Fireworks

October Tree - 'The Fairy's Wing' http://rocktopia.co.uk/media/reviews/photos/thumbnail/200x200s/70/02/b9/3094_octobertreethefairyswing_1356394989.jpg Hot

Added by Central Electronic Brain     December 25, 2012    
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
3607   0   1   0   0   0

Artist

A very promising debut album.

October Tree is an American prog rock outfit headed by husband and wife team Tammy and Greg Lounsberry. The band play what is essentially a very British style of progressive rock that at times conjures up sounds that would not be out of place on albums from Pink Floyd, Mostly Autumn, Karnataka, Panic Room, Caravan, Eloy or early Wishbone Ash.

‘The Fairy’s Wing’ is a concept story (full book available from Amazon on Kindle and at the band’s website) that tells of a young woman called Alysin who has fallen in love with a bad man and who has treated her poorly, then left her with a broken heart. A gypsy fortune teller/witch tells her that in order to cure this affliction and to get him back, she must steal the wing of a fairy and then use it in a spell. The witch teaches Alysin the spell and the young woman visits the Fairy Tree where she captures a fairy and rips off one of it’s wings whilst chanting the spell. Too soon she realizes that the witch has tricked her and that she has murdered this magical creature for her own ends. Her crime throws up a lot of moral and philosophical questions that are then explored throughout the album and its songs…

Fireworks - The Ultimate Magazine For Melodic Rock Music

This website uses cookies to help us give you the best experience when you visit. Cookies used for the essential operation of the site have already been set. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our Privacy Statement.

I accept cookies from this site


Strange subject matter indeed, and as such is handled by the band very deftly. Songs such as the opening trio of ‘The Fairy’s Wing’, ‘Dark Carnival’ and ‘Parallels’ which flow into each other in a trippy, ethereal way, help to draw you into the music and lyrical material. Other excellent songs to look out for are ‘Epiphanies’ with its dramatic, almost pounding, riff (pounding for this band anyway) and its ‘The King Will Come’ like guitar refrain that runs throughout the song; ‘The Ogre’ with its quirky piano and off beat drumming and ‘Mirrors’ a short, laid back track with some clever guitar work and moody vocals from Greg Lounsberry.

If you fancy giving October Tree a go then I urge you to read the story first, then you can delve in to this dark musical fairy tale that the band have constructed for us. A very promising debut album, from a band I hope will go on better and bigger things.

Ian Johnson

Share this on the web.

User reviews

There are no user reviews for this listing.

 


Comments (0)add comment

Write comment

security image
Write the displayed characters


busy

Member Login



Calendar

<<  September 2020  >>
 Mo  Tu  We  Th  Fr  Sa  Su 
   1  2  3  4  5  6
  7  8  910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
282930    

Search Here

Shout Here

Latest Message: 20 hours, 13 minutes ago
  • Berny : @jharper36: Please check your e - mail.
  • jharper36 : Hi, i purchased the download of issue #92. How do I download it?
  • Berny : @loudjlopez: Sorry for the troubles, pls. check your mail. Many thanks!
  • loudjlopez@m : Any word on my digital download of issue 91. Paid on Saturday. It is Tuesday. Thanks
  • loudjlopez@m : Paid for Fireworks #91 for digital download. No word since Saturday and it is Monday.
  • Berny : @fdr: Magazines were sent on Monday. Thanks for your purchase and best regards, B. :)
  • fdr : Hi, yesterday (august 12th) I sent you a payment for 21GBP for the purchase of issues 91 and 82 of Fireworks magazine. (code 7D3182072X778721A) but still haven't received a word od confirmation. Can you please check?
  • Rocktopia Te : @kbm1983: Currently, all orders have to be be processed manually. This could take a few hours. Sorry for the delay, you shoulkd have received a mail containing download instructions by now. @ all: Pls. do not worry in case you see a PayPal transaction error message. Your order was received, pls. do not order the magazine twice. Many thanks for your understanding!
  • kbm1983 : Hi, I bought #91 earlier today but its still not in my downloads. Can you check it out please. Thanks!
  • Rocktopia Te : @ Man Shaped Wolf: You should have received a mail containing download instructions yesterday. Sorry for the delay!
  • Man Shaped W : Hey, same as defron but for 91 :) excited to read our review
  • Berny : @Defron: Can you pls. check your mail? Many thanks, B. :)
  • Defron : Hi guys. Bought #90 couples of hours ago but still not in my downloads . Can you check pls regards Ro
  • Berny : @SoCal Rocker: Welcome back! There are 50 free issues of Fireworks Magazine for you (and of course all other Rocktopians) to download. Check out the news on the frontpage. Stay happy, safe & healthy. Best wishes to California!
  • SoCal Rocker : Hello from Burbank CA, I had to change my name and PW. How's anyone doing?
  • Rocktopia Te : @davidputnam: Could you please check your email? Many thanks & best regards, RT
  • davidnputnam : I ordered 86 - 90 and received paypal receipt, but cant find in downloads. Please advise.
  • davidnputnam : I ordered 86 - 90, but cant find in Downloads. i have the paypal receipt.
  • Berny : @rarock: Glad we were able to sort this out. Thanks for your purchase!
  • rarock : Hi there. I have similar problem with Issue 90, payed by Paypal, but doesnt show in Orders or in Downloads. Thanks for help
  • KI2000 : Thanks Fireworks Magazine and Rocktopia!
  • Hysteria : WOW! Thanks to the Fireworks Team for this AMAZING offer. YOU GUYS ROCK!!!! \m/ \m/
  • Rocktopia Te : Check out the Fireworks Magazine Corona quarantine give - away!
  • Johns Band : Royal Hunt new concept album in the works to be released in 2020.
  • Berny : @WardyS1: I will contact you by e - mail.
  • WardyS1 : Hi. Also purchased 90 couple days back but not in my orders have receipt. Cannot find an email to contact instead link sorry
  • Rocktopia Te : @tomandpam: Hope this is now sorted and you were able to download the magazine
  • tomandpam : I ordered a download of #90 and it's not in my orders and I have the PayPal receipt. Can you help with this? Thanks
  • Berny : @zom414: Apologies for my late reply. Could you please contact me directly at «email» ? Many thanks in advance!
  • zom414 : Trying to change my password but the security question won't accept my answer, can you help?

Only registered users are allowed to post

Follow Us

FacebookTwitterYoutubeGoogle

This website uses cookies to help us give you the best experience when you visit. Cookies used for the essential operation of the site have already been set. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our Privacy Statement.

I accept cookies from this site