Iconic Sky (Progressive Rock)

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KVRist
256 posts since 10 Apr, 2015 from Gaithersburg, Maryland USA

Post Sun Feb 21, 2021 5:08 pm

“Iconic Sky” is a new band and album featuring an eclectic blend of music falling under the umbrella of classic progressive rock with 80’s and pop thrown in for good measure. In particular, the vocal harmonies from Robin and John really make the tracks stand out. Fortunately, no one let me sing.

Iconic Sky are:
Robin Schell -Lead vocals and keys
Jeremy Cubert - Chapman Stick, keys, piano, Linnstrument, fretless tapping bass, guitar
Tom Kraus - guitars and bass
John Beagley - keys, programming, vocals, producer

https://johnbeagley1.bandcamp.com/album/iconic-sky-2

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KVRist
197 posts since 9 Feb, 2013

Post Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:59 am

Part way through "Hollywood Hates You" right now. Had to pause to say this sounds pretty cool. Nice work.

KVRist

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256 posts since 10 Apr, 2015 from Gaithersburg, Maryland USA

Post Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:43 am

Thank you! We had a great time putting it together and it was a nice distraction over the past few months. I appreciate the listen and and kind words.

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KVRian
735 posts since 23 Nov, 2018 from Birmingham, UK

Post Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:58 pm

Hollywood Hates You - GREAT Listen...some well-judged changes and solid, warm, shiny production...ending was quite Awaken-esque!

I'll checkout others when time allows.


MIX - one thing that I thought might be improved (and it's all subjective, I know)...

Not quite enough space to breathe at times...different parts 'battling' a little bit against each other..everything just a tad too full as such?
Mark Taylor, Chameleon Music - Professional composition and sound design for all media since 1994.

https://www.chameleonmusic.co.uk/

KVRist

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256 posts since 10 Apr, 2015 from Gaithersburg, Maryland USA

Post Tue Feb 23, 2021 1:02 pm

Thank you for very kind words! Yes - there is a lot going on which made it challenging for John and it does get busy in spots. I give him credit for pulling together the various parts into a cohesive whole. The song was recorded in four sections that were weaved into one. My eyes water over when I have more than eight tracks to deal with and I think we had at least eight tracks for the vocals alone.

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KVRAF
9981 posts since 13 Mar, 2009 from UK

Post Fri Feb 26, 2021 5:52 pm

I just listened to "Hollywood Hates You", and I really enjoyed it. It ticks lots of "Prog" boxes for me. My favourite part was the last 7-8 minutes, with its synth-laden atmospherics. It reminded me of parts of "CttE".

Good work :)

KVRian
1387 posts since 19 Mar, 2008 from germany

Post Sat Feb 27, 2021 6:37 am

Nice, almost hymnal beginning. Reminds me of Barclay James Harvest.
At about 1:00 min. The rhythm really kicks in - a guitar with a strong
reverberation creates a huge space ...

At 1:55 min we have a stop and we can hear "Hollywood hates you" in
the best of pop fashion. I haven't heard such a beautiful, melodic and
varied song in a long time! :clap:
free mp3s + info: andy-enroe.de songs + weird stuff: enroe.de

KVRist

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256 posts since 10 Apr, 2015 from Gaithersburg, Maryland USA

Post Sat Feb 27, 2021 8:39 am

Thanks very much for the kind words and support!

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