Ode to Echo comes out in two days. I have yet to hear it, but I love everything Glass Hammer has done thus far. My words and thoughts regarding one of my favorite bands at Catholic World Report.
A scratchy LP, probably on a phonograph player from the 1930s or so, begins playing and a man clears his throat. Horns and woodwinds slowly swell and unveil, coming into tune in the background, finding a place in the rotating spheres.
Good evening, ladies and gentlemen. Welcome to this evening’s performance, Babb and Schendel’s musical extravaganza, Lex Rex, a tale of the ancient world. The conductor is ready. The actors and actresses are all assembled. So, without further ado, Lex Rex.
A gorgeous organ, something straight out of an early Genesis album, is followed by soaring Yes-like guitars. The two syncopate. Drums, voices, and bass join in. So, it begins, and the spheres rotate quickly now.
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