"Prog - where different genres of music come to play..."
- Fearful Symmetry -
Thanks to all the bands and musicians that we have enjoyed, and that have influenced us over the years - including some new friends: Pink Floyd, Genesis, Yes, King Crimson, Camel, Steve Hillage, Steely Dan, Return To Forever, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Van der Graaf Generator, Dream Theater, Project RnL, Yossi Sassi, Ray Livnat (Project RnL, Anakdota, Hellscore + more), Sharon Petrover (Project RnL & more), Ben Azar (Steroid Puppets, Yossi Sassi & the Oriental Rock orchestra), Daniel Weiss (Square To Check)… and so many more.
Thanks also to Yonatan Kossov (Bardo Studios, Jaffa) for his expertise and assistance in recording Ray’s vocals and Sharon’s drumming, as well as his invaluable advice on mixing, and his mastering of the 'Louder Than Words' album.
Thanks to Arbel Berman for adding the professional touch to the 'Louder Than Words' album design.
Thanks to our family and friends who have had to put up with this for the past few years since conception.
Jeremy and Suzi
'Louder Than Words' is dedicated to Barbara and Alan Shotts – proof absolute that Love and Joy may be born out of the Marriage of Contraries.
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Origin: London, UK
Genres: Prog/Crossover Music (rock, jazz, symphonic, pastoral)
Years Active: 2018- Present
We're Classic Rock and Prog Music fans (among other styles) going way back, who wanted to create something new from all the music we've listened to.
Out of discussions we had about the music we love, came the idea of creating a 'classic' progressive music album of our own. It would incorporate all the elements we enjoyed, and a suitable 'concept'. The life and works of William Blake is the inspiration, and the result was the album 'Louder Than Words'.
It's an affectionate homage to classic prog: new compositions, that crosses different sub-genres, but aims to convey a familiar and beloved sound and feel.
‘Fearful Symmetry’ is not so much a band, more an aesthetic - a set of principles defining our approach to this music - not constrained by genre, but seeking to capture and blend a mix of styles.
How we arrived at this concept wasn’t born out of pre-conceived notions. It evolved from conversations between two cousins, both with a love for music - listening and playing.
Suzi: “We wanted to create something from past - and some current - influences that would be new but would feel familiar. We think it ticks all the boxes: gongs; animals; esoteric lyrics; time signature changes; bombast; self-indulgence even; a sense of humour; a hidden joke; a concept album. But which concept?“
Jeremy: “When Suzi came up with the exciting idea of creating a Prog Tribute album, the only kind of album it could be was a concept album. I knew at once that William Blake – poet, artist, visionary, and spiritual revolutionary – was the only possible choice for our subject matter.“
And so, the idea for the first album grew. ‘Louder Than Words’ features eight tracks: seven with vocal elements and one instrumental. We have been lucky to have some wonderful guest musicians agree to be a part of this project, which we hope will give listeners some fun and even a little joy.
The standout revelation has been Yael Shotts - her voice becoming integral to the band and its music, her interpretations articulating resoundingly the emotive force of the songs.
Over the years, we have played in many bands semi-professionally, and our skills include guitars, bass, keyboards, and anything else within reach.
We use Logic Pro X studio software, with orchestral plug-ins, and others for keyboards.
The drummer is real!
Note - we are a studio-based project, with no plans for gigging in the foreseeable future - not that the pandemic gave anyone any choice!
Two years since the launch of LTW in June 2019, we now add our thanks to all the new friends, supporters, radio hosts, and reviewers who have tirelessly encouraged and promoted us since the first album release.
Without you, we would be saying, 'well that was fun!', and getting on with other 'stuff' : )
Instead, a second album is in production. See what you've done?!