You may have already watched me open my brand new Sloan – Twice Removed deluxe box set. In that video, I mentioned a had a few parcels come in. Here’s two more that I am currently enjoying! Watch for LeBrain’s Reviews in the coming days and weeks on mikeladano.com.
THE DARKNESS – Hot Cakes (finally, the elusive version with the 4 bonus tracks!)
Hot Leg and the Stone Gods are no more. The original lineup is back, without missing a single beat! It’s 2003 all over again!
MARILLION – Sounds That Can’t Be Made (deluxe CD / DVD combo set)
It’s far too early for me to say anything about the music or the direction this time out. Early impressions: Epic like Marbles, catchier than Happiness Is The Road, with a nod and a wink to Radiat10n, but certainly nothing drastically different. The opening track “Gaza” is 17 minutes!
I love the cover art: the Arecibo message! I have been obsessed with the Arecibo message since first reading about it in a long-forgotten science fiction story when I was a kid. Wish I could remember the story. Regardless, the message is cool in its deceptive simplicity, and I love that Marillion used it for their cover. Printed faintly in behind is the binary version of the message.