Anthony Phillips on Anna Madsen's new album
The American singer counts among her musical influences the contemporary classical, the religious hymns, the world music and alternative Rock and Folk.
His new album, efflorescence, sees her exploring different styles, including indie pop, art rock, progressive rock and American folk.
The record was produced by Brian Coombes (former member of the progressive rock band Tristan Park) al Rocking Horse Studio of Pittsfield, USA, with further registrations in London.
Among the guests stand out, in fact Anthony Phillips and the former drummer GTR Jonathan Mover.
Here is a brief description of the tracks, with the contribution of the two musicians to their realization (from press sheet):
Among the songs most progressive, with a harmonic progression dark and with Jonathan Mover on drums.
"Gypsy pop" song about Platonic love.
Ethereal voice and great harmonies accompanied by the orchestra.
March of the Wounded
A powerful song pop-progressive.
Gloomy and sinister atmosphere, with Anthony Phillips on electric guitar and Jonathan Mover on drums.
Baroque pop with central opera section.
Popular gypsy fairy tale.
Atmospheric pop / rock with a dark text.
Another song progressive with mellotron, harpsichord and cello.
Pastoral, with 12 strings and bows, featuring Anthony Phillips.
Simple folk song.
Spiritual, featuring Anthony Phillips on guitar four.