was on.
If you have a Borders Books in your area, you can give it a
Try Track 7, "Riders of Rohan". I can see them in my minds
riding to this.
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