Feb 16, 2016 Uncategorized
Many thanks to SAM LACEY for his great review of our latest album, BETWEEN THE TWO ETERNITIES! We are truly humbled by the response the album has received and especially appreciative to those like Sam who choose to take the time to share their thoughts by writing a review. To an Independent artist, nothing is more appreciated (after a CD or download purchase, of course…) than those who take the time to post a few words of praise, encouragement or constructive criticism. We’ve gone on record saying our fans are the best, and the number one reason we’ve continued to make music for almost two decades while other bands have come and go, so it is incredibly satisfying to hear back from them. Thank you again, Sam! We’re glad you liked it!
Rated 5 stars:
Sweeping, Majestic, And Ethereal
I have been a fan of instrumental guitar music for many years. The type of people that can listen to Frank Zappa’s “Shut Up And Play Yer Guitar”, or Jim Campilongo’s “Dream Dictionary” or the dreamy pyrotechnics of the Late, great Jimi Hendrix will absorb the exotic sounds of Anubis Spire like a thirsty sponge. Bill MacKechnie , can make a guitar speak to the listener through the sweeping, fluid leads he pulls out of the instrument, with tones that range from dense and fuzzy to shimmering notes with Crystalline cascading clarity. Ably backed by his fellow band mates Dave Sweet, Tim Costley, and Fred DeRuvo (Keyboards Bass And Drums, the music on this album is not so much an aural soundtrack as it is a mind movie. The tones and dense melodies AS weaves are hypnotic and tense one minute, and beautiful and relaxing the next. You may see, in your minds eye, sandstorms or Arctic winds, and the next, sunshine in a warm meadow. Great music is evocative, and appeals to more than sensory reception, it touches emotions and feelings. Truly Bill is one of the great contemporary guitarists today, stubbornly independent with a singular vision. Highly Recommended for those who love the road not just less traveled with a soaring spirit.
Extra special thanks going out to CAROL ANN for her great review on Amazon!
Rated 5 stars:
I am honored to be the first to give Anubis Spire’s latest ‘masterpiece’ a five star review. I just wish it could be more….I was excited to discover and add this to my collection of Anubis Spire works. A beautifully conceived and executed journey into a realm that only guitar virtuoso Bill MacKechnie could have possibly created. It seems as though he put a part of his soul into ‘Between the Two Eternities’ and the result is pure magic!