Sunday, August 26, 2012

Magenta's Rob Reed Reveals New Project

After three years of hard work, Kompendium, a side project of Magenta’s Rob Reed, will release their debut album, "Beneath The Waves," on September 24th.

“It’s ridiculous, but it has taken three years to get things finished. The project has been massive, the idea being to emulate what people like Mike Oldfield, Peter Gabriel and Kate Bush used to do.
 “This is classic prog with Celtic influences. It’s a concept album, and hopefully will appeal to those who enjoy War Of The Worlds, Dark Side Of The Moon and Tubular Bells.”

Featuring a veritable who’s who from the progressive world icluding Steve Balsamo – vocals, Steve Hackett – nylon guitar, Gavin Harrison (Porcupine Tree) – drums, Nick Beggs (Steve Hackett Band) – stick bass, Troy Donockley (Nightwish) – Uilleann Pipes, whistles, Nick Barrett (Pendragon) – guitar, Neil Taylor (Tears For Fears) – guitar, Jakko Jackzyk (20th Century Skitzoid Band) – guitar, Francis Dunnery – guitar, John Mitchell (It Bites, Arena etc.) – guitar, Mel Collins (King Crimson, Camel) – saxophone, BJ Cole (Elton John, David Gilmour) – pedal steel guitar, Chris Fry (Magenta) – guitar and Christina Booth (Magenta) – backing vocals.

"Beneath The Waves" will be released on 24th September and will be available in various formats including a vinyl version complete with gatefold sleeve cover.

Pre-ordering information will be announced shortly. In the meantime, listen to this promo video:

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