|Packed with memorable hooks, complex instrumentals, and powerful vocals
Format: CD / Cat No: BURN10T10052 / Released: 14/11/2011
Track Listing: Repeat It / In a Sense / A (Post-Apocalyptic) Bedtime Story / Chrysalis: Part 1: In Between The Lines / Part 2: The Pundits / Part 3: The Muse Returns / Part 4: Free To Fall / The Projectionist / Tear Gas / Higher Than Mountains / Gravity
More information: Chrysalis sees Man on Fire significantly stretching their sound, which has always been described as refreshingly free of obvious influences. For Chrysalis the band has expanded to a six-piece group. In addition to founding member vocalist/keyboardist Jeff Hodges on grand piano, vintage organs, synths and samples, and Eric Sands, once again providing his signature and distinctive elastic fretless bass and dynamic guitar work, the new Man on Fire lineup features the soulful voice of Elise Testone as co-vocalist, percussion phenom Quentin Ravenel on drums, internationally renown trumpeter Cameron Harder Handel, and classically trained virtuoso violinist Jenny Hugh. Together they create a sound that is more natural, yet ornate, organic, and darkly cinematic than previous Man on Fire releases.
"Chrysalis is one of those rare albums that manages to be both unique and enjoyable, and I'll applaud Man on Fire all day long for crafting an album this well-composed and professional. People who enjoy acts like Echolyn, but with an additional dose of eclecticism, will find some of the year's best music with this CD. Jam-packed with memorable hooks, complex instrumentals, and powerful vocals, Man on Fire have succeeded tremendously with this effort!" – Sea of Tranquility