22 LAYERS OF SUNLIGHT - Album

by ESP Project (ESP 2.0 & ESP)

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Olivier SEGAS
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Olivier SEGAS J'ai découvert ce projet grâce au EP "Three", j'ai tellement aimé que j'ai acheté les autres disques existants dont ce second opus ! Superbe production due a Tony Lowe qui a joué avec pas mal de monde ! Apparemment, c'est un grand fan de prog rock sophistiqué. La musique est inscrite dans notre époque, mais on remarque parfois par-ci par-là des touches de prog des '70's de toute beauté. Mes titres favoris sont "Gunshot Lips", "Algorithm", "Butterfly suite", "22 Layers of sunlight'... Favorite track: gunshot lips.
Mike Ashton
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Mike Ashton Well crafted and well played. Good production, what's not to like?
Alison Fleming
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Alison Fleming This album makes me smile all the way through. Love the arrangement and how all elements - story, lyrics, music etc - juxtapose what is earthly ‘natural’ with unearthly ‘unnatural’ (and vice versa!) Terrifically accessible and infectious are the songs too (they re-run in your head)…and that they sit like in a string with both tender ethereal- interludes and powerful progressive rock, it’s an unendingly fresh experience, it’s timeless. Favorite track: god of denial - the code.
Andy Wyatt
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Andy Wyatt Great song with some awesome drums Favorite track: algorithm.
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    A glossy 4 pp Digi-pak - replicated CD with a 12 page lyric insert-shrinkwrapped. Artwork by Cheryl Stringall, Music by Tony Lowe & Lyrics by Peter Coyle, featuring Mark Brzezicki on drums. Mastered by Nick Watson at Fluid Mastering and Manufactured in the UK. *Do not order a digital album if you order this, as you will receive a free digital album with this order!

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1. god of denial / the code memory the deepest part of me the bare anatomy the magic alchemy that never dies that’s crystalised time just echoes the desires loneliness another part of this the metamorphosis there’s no way out of this are you surprised that it really hurts the universe was here first the god of denial riding high he’s the king of the world the atmosphere of fear the god of denial riding high he’s the king of the world the atmosphere of fear anecdote the stories never told data overload the maelstrom is sold and paralysed it’s modern life my Facebook page isn’t mine infinite the inner synthesis the never ending twists the paradox of throwing it away in disarray the tower of babel isn’t mine the god of denial riding high he’s the king of the world the atmosphere of fear the god of denial riding high he’s the king of the world the atmosphere of fear 1b. the code don’t be scared we’ll find a way we can break break the code unlock the code unlock the code as long as we hold the code don’t let go the memories will show you the love you found before memorise the code remember how it goes
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algorithm 04:06
2. the algorithm – lyrics by Peter Coyle the algorithm wants to wear you out the algorithm wants to break you down the algorithm doesn’t understand the algorithm wants to break you down wants to break you down doesn’t understand doesn’t understand real life cyborg real life cyborg 21st century, 1st century cyborg 21st century, 1st century cyborg going down the algorithm the world is changing the world is cyborg 21st century, 1st century cyborg 21st century, 1st century cyborg cyborg going down cyborg real life cyborg cyborg going down the algorithm deeper deep walk deeper the deep walk deeper the deep walk
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3. 22 layers of sunlight – lyrics by Peter Coyle the yellow bleached flowers are everywhere and i’m afraid of everything all my life is wasted at the edge of thoughts and feelings 22 layers of sunlight and your brain’s linked up to the world wide web just let your higher consciousness unfold and let the data flow how would i survive on my own without the connectome i can’t resist the mass hypnosis without anywhere to go 22 layers of sunlight and your brain’s linked up to the world wide web just let your higher consciousness unfold and let the data flow 22 layers of sunlight (and your brain’s linked up?) to the world wide web just let your higher consciousness unfold and let the data flow 22 layers of sunlight and your brain’s linked up to the world wide web just let your higher consciousness unfold and let the data flow 22 layers of sunlight and your brain’s linked up to the world wide web just let your higher consciousness unfold and let the data flow let the data flow let the data flow
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ride through reality – lyrics by Peter Coyle ride ride ride through reality
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5. smiling forever – lyrics by Peter Coyle that’s us in california the cortex slaves are dangling for you the dead forests the broken soil the twisted roots in the sky emotionally blind can’t can’t find the rhythm repeat above (I took out the duplicate phrase for spacing room on the booklet, will but repeat etc) that’s us in california full of smiles as long as we can keep the money for miles and miles the dead forests of sadness are hanging above us as our witness emotionally blind can’t can’t find the rhythm repeat above i’m living amongst them i’m sharing my pictures i’m living amongst them i’m smiling i’m smiling i’m smiling forever i’m living amongst them i’m sharing my pictures I’m smiling i’m smiling forever emotionally blind can’t can’t find the rhythm emotionally blind can’t can’t find the rhythm i’m living amongst them i’m sharing my pictures i’m living amongst them i’m smiling i’m smiling i’m smiling forever i’m living amongst them i’m sharing my pictures i’m smiling i’m smiling i’m smiling forever i’m living amongst them i’m sharing my pictures i’m smiling i’m smiling i’m smiling forever
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6. butterfly suite - lyrics by Peter Coyle just a blur on the horizon with all that has gone everything that we loved has been burnt we came here the light long ago in a search for another world don’t let go the stars are bleeding in the painting of my grief there is no way there is no way don’t let go in finding peace and find release don’t let go and find relief we are lost in a stranger’s world nothing is in this machine except the tag lines coming down the pipelines i can’t hide i’m in pain every single day there must be a way out butterflies have been weaponised white noise keeps us hypnotised we’re not giving up – the masterpiece of your mind we’re not going down – falling down every time we’re not giving up – the masterpiece of your mind we’re not going down – falling down every time still don’t know – we’re not giving up still don’t know – we’re not going down what to believe in still don’t know
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7. sensual earth – lyrics by Peter Coyle what would it be like? the world’s in a dark space delusions won’t die the cortex slaves mind control arranged some way we’ll escape this into the virtual world sensual earth inside your soul kiss me hold me one last time in our lives kiss me hold me somehow we’ll find each other i won’t give up i’ll search through the networks no doubt we’ll be in a strange place some way we’ll escape this into the virtual world sensual earth inside your soul kiss me hold me sunlight flows inside the core kiss me hold me spinning round and round and round in the vortex of our souls spinning round and round and round in the vortex of our souls
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gunshot lips 07:28
8. gunshot lips – lyrics by Peter Coyle dirty plastic noise on your gunshot lips staring at the rock face of relentless risk mining underneath the surface my needs are far from perfect you can see all the pain dripping out of me pure pure love love dirty plastic noise on your gunshot lips anything but real life on the cinema screen give me entropy make me feel the need pure pure love love pure pure love love you’re shaking like a leaf -dirty plastic noise in this complexity -on your gunshot lips dirty plastic noise pure pure love love dirty plastic noise abstract bliss dirty plastic noise abstract bliss on your gunshot lips abstract bliss noise noise noise abstract bliss dirty plastic noise on your gunshot lips dirty plastic noise on your gunshot on your gunshot lips pure pure love love
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9. the ballad of broken hearts – lyrics by Peter Coyle walking walking past kafka’s face on the wall overhead the vector’s hawks see it all you look up as you shape shift you’re leaving here you prayed in tokyo you forged papers in prague it’s the ballad of broken hearts satellites are talking to the trees everyday explain it cutting through we’ll find a way to break all the rules keeps raining everyday you look up as you shape shift you’re leaving here you prayed in tokyo you forged papers in prague it’s the ballad of broken hearts the thought of losing you right now i couldn’t take it the thought of you not being near would take away the colours my words my words are ghosts of hurt is this what it feels like? is this what it feels like? drowning is this what it feels like? is this what it feels like? every day – is this what it feels like? is this all? is this all i can hope for? is this all i can hope for?

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‘22 LAYERS OF SUNLIGHT’ – Album Line-Up features Tony Lowe (Cross & Fripp / Simon Townshend / Bram Stoker) Peter Coyle (ex-Lotus Eaters) and Mark Brzezicki (Procol Harum / The Cult / Phil Collins), along with Pete Clark and Richard Smith. Live band features Greg Pringle (Quadrophenia - UK Tour)

REVIEWS

“…between classic and contemporary, digital and analogue, musicality and ‘the grid’…the sun rises again on symphonic prog project – ESP 2.0.” PROG Issue 86

"This is an album that will reward your time with real richness. Listen to it in the summer sunlight and be caressed by the sound." - Fireworks Issue 83

“…expertly crafted with excellent writing and musicianship, impeccable production and once again, beautiful presentation.” Prog Blog

"...a fresh glow and extraordinary, innovative melody sense stand out strikingly, this work is pushing to the highest masterpiece". Yoshiyuki Ooseki - Monthly Prog Notes

“This is a very well-crafted set of songs, clearly put together with passion and care by the musicians involved and certainly recommended for all prog fans.“ Classic Rock Society

“This band creates the perfect soundscapes…another wonderful release from Tony Lowe and ESP. There’s not a track on 22 Layers Of Sunlight that did not sound perfect or had any missing notions.” Professor Mark – The Progressive Aspect

4/5**** "ESP 2.0 have done it again with another album full of intriguing and enjoyable music. ’22 Layers Of Sunlight’ will certainly propel them further into the upper echelons of progressive music." Jason Ritchie - Get Ready to Rock

"Having heard the whole album, I can only say, it's a cracker! I thought the first album was great, but this has surpassed that one, well done!" Campbell Stewart

“…it’s good to see Lowe and Coyle with their own agenda and what they do on their own terms…and on their own terms comes a grand concept…the album presents a lush listen…what stands out are the congenial and extended song arrangements…all controlled and contained in a warm and rich decoration.” POWERPLAY Issue 207

Coming after the successful debut of their first album ‘Invisible Din’, the 2016 release which earned over 14 top reviews by the music industry; this incarnation features Peter Coyle, formerly of The Lotus Eaters, joining forces with renowned composer/producer Tony Lowe to write these deeply evocative and stunningly original songs, merging passionate vocals and intricate soundscapes. Sometimes using complex rhythmic structures – supplied by ace session drummer Mark Brzezicki, overlaid with modern progressive rock elements and orchestral movements, the music creates an intense, dramatic but ultimately uplifting experience. 60+ minutes

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released April 20, 2018

Tony Lowe - music composition, production, guitars, keyboards: Peter Coyle - lyrics, vocals, vocal melodies: Mark Brzezicki - drums: Pete Clark - bass: Richard Smith - keyboards on smiling forever.

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ESP Project (ESP 2.0 & ESP) Wendover, UK

The mysterious phenomena - 14/08/20 follows The Rising and 'three' a 'stunning' 30 min EP.
ESP Project began in 2015 with ‘Invisible Din’ featuring well-know prog guests.
Followed by ’22 Layers of Sunlight’ in 2018, a collaboration between Tony Lowe & Peter Coyle. ESP albums have over 46, 4-4.5 * reviews by music press, voted into top 10 Prog Rock albums of the year and top 10 albums of 2018
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