Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Dance & Electronic, New Age, Pop, Rock
The brilliant progressive rock pioneers, Jade Warrior are renowned for their musical style. Distant Echoes features Tom Newman, who worked with Mike Oldfield on Tubular Bells 1 and 2, Jon Field (flutes, EWI, congas), Colin... more »
The brilliant progressive rock pioneers, Jade Warrior are renowned for their musical style. Distant Echoes features Tom Newman, who worked with Mike Oldfield on Tubular Bells 1 and 2, Jon Field (flutes, EWI, congas), Colin Henson (guitars) and Dave Sturt (Cipher on fretless bass). The theme of the album focuses on footprints made by 3 hominids, three and a half million years ago in the volcanic ash. Thoughts must go to who made these marks now turned to stone, and what their dreams and beliefs must have been. This recording will carefully take us through the mystery so these ancient people become distant echoes of ourselves. Distant Echoes was the band's most recent album from the 1990s which never got the distribution it deserved. Now, specially mastered for CD with brand new artwork, this is a truly atmospheric album, which will appeal to both Ambient and Progressive Rock fans alike.
Buy everything released by these guys.
robfox | 12/27/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I was turned onto Jade Warrior in the mid 70s with the first album, 'Released.' Subsequently I bought the next album 'Last Autumn's Dream' (where the lyrics in the above review come from). Both rock, but have a strong jazz influence. That is about as much as anybody can describe their style. Since then, I have bought every one of their albums, which are rare and often hard to find. Distant Echoes is more jazzy then the earlier releases, as is most of their music after the very early days. It reminds me of Horizon, which I have only seen once, on a used cassette, which of course I bought. I do agree with the other reviewer that it is also reminiscent of Voice of the Sun, but I find it much smoother. DE has many of the trademark JW sounds: Floating, ethereal, passages; Sharp crescendoes; Bitchin' grooves; An exotic feel; Outrageous guitar playing (although not by founding member David Duhig, R.I.P.); Lush texturing,; Multi-dimensional flut-playing; etc. Need more? Listen. Never the same, always good."
3 & 1/2 really
Carl Johnson | Detroit, MI United States | 01/25/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This is the second weakest link of all Jade Warrior albums ever released. True, it is well performed. however Jon must have had a contractual obligation to put this album out. Breathing The Storm is a superior post Tony Duhig release, both in writing and in arrangement. To be fair, this CD's flow on a happier note from track to track. The arranging is simular to something like The Way of the Sun, though the songs are less intense and fairly floaty. I think it would appeal to the new age crowd more so."