Info about 'Out of the Ashes'
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"This is an excellent album and I highly recommend it. ...worthy for inclusion on my list of best of 2004 releases." (ProGGnosis.com)
Credits: Steve Unruh - Vocals, Acoustic, electric, classical, and electric classical guitars, electric bass (5-string), acoustic drumkit & misc. percussion, acoustic & electric violin, flute, and a little electronic percussion & synth. All pieces composed, recorded, mixed, & mastered by Steve.
The album is comprised of the 40-minute title suite plus 2 shorter tracks. The title suite is stylistically closest to progressive rock. I tried to tie things together with interwoven themes as much as possible. ('Return of the leitmotifs.') Lyrically, it's my reaction to the political greed and resurgence of perceived validity of violence in the new millenium. The three parts of the suite relate to three stages of my reaction to this scary new world: Isolation, Anger, and Resolve.