|Excellent 3rd album from Canadian Prog band including guitarist Michel St-Pere (MYSTERY)
Format: CD / Cat No: UNCR5096 / Released: 17/06/2019
Track Listing: 1. Abandoned (8:24) / 2. The Giant Awakens (5:26) / 3. Caducée (12:49) / 4. Stolen (11:41) / 5. Solilude (3:03) / 6. Chasing Morning Glory (9:49) / 7. Haunting Days (5:38) / 8. We Are Not Alone (6:18) / 9. Oude Kerk III (9:26)
More information: Canadian Progressive Rock band HUIS release their third studio album, Abandoned, a concept album talking about loss, abandonment and alienation. The songs are about mourning, separation, but also about rebirth, resilience and hope. Abandoned is the logical continuation of the band’s first two albums, Despite Guardian Angels (2014) and Neither in Heaven (2016). While retaining the Huis’ sound, this third album explores new musical approaches.
Abandoned is produced by Huis bassist and songwriter Michel Joncas, with mixing duties provided by guitarist and songwriter Michel St-Pere (also from the band MYSTERY) at Studio Illusion 4, and mastering handled by Richard Addison at Trillium Sound in St-Hippolyte, Quebec. Abandoned features singer-songwriter Sylvain Descoteaux, drummer-songwriter William Régnier, guitarist songwriter Michel St-Père, keyboardist-songwriter, Johnny Maz and bassist-songwriter and band founder Michel Joncas. All five HUIS members also provided keyboard tracks for this second release.
HUIS is also joined on Abandoned by guest musicians/singers: Jean Pageau (MYSTERY) on flute, Gabby Vessoni (FLEESH) on vocals, Serge Locat (ex-Harmonium) on piano and Éloïse Joncas on vocals.
Line-up: Sylvain Descôteaux - vocals, keyboards / Michel St-Père - guitars, mixing / Johnny Maz - keyboards / Michel Joncas - bass, Taurus bass pedals, producer / William Régnier - drums, percussion
Guests: Gabby Vessoni - vocals (1) / Éloïse Joncas - vocals (9) / Serge Locat - piano (8) / Jean Pageau - flute