Lord of Hounds

by Ephemeral Sun

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moonJester Wow! Fantastic instrumental horror prog strongly inspired by bands like Goblin and Morte Macabre. The album is very melodic with a creepy and cinematic atmosphere. Favorite track: Lord of Hounds.
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Eric Marvin Driving, dark prog dripping with thick keys, evil atmosphere, and eerie themes. I love the mix of traditional symphonic prog motifs, with touches of Ars Nova/Gerard like wall of synths, interspersed with fusion-y guitar. Reference points abound as the songs move from heavy handed, ominous movements to light as a feather "post" prog.
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Happiness is *so* 2016.

The Lord of Hounds is making itself known. The aural embodiment of all those things, both tangible and otherwise, that press down upon us in life. The sum total, unavoidable and inevitable, waiting to tuck you in at bedtime and to greet you at sunrise.

Ephemeral Sun’s new album is a caricature of this stress in five dimensions. From the "disagree to disagree" pushback of Discordance through the title track's bipolar disorder and all points between, the music seeks to describe that particular familiar sense of unease.

Musically, the past remains present: complex, atmospheric and symphonic textures across the board. As with Harvest Aorta the primary ingredient is rock, blended into metal, jazz, ambient, electronica, and more with reckless abandon. More than a decade on, a shared language has emerged within the band that infuses the songs with a distinct signature. But the glasses are of a slightly darker tint this time around: more moments are laced with overdrive and crunch. Anxiety and melancholy runs throughout. A few hardcore fans might even pick up a hint of Broken Door's slightly gothic attitude. Your lover has rediscovered heavy black eyeliner, and dusted off the old Cure vinyl for one more trip down memory lane.

With the release of Lord of Hounds, Ephemeral Sun encourages the walls to close in on all sides.


released June 16, 2017

Written, recorded, engineered, and produced by Ephemeral Sun. Mastered by James Plotkin @ Plotkinworks



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Ephemeral Sun Virginia

Ephemeral Sun is a heavy instrumental symphonic rock band known for their dark and complex compositions. Appealing to a wide range of musical tastes, their albums rival the heaviness of metal bands, the cinematic experience of soundscape artists, and the complex arrangements and lush tones of jazz and avant-garde music. ... more

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