Saturday, March 08, 2014

One Track Mind: Glass Hammer, "Crowbone" from Ode to Echo (2014)

Featured at Something Else -
"Glass Hammer returns never sounding so much like itself, even as the band boldly expands its vocabulary — musically and quite literally. “Crowbone,” for instance, includes an invigorating guest turn by violinist David Ragsdale of Kansas fame, even while it works as an introduction into the lyrical assists featured throughout by Robert Low, perhaps best known for his Oathsworn series.

And yet the epic, seven-minute track also heralds the homecoming-themed Ode to Echo, which features a return for previous members Carl Groves and Susie Bogdanowicz, but — significantly, for fans of their more recent projects — not the exit of Jon Davison, despite his heavy workload as the tandem frontman with Yes."

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