Anhedonia

by Elegant Simplicity

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Released in 2004, after a two year wait - the longest gap between ES albums ever! As you can guess by the song titles, this is another conceptual piece.

Musically, the album is very dark, brooding and littered with mellotrons. This is our most orchestral sounding release, too, with several thematically linked pieces tying up the loose ends in the narrative. Lashings of guitar and moog solos, and a fantastic sound quality make this one album you simply have to hear to believe.

'Lost' is the major epic on the album and it swings from gentle piano and oboe passages to orchestral themes and sounds. The final section brings in the full band as it veers from jazz to epic progressive rock, culminating in a fantastic synth coda and guitar wig out!

The other major highlight is the final track 'It Will Always Be You'. Featuring a killer melody, harpsichord and the longest ES guitar solo on record for the finale and you have something very special indeed.

credits

released December 20, 2004

Steven McCabe: Guitars, Bass, Flute, Keyboards, Samples, Programming and anything else that came to hand!
Christopher Knight: Drums

All songs composed, arranged, produced and engineered by Steven McCabe

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Elegant Simplicity

Underground / Melodic / Progressive Rock Band from the UK.

Formed in 1992 by guitarist/composer Steven McCabe, the band has released 20+ albums of original material and gained itself a worldwide cult following.

The current album ALL LIFE IS ONE is OUT NOW!

"Be yourself, everyone else is taken"
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