Pillion - Halcyon (2012)
Pillion’s "Halcyon" is an album that was shelved after it was recorded in 2006, taking another two years before it was remastered.
The concept album tells a story about the changes in life one has been forced to do, if you have no choice, confirming what Pillion was all about: a way of life, a message, a vision, being yourself and "freak out"."Halcyon" was actually composed for a stage play, based on the little Greek mythology story which can be read on the cd-cover.
Well, the six overall melodic tracks, made with a couple of musicians Walter was on tour with in 2006, more or less continue in the tradition of the Pillion style. I dare even say it turns the music of the "Enigmas"-release fully inside out. Due to the energetic guitar work by Peter Heijnen and the accompanying power drums and percussion by Herwig Duchateau, the outcome sounds more progressive and rock-influenced.
At times, the sequencing and used sounds realm in the aura of TD’s classic music. "Halcyon’s" at times cinematic, music offers lots of breaks, giving the impression there was a lot of improvisation going on during the recordings. This makes the 66- minute album versatile, but also needing various spins to fully grab it. CDBaby | Review
1. Out of the Ashes - 16:17
2. The Sparrows are Flying - 7:19
3. Halcyon's Day - 13:09
4. Buick 57-A - 10:08
5. Tabula Rasa - 15:26
6. A New Dawn - 3:45 ZS 256 | Drop 256