Birds And Buildings (USA) – “Multipurpose Trap”
All Over Everywhere is a musical collective from College Park, Maryland, USA, built around the songwriting of Trinna Kesner and Dan Britton (Deluge Grander, Birds And Buildings, Cerebus Effect). “Inner Firmaments Decay”, their first album, is a collection of eight symphonic progressive chamber folk songs in the vein of Espers, Grizzly Bear, or Magenta and "I Talk to the Wind"/"Book of Saturday"-style King Crimson, with the vocal talents of Megan Wheatley and ten supporting musicians from a wide range of backgrounds. Although not really a “rock” album, it features excellent vocals, fairly intricate arrangements, and lush atmospheres, and includes a 10-and-a-half-minute track called “Gratitude” that closes the album in a decidedly epic manner. “Inner Firmaments Decay" will be released on Agst 20, 2010.
On the other side of the Emkog musical universe, the second album by heavy symphonic jazz-rock group Birds And Buildings will be called “Multipurpose Trap” and should be released in January 2011. This is the follow-up to the acclaimed album “Bantam to Behemoth,” which created a lot of buzz in the prog community and is currently the #1-rated album of 2008 at Progarchives.com. The new album might lean a little closer to jazz than its predecessor, but it will still maintain the density and intensity of the debut, adding other elements such as free-improv, heavy funk, post-rock, acoustic techno, and proggy disco (or “prosco”).
Deluge Grander, recently featured in the documentary film "Romantic Warriors", is planning a three-tiered, seven-album cycle that will be released over the next ten years.
For those who aren’t familiar with these groups, there is a brand-new 78-minute sampler CD with music from the upcoming as-yet-unreleased albums, as well as music from previous albums by Deluge Grander, Birds And Buildings, and Cerebus Effect available at CD-Baby. It is full to the brim with the very best music from six albums, and at $7 costs about half as much as a regular CD.