This is the first new music released by Baliset since 2009's A Time For Rust.
It is a prelude to a longer concept album due out in 2014.
The three songs show Baliset’s growth and development as songwriters over the last few years. Opening track “Moon And River” is a dense rock song with distinct movements which calls to mind 70’s prog rock.
Countering the bombast of the opening track, “Ever A Relentless Tide” is a moody acoustic ballad which is built with subtle mellotron choirs, ambient drums, and Morricone-esque guitars.
Rounding out the EP is “Colour” which is a folk-influenced Zeppelin-like rocker set to a stomping drum beat with grooving bass lines, soaring vocals, and blistering guitar work.
Baliset will be donating $2 from each of the first 500 copies sold to Manes and Motions, a non-profit therapeutic riding center in Middletown, CT started by Jerri Massi, Greg's mother.
Manes and Motions is a program designed to help people of all ages from children with learning disabilities to war veterans suffering from PTSD. Please help us with our goal of donating $1000 to help the program grow.
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released November 11, 2013
Shannon Kelly - vocals
Greg Massi - guitar, keyboards, and vocals
Adam Letourneau - drums and percussion
Rob Macleod - bass
David Bodie - crotales and xylophone
Nick Hudson - vocals
Julie Massi - recorders
Terran Olson - Piano
Lloyd Martin, Dan Rivera, Adam Letourneau, John Curtis, Lauren Flaherty, Andy Jasinski, Jackie Jasinski, Shawn Sambol, Scott Green, Dana Chisholm, Rin Gristwood, and Lisa Goddard
All music and lyrics by Baliset
Produced by Greg Massi
Engineered and Mixed by Eric Arena at Zing Studios - Westfield, MA
Mastered by Maor Appelbaum at Maor Appelbaum Mastering - California - U.S.A
Artwork by Eliran Kantor
Photos by Courtney Lucas