After the download-only release “Rise”, “Church” is a factory-pressed full-length cd featuring five extended tracks played live during Gatherings Concert Series in November 2009.
The recording offers some highly energetic, powerful, state-of-the-art ARC-music that fans of their music can purchase without hesitation.
Of the five pieces, four are completely new material, very nicely kicked off by the 21-minute “Church”, which sets the tone with expansive symphonic textures, bell sounds, atmospheric and bubbling interludes and of course their top-notch vintage sequencing and moody soundscapes.
The final 17-minute piece “Falling Through to Rapture” contains a new version of just the sequencer section from the title track of their last album “Rapture”, expertly rounded out by some vast and massive mellotron chord tapestries.
The multi-track recording from the concert have been mixed and mastered by Mr Shreeve to provide the listener a thrilling and highly inspired performance.
All in all, “Church” is another must-have for anyone who’s looking for smoking analogues and another exciting ride to “vintage heaven”.
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