|Excellent melodic album of post progressive rock with theatrical overtones.
Format: CD / Cat No: 2018 IANDTHOU / Released: 18/09/2018
Track Listing: 1. Underneath The Willow Tree (7:25) / 2. Daylight (6:23) / 3. Fallen Angel (5:47) / 4. Love & Grief (5:04) / 5. Lake Of Dreams (6:41) / 6. Your Letter Came Today (5:01) / 7. I Walked Over The Edge (4:48) / 8. Artificial Sunset (4:19) / 9. Distant Bodies (6:20) / 10. Midnight Symphony (4:02) / 11. Come Away (5:15)
More information: Try to imagine a work of art with amazing synthesis of influences. At times, the material might be compared to Camel-ish finesse, while the other tracks come pretty close to Sylvan (on their mellow side). Also notable some hues of latter Marillion, the floaty traces of Riversea with undercurrent of Coldplay, and the specific echoes of Muse.
Matthew Browning has been writing and playing music from the time he was old enough to crawl up on the piano bench in his childhood home in Memphis, TN. Now based in Colorado Springs, CO, blending post progressive rock with theatrical overtones, Matthew engages the listener with both emotional and spiritual depth. Matthew played and co-cowrote in bands in earlier years with the now lead singer/bassist of Skillet. With a background in formal music theory and composition and influences as diverse as Peter Gabriel, Queen, Radiohead and Arvo Pärt, Matthew’s music brings both a subtle symphonic counterpoint and a sense of complexity that draws on the heritage of a musically rich era.