Galactic Anthems releases “Sinew and Lace,” a 18 track, 77 minute CD, with styles ranging from electro-orchestral to rhythmic electronic to ambient.
Tracks 1-8 are in the electro-orchestral area. With pounding percussion, majestic brass, and soaring strings, these tracks are definitely cinematic in nature.
Tracks 9-14 are rhythmic electronic with percolating percussion and a wide variety of electronic sounds.
Track 15, Brantridge Park, is a mellow and haunting track featuring a solo trumpet, strings and brass.
Tracks 16-17 delve into the realm of Dark Ambient, with minimal rhythm and a atonal landscape.
Track 18, “Eternity Suite” is a melding of three ambient tracks, “At the Gate,” Transcending,” and “Whispers of Eternity.” This track ends the CD on a positive note.
The Merkiaari Wars books by Mark E. Cooper are some excellent military sci-fi reading. My latest track “Heroes of Snakeholme” is inspired by these books.