Infinite Shade of Gray
In 2002, noise626 release the critically acclaimed debut album, The Art of Falling Forward. And somewhere, a firm knock was heard on a door. In 2004. noise626 came back with another offering of musical oddness called A Thin Cold Line. And again, somewhere, a door was pushed ajar. Now, in 2006, noise626 has released a new album entitled An Infinite Shade of Gray. And the door has been torn off it's hinges..... The new album is a masterwork of ambient electronic progressive rock that is sure to entice you into a world of hope, despair, love, hate, redemption and madness. Ant Graham, the creative force behind noise626, has spent the last two years constructing these compositions, and we can honestly say that this is the best work he has done to date. Noise626 was formed from the ashes of the Noise Inc midi project, which initially was a collection of computer music compositions that were in desperate need of fleshing out. And in between his stints as guitarist and sometime vocalist of the brilliant avant band Christus and the Cosmonaughts, he continues to strive to perfect his very unique blend of electronic and progressive rock music. An Infinite Shade of Gray is the culmination of many sleepless nights, many long, hard days and lots of soul searching. The music is as varied as life can be; from the gentle acoustic stirrings of "Tsisdu" to the percussion driven wonderment of "Ripping" to the epic 16 minute title track that brings to mind Pink Floyd, David Bowie, and Peter Gabriel, but definitely has a freshness and feel all it's own. Also featured on this album are some of the most talented vocalists you have ever heard. Sara Curtis, Meggidah Goldston, Karen Sucharski, and Clarsa McElhaney (courtesy of Martin Records) were all an invaluable addition to this project, and you should listen to them as they will blow your mind. So hit that buy button, tune in and drift away....