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anarchic curves

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JC ESP Project possède les saveurs de Genesis et de Yes ainsi que la douceur d’un Tim Bowness. Un prog symphonique soyeux, reposant où les guitares restent en second plan derrières les claviers et la rythmique. Favorite track: Shoreless.
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Sunn Creative Love working with ESP - Tony Lowe & Peter Coyle are two amazing creative talents.
James Barry
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James Barry Another excellent album that builds nicely upon previous albums and in particular 22 layers. Delicately layered aural textures that provide a satisfying richness and depth. Accompanied by Peter Coyle's delicate and melodic delivery all goes to fashion an album that delivers on both melody and attack. This particularly so on Cogs and Entangled Stories, my favourites to date. An album that warrants repeated listening to reveal some of its finer and more subtle nuances. Favorite track: Cogs.
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johntomjoe What can i say , another brilliant composition of two amazing talents .
I love Invisible Ricochets,but that will probably change as I listen to each track a few times . Favorite track: Invisible Ricochets.
Mike Ashton
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Mike Ashton First listen this morning...I am hearing more goodness from this lot. Not sure what my favourite is yet, looking forward to finding out!
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1.
Luminous 06:22
still hear the voice of rael remember the lamb lies down the inspiration of wish you were here close to the edge nervous in my heart the sunsets loop unmade the neurosurgeon’s cutting out the heartbreak that helps us create all the art that’s never realised all the films that are never shown all the visions of making real life luminous undercover man you never sold out your soul lady supermarket and the moonshake of tangerine dreams soft machines in traffic king crimson all out in red the silent corner and the empty stage supper’s ready all the art that’s never realised all the films that are never shown all the visions of making real life luminous deep god just flies off failures on my watch the art’s switched off something feels scrambled sound waves are black paint the arthouse is closed pictures and heart waves shut down layers and slipstreams broken up fusion of checkmate played out the gates of delusion closing now closing now
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we are going too fast driving past everything out of sequence untitled rhythms of harm in klimt’s car all the songs we love unknown pleasures her username is anarchic curves but we don’t know where she is the password no one knows she’s always on her own starless changed everything they don’t want you to know home made models play their games dancing in a cage of nostalgia something flickers across jodie comer’s face unlocks her orange lava her username is anarchic curves but we don’t know where she is the password no one knows she’s always on her own starless changed everything and now they’re something else the starless play their song they’re going to change the world the newness will be gone still lives of john lennon meaningless meaningless a batik of the hourglass meaningless meaningless a boutique called progress all the music and art all the cinemas lost on the highway forget everything you loved useless junk the defunct god of inner meaning her username is anarchic curves but we don’t know where she is the password no one knows she’s always on her own starless changed everything and now they’re something else the password no one knows she’s always on her own starless changed everything and now they’re something else the starless play their song they’re going to change the world the newness will be gone still lives of John Lennon meaningless meaningless meaningless meaningless meaningless meaningless meaningless
3.
Cogs 06:47
cogs in the wheel mean nothing to me schizoid worms in the gallery toxic germs and emotional thieves if you’re not useful you’re no good to me your secret flowers mean nothing to me who cares about context i will trash your dreams useless deadbeats culture freaks you’ve lost the battle lost reality use the media we are shoreless imagination’s dead bleach out every single inspiration the purpose is to switch off who they are dress it up like it’s something from the heavens make them feel they’re individual industrialise the misery map out the spectres to destroy their dreams track down the freaks and their heresies make them bleed in their recipes use the media we are shoreless imagination’s dead bleach out every single inspiration the purpose is to switch off who they are dress it up like it’s something from the heavens make them feel they’re individual dangerous dangerous individuals dangerous dangerous individuals they will corrupt you they will debase you challenging the world questioning everything bleach out every single inspiration the purpose is to switch off who they are dress it up like it’s something from the heavens make them feel they’re individual
4.
the bands are on the run and there’s nothing that can save them now they’ve all been shocked and drugged all those memories lost their nightmare has begun all the loops of biased data runs cuts deep in the brain their programmed soul is tamed pillbox and lollipops the groupthink of always lost starstruck and starless drunken night skies in the propaganda afterglow the brain’s been washed clean of its dark lust dreams they love the lies they are happy in the system now realities are locked social media is god pillbox and lollipops the groupthink of always lost starstruck and starless (Chorus) hijacked and hypnotised the wonder that’s monetised the playlist of lemonade space without memories half floating confessions space without memories half floating confessions lost touch with reality lost touch talent for tyranny the backdrop unnoticed strange psychosis no sense of focus dead dark of lollipops all singing all dancing the doctrine protects them space without memories half floating confessions space without memories half floating confessions lost touch lost touch lost touch
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it’s van der graaf day today you’re running through a film without a plot cameras are everywhere to track you down the liminal space the airport lounge the hotel hallway in the dark at night journeys through all the quantum levels of doubt in between it all the destination unknown invisible connections invisible potentials invisible ricochets of lifting veils in between it all the destination unknown invisible connections invisible potentials invisible ricochets of lifting veils imaginary space forever changes imaginary space opens up the skies the world is bigger than us the nuance of feeling close to creating trust the sensual space forever changes the sensual space always new and fresh the world is bigger than us the nuance of feeling close to infinite touch infinite touch the world is bigger than us in between it all the destination unknown invisible connections invisible potentials invisible ricochets ricochets
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Shoreless 04:43
we’ve wiped their memories we’ve warped them we’ve stripped them of their culture we’ve cut their empathy we’ve cut up their imagination their ways of being we’ve taken everything we’ve ripped out we’ve ripped out the pulsing heartbeat we are shoreless we are lollipop we’ve ripped out the pulsing heartbeat we’ve ripped out the pulsing heartbeat these deviants of desire we’ve crushed them we’ve smashed up their burning buildings these rebel narcissists we’ve plagued them they’re washed up in strangeland we’ve taken everything we’ve ripped out we’ve ripped out the pulsing heartbeat we are shoreless we are lollipop we’ve ripped out the pulsing heartbeat we’ve ripped out the pulsing heartbeat we’ve cut their energy we’ve suppressed them we’ve burnt all their pictures these freaks that resonate these parasites they’re nothing nothing like us we’ve taken everything we’ve ripped out we’ve ripped out the pulsing heartbeat we are shoreless we are lollipop we’ve ripped out the pulsing heartbeat we’ve ripped out the pulsing heartbeat the pulsing heartbeat the pulsing heartbeat the pulsing heartbeat
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Moon Dust 05:51
you can moon dust matisse fellini hitchcock you can draw what you see but never erase the meaning in our dreams it’s in the dark grooves it’s in siberian khatru it’s in the dna art’s not going away electric guitar goo goo ga jub pulse cars it’s the unword art isn’t scared kubric’s on the make he’s hiding out in the metaverse burgess is homeless he’s living near the redgold river it’s in the dark grooves it’s in siberian khatru it’s in the dna art’s not going away electric guitar goo goo ga jub pulse car it’s the unword art isn’t scared picasso is poker faced breaking up vinyl toys virginia woolf is in the grey rain it’s saturday it’s in the dna art’s not going away it’s in the dark grooves it’s in siberian khatru it’s in the dna art’s not going away
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every single one of us is the dynamite of new shapes symmetries and shadow play there are no structures there are no chains double hunger doesn’t pay but it’s in our blood to create we are the wall of sound entangled stories entangled stories singing out every single one of us is a revolution in flames contact sheets from outer space the mental make up that stains we come from the faraway the complex fault lines we create we are the wall of sound entangled stories entangled stories singing out we are the wall of sound entangled stories entangled stories singing out every single one of us is the future abstract in the clouds synthesiser analogue the secrets in your hidden dreams brush strokes in your mother’s eyes surreal horses running wild we are the wall of sound entangled stories entangled stories singing out we are the wall of sound entangled stories entangled stories singing out we are the wall of sound entangled stories entangled stories singing out

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Tony Lowe's ESP Project release their sixth studio album, ‘anarchic curves’ on 29th April 2022. Featuring the musical compositions of Tony Lowe, the concept, poetic lyrics and vocals of Peter Coyle, this album is a mesmerising addition to a highly reviewed body of work. Tony and Peter take us yet again into a vivid and imaginative world with songs that move from melodic and symphonic to intense prog rock, creating an unforgettable offering to the ESP Project catalogue. The album features Tony Lowe on guitar-keyboards, Peter Coyle on vocals, Pete Clark on bass, Dave Etheridge on drums, and Peter Coyle & Cheryl Stringall on additional keyboards.

56 minutes of music. Video promo - youtu.be/hHxXj5QfLd4

ESP Project – Anarchic Curves
Many thanks to the DJs at 'La filiere progressive' in Quebec for including 'anarchic curves' in their top fifteen albums of 2022.

Thank you to Prog Critique for selecting 'anarchic curves' as one of their top 12 albums for 2022. progcritique.com/les-albums-du-mois/

Thank you to The Progressive Aspect and Rick Peuser for the inclusion of ‘anarchic curves’ in the ‘Some of the Best of 2022‘ list. - “Huge fan of Tony Lowe and his ESP Project. Love the vibe in all their music. Deep listening and wonderment. Another release that creates cinematic dreamscapes and a sense of timelessness. The music is dreamy and textured, and Peter Coyle’s vocals are perfect for it.”

From Prog censor – “All compositions and interpretations seem to be put at the service of the singer who unfolds his lyrics on round and soft melodies in a perfect symbiosis. Listen to “Moon Dust” and you will feel that little moment of grace and calm (unexplained with reason), like a fragrance of the past arising in connection with the bliss of the volutes of our youth. - A record for a quiet evening in front of a fireplace to dream, all lights out…”

"This release is delivered in the most tasteful manner, filled with spacious arrangements, dreamy vocals and textured instrumentation." - Rickalonius Monk - Background Magazine -https://www.backgroundmagazine.nl/CDreviews/EspProjectAnarchicCurves.html

From France - Big Bang Magazine - "... ESP Project puts Anarchic Curves once again in the spotlight and taste of the day an elegant and romantic symphonic prog ... Alain Succa - Full Review - cosmosmusic.fr/produit/big-bang-118-juillet-2022/

From France - "All in sound delicacy, Anarchic Curves is a captivating album from start to finish, musical charm in its purest form!" Full review at Prog Critque - progcritique.com/esp-project-anarchic-curves/

"It took me a while to find the word which remained at the periphery of my mind as I listened and re-listened to this album. Dignity.
Anarchic Curves is, in the end, a magnificent exaltation of the greatness of the human spirit." - Rob Fisher - The Progressive Aspect - theprogressiveaspect.net/blog/2022/04/29/esp-project-anarchic-curves/

"Fabulous, rich melodic texturing, soundscapes to savour and an atmosphere of exhilarating creativity." - Rob Fisher

“It’s a great album … the best so far” - Garry Foster - Prog Rock Files Show - WCR FM, Tune In Radio, Smart Speaker and online at wcrfm.com

"... glorious deeply layered music that is rapture to the ears ..." - Rick Peuser

"I am loving Anarchic Curves. This is one of the those fantastic albums that grows on you; it gets better and better with each listen. There are so many details and hidden treasures to discover, layer upon layer of melody, some that might pass you by on one listen and then you catch them on the next. It’s alive! And as always, the production is just out of this world; a joy to the ears. ESP does it again - Brian Tango (Gentle Knife)"

"The music is like a good chocolate Brownie, Rich, Layered and Smooth with a little bite that leaves you wanting more." - Joby Hook -Sounds From The Bunker Room - on Burgess Hill Radio - The Friday Rock Show

"Terrific album, beautifully played, sung and produced". - Bob Prigmore - Beat Route Radio www.beatrouteradio.co.uk

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Since 2016, the five ESP Project albums have received a combination of over 50 4-4.5/5-star reviews from the Music Press and several top 10 albums of the year awards. All albums are produced by Tony Lowe and released on the Sunn Creative label. 

BACKGROUND: Tony Lowe’s ESP Project began in 2015/16 with ‘Invisible Din’ featuring numerous guests, including Mark Brzezicki, David Cross, David Jackson and John Young; followed in 2018 by ’22 Layers of Sunlight’, with vocals and lyrics from ex-Lotus Eaters, Peter Coyle, and three other albums - ’three’, ’The Rising’ & 'phenomena' with lyrics/vocals by Damien Child. On ‘22 Layers of Sunlight’ with Peter’s unique lyrics and vocal style alongside Tony’s music, they created something strong and different with a new and unheard synthesis of music, words, and production and return to their creative collaboration on ‘anarchic curves’, a stunning, timely addition to the ESP musical catalogue.

Comments:

"Glorious. First listen to the new release from ESP. Fabulous, rich melodic texturing, soundscapes to savour and an atmosphere of exhilarating creativity. And what can you say about the artwork - stunning. Yet another remarkable evolution in the ESP Project's already highly impressive journey." - Rob Fisher

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BACKGROUND: Reviews for their previous ESP collaboration - ’22 Layers of Sunlight’

“…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 sunlightand be caressed by the sound.” – Steve Swift – Fireworks Issue 83

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

22 Layers of Sunlight “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.“ Full Review – PW – 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

“21st century progressive (in a good sense) a fresh glow and extraordinary, innovative melody sense stand out strikingly, this work is pushing to the highest masterpiece”. From Japan – Yoshiyuki Ooseki – Monthly Prog Notes

“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

“…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

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released April 29, 2022

Tony Lowe - guitar-keyboards, Peter Coyle - vocals, Pete Clark - bass, Dave Etheridge - drums. Additional keyboards Peter Coyle & Cheryl Stringall. Produced by Tony Lowe.

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'reverie' the 8th ESP studio album released 19/05/23 'innerlife' released 29/09/22
‘anarchic curves’ 29/04/22.
Tony Lowe’s ESP Project began in 2015 with ‘Invisible Din’ feat. well-known prog guests.
Followed by ’22 Layers of Sunlight’ in 2018 with Tony Lowe & Peter Coyle; ’phenomena’, ‘The Rising’ & ‘three'.
Over 60, 4-4.5 * music press reviews, top 10 Prog Rock and top 10 albums of the year.
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