The Syn - Trustworks (cover image)
- May 5, 2016
-- A vinyl edition of The Syn's Trustworks album has been announced by Plane Groovy (planegroovy.com)
. There will be a limited number of copies available through Burning Shed which will be signed by the entire current lineup of The Syn. They will be pressing just 500 copies; a single heavyweight vinyl album with pic/lyric insert. The vinyl edition is tentatively expected in August, but that date is subject to change.
Formed in 1965, The Syn was a precursor of the band Yes, with that band's former bassist (the late great Chris Squire) as one of the founding members. At various times The Syn has also included Yes alums Peter Banks and Alan White in their lineup. Other acclaimed musicians like Francis Dunnery, Brett Kull and Tom Brislin are also Syn alum. The 2016 version of The Syn features band founder Steve Nardelli joined by renowned Swedish prog rockers Moon Safari.Trustworks
is a collaboration between Syn founder Steve Nardelli and the Swedish progressive rock band Moon Safari. Jonas Reingold of The Flower Kings produced the album. The CD version is available now at both brick and mortar stores and online music retailers in physical and digital formats.
A new review was published at Sea of Tranquility (seaoftranquility.org)
. In it Duncan Glenday says this, "Combining the depth of The Syn's rich history with the fresh Swedish approach yields a full sound that is at once approachable, and unconventional. It's unfair to pigeon-hole Trustworks
- but as a point of departure, imagine a vocal-rich third-wave / symphonic / neo blend. Nardelli's delivery of the meaningful lyrics is clean and easily understood."
He also said, "You might like this album on first spin. But you'll probably develop a deeper appreciation for it on each subsequent spin."
In another new review (at The Progressive Aspect -progressiveaspect.net)
, Jez Rowden says, "../overall a very nice album that starts well and improves in the second half, Steve Nardelli has made the right choice in working with Moon Safari who give Trustworks
their all. They have stuck with it through the many years where Nardelli was otherwise engaged and their contribution, together with that of Reingold, makes it shine and more than justifies the recording."
A reviewer going by the name "Time Lord" (at progarchy.com)
, the new album from The Syn, is magnificent. It's a very easy listen, but it hits all the right prog/rock pleasure points. It's so smooth, you could even use it as "starter prog" to get friends and loved ones hooked on the good stuff. It's very soothing, but yet full of subtle musical skills." The reviewer also said, "Do yourself a favor and get this album. It's worth the price of admission simply for 'Seventh Day of Seven' alone. But everything else is a bonus, and everybody will find a fave bonus track to dig."
In addition to those reviews, Trustworks
is a featured album at www.progressiveears.org. It has been reviewed at Wormwood Chronicles (wormwoodchronicles.net)
, The Progmeister (theprogmeister.com)
, Music Street Journal (musicstreetjournal.com)
and more. Features have appeared at mwe3.com and progarchy.com. The album has been generating airplay on both terrestrial and internet radio and Steve Nardelli has done on-air interviews, too. A new video for the song "The Wheel" was created by prog royalty "Her Majesty at the gate." Featuring the lyrics and cats (it's the Internet, it has to have cats, right), the video takes a lighthearted approach to prog and lives at youtube.com/
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