The Island

by Kylver

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Alice M.
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Alice M. I was like “Sludge and prog rock? Weird. And the logo isn’t really pretty. And…” and then those guys blew my mind and I shut up. Favorite track: Monolith.
ALPHA-OMEGA
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ALPHA-OMEGA Here the Geordie ones have crafted one of the best conceptual prog albums of the decade.
Picking upon the greatness of the post-rock and sludge of the previous album but adding ever more remarkable rocking riffage in ever so fluid epic compositions, with those ever so present keys adding a bit of that 70s twang to great effect, this is the stuff that if you play it loud on yer yacht you will see the rise of Hy-Brasil and madness will engulf you while you drown on its sonic fathomless depths... Favorite track: Monolith.
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CARPAGE Music with the Post Rock sensitivity of ITTCT, and the Progressive Rock complexity of Rush, blended together with Kylver’s unique use of keyboards creates an excellent sound all their own. Not one weak spot on this LP, best listened to in its entirety. Favorite track: The Great Race.
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    Limed to only 10… This wax sealed package is wrapped in the very cloth from the sails of the wreckage of the ship that delivered our nameless traveler to ‘The Island’.. (It’s not really but lets just pretend). It contains ‘The Island’ on 12” black vinyl in it’s gatefold sleeve, a copy of the album on CD and on Cassette plus a 11” x 11” print of the album artwork all wrapped up, wax sealed and tied together with the rope from the travellers pendant (it’s not really the same rope but we can keep pretending). Each one lovingly hand made by our good selves.

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Monolith 09:28
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The Abyss 06:37
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'The Island' is the follow up to their 2015 debut release 'The Mountain Ghost'. 'The Mountain Ghost' is a forty-minute long concept album consisting of four tracks that follow the fictitious tale of a spirit who inflicts torment on the residents of a village that lies in the shadow of his mountainous home.

The concept of 'The Island' follows the story of a privateer ship and it's crew that set sail in search of a mythical island that was said to hold a portal to another dimension or another world in space and time. But from the outset, the journey was fated to never reach its destination. After a day or two at sea the ship was wrecked in a great storm, losing all on board with the exception of one sole survivor. It was as if by fate that he was washed ashore on the very island that the expedition had been searching for, with nothing but a pendant around his neck which contained a strange undecipherable map. As the confused mariner made his way deeper into the heart of the island he was accompanied by an eerie feeling that he was not alone. It was a feeling that he was being ushered along the trails of the island by its shadows, shadows that lured him towards a cave inhabited by an unfamiliar yet familiar stranger. The sibyl of the island showed him the meaning of the pendant's contents before showing him what and where he was searching. Upon his arrival at the ancient monoliths he found himself greeted by four hooded figures who were members of The Great Race. They proceeded to transport the weary traveller to an abyss where no man should venture. The sojourner begged that he be sent back to where he came from as the strange environment he found himself in was turning his mind into something he could not fathom. To this The Great Race agreed but not before they had removed all recollection of how and when this all happened from his mind. But The Great Race added a curse to protect their knowledge even further. He awoke in his world on the eve before the ship was due to set sail and from then on the rest of his life was a perpetual loop, with the same journey continuing to happen over and over again with no end...

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released October 6, 2016

Written by James Bowmaker, Barry Mitcheson, Jonny Scott and Neil Elliott. Recorded and mixed by Sam Grant at Blank Studios

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KYLVER KYLVER (Pronounced: Kil-ver) are a four piece instrumental progressive rock/metal band that have crafted their take on the progressive genre by mixing slow and heavy doom riffs, odd time signatures, atmospherics of post-rock and Hammond tones of the 70’s with a classic rock and metal sound. ... more

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