Mars Red Sky Apex III: Praise For The Burning Soul on Limited Edition LP
Mars Red Sky's brand new album Apex III: Praise for the Burning Soul pushes boundaries further into a colossal heavy sound. Produced by Gabriel Zander (from Brasil who also engineered Stranded in Arcadia) and Jacob Dennis in Studio Cryogene in Bègles, France, the band has forged grandiose and hypnotizing thickly produced songs here rooted through a wider range of musical influences stretching from Robert Wyatt, The Beatles, Nick Drake and Neil Young to bands like Electric Wizard, Acid King and obviously Black Sabbath. The recording sessions were heavily permeated by the Jon Conelly thriller The Burning Soul and Claire North's The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August and the album's lyrical content deals with various themes. Opener "The Whinery" depicts the cynicism of the manipulating Kings and Queens in this absurd and chaotic world while the title track tells about the band departing the planet to other galaxies on board their sapphire vessel, leaving the world in dismay while fighting against their own inner demons.