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"One of the most beautiful
prog albums I have ever
had the pleasure to listen to.
Nothing short of stunning.
***** 5 stars."

Kev Rowland
Progarchives contributor

 

"...guitar melodies that
would make any
Steve Howe fan smile...
a mighty fine solo album."

Peter Pardo
Sea of Tranquility

 

 

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"A masterpiece.
They don't make records
like this anymore"

Paul Rijkens
iopages.nl

 

"I thought the golden age
of progressive rock had
passed. I am hoping
this is the beginning
of its resurgence
and renaissance.
***** 5 stars, hands
down. Just buy it."

Amazon.com
customer review

 


 

The wait is over. Five years after the release of Moth Vellum's highly acclaimed debut, Johannes is unleashing a solo album of stunning beauty and complexity. "Tales From Sheepfather's Grove" is an epic work that is bound to take the prog community by storm.

Johannes replaced the drum kit with a vast array of hand percussion instruments, giving the album a very primeval feel. These tribal grooves represent the foundation for a dense, cinematic sound scape comprised of acoustic guitar, mandolin, ukulele, moog synth and lush vocal arrangements. The occasional electric guitar is the icing on the cake.

"Tales From Sheepfather's Grove" features elements of progressive rock, classical, ambient, world and folk, all combined into a unique sound. It will take listeners willing to immerse themselves on a dreamlike journey. The 8 songs are flowing into each other seamlessly, telling a story of finding higher power within ourselves.