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Burnt Belief on the Frontline of Progressive Music

Burnt Belief – Emergent (Alchemy Records ALCD 1029/Hard World HWCD 012, 2016)

Burnt Belief is a remarkable transatlantic collaboration between British bassist Colin Edwin (Porcupine Tree/Metallic Taste of Blood/O.R.k etc) and American guitarist Jon Durant. Their new album is titled Emergent and features a mix of progressive rock, jazz-rock, world music tunes and beats, Berlin-style sequencers, and ambient electronic music and soundscapes.

It’s refreshing to listen to these forward-thinking musicians, who create beautiful music that’s on the cutting edge of progressive music.

The eight instrumental track range from meditative and melodic compositions to exotic melodies, mysterious atmospheres and rock-fueled pieces featuring captivating instrumental interplay and overdubs.

A third musician, drummer Vinny Sabatino, has been added to the band, providing creative beats as well as powerful drumming in some of the tracks.

The lineup includes Colin Edwin on bass and programming; Jon Durant on guitars and pianos; and Vinny Sabatino on drums and percussion.

The musicians collaborated for the first time when Edwin contributed bass to Durant’s 2011 album, Dance of the Shadow Planets. It was recorded at three studios, two in the United States and one in the U.K. Edwin and Durant exchanged digital files over the Internet. The duo’s first joint collaboration was the album Burnt Belief released in 2012. it was followed by Etymology in 2014.

Emergent is a totally satisfying progressive music album by two of the finest creative minds in the current scene.

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