Put on Your Epic Face
This is the time of the year when I especially enjoy epic adventures...both sonic and cinematic. That quickly brings us round to this Saturday night's show. While epic usually denotes "length of time"--thats only one dimension. The sublime talent of Rachel Bissex was cut way too short with breast cancer. Yet I define her musical career clearly in the realm of epic when you hear her December Moon which opens the show.
In a different kind of journey....you'll hear how cinema meets its sonic equivalent with a combined fictional journey from Middle Earth to Xanadu with Rush, a Gentle Giant, Richard White, and the Dutch prog rock group Epica thrown in for good measure.
From fiction to different kinds of reality we then travel timewise with The Electric Croude Band & Loreena McKennitt in separate adventures--but both seasonally related.
Our sojurn winds up in pensive fashion with the first return to the studio in 24 years when this was released....The Who with a pensive and wistful acoustic song describing their decades together as only Townsend could write and Daltry could sing.
The nights are getting longer....the air chills and beckons with a hand to present stories. Against this canvas of imagination an hour to appeal to your primal, intellectual and emotional longings in this first week of Twelfth Month.
The Electric Croude airs late Saturday at midnight EST on WCVE Public Radio.
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