Some Bragging

“If you have not done so already, listen to the beautiful haunting melodies on Mark's page and you will see, he does not need a recommendation, the music speaks for itself. The guy is pure genius! His talent is unsurpassed! I am very pleased to have met Mark. I listen to his music often. Once you hear it, you will too.”

The Damien Project offers a wide array of musical textures & moods, creating an unmistakable ambiance & atmosphere. The music of the participants, like the Damien Project, is a story in itself. The bold dimensions of The Damien Project forge sound vistas that run a wide gamut of cross pollination & an innate sense of exploration. This gives the music an aura & intensity of dynamics that make it both refreshingly unique & appealingly attractive. Have a listen to the Damien Project & expand your sonic horizons out into space & time sublime.

"Awakening Sky" is lovely. The contrast between the 2 textures at the beginning provides an interesting discourse. When the ending becomes sweet with strings and piano and then dies away, one realizes that "Oh! The sky has awakened." A very successful piece within the "Film Music" genre.

“Through The Downs” has a great visual touch to its elements. Tasteful electric lead guitar parlays with a progressive rock ballad vibration ; Whereas in “So You Say” the contrasting style is that of acoustic guitar & a more reflective atmosphere. The female lead vocals in this tune are superb & fluid , replete with string synthesis accompaniment.

“Soul Of Arya” is a melancholy ethereal piece with a dreamscape quality that is enchanting. A cinematic arc shines forth in this wonderful song ; Segue to “Sunless Sky” & you have a fine rock/pop tune of mid tempo character again complimented with guitar splashes.

Vocalist Rachel Pardieck has a unique delivery & texture that is alluring & beguiling,  showcased in the two previously mentioned cuts.

Along with Mark Skipper-Guitars/Keyboards/Bass/Programming & Lana J. Albert- Keyboards/Sequencers/Programming , The Damien Project has a wealth of compositional zeal , production flourishes & chops.

“Dreams Of Liquid” is an eclectic bit of electronic trip hop ; Contrasting to “Your Hands In Mine” where we are witness to some orchestrated splendor & Flamenco nylon stringed acoustic guitar counterpoint melodies.

“Through The Eyes Of Never” shimmies onto a free form fusion state of nuance ; & within “Triponic Peace” the alternative post wave flow , shifts within an Avant-electronic pulsation of creativity.

“Eternity’s Edge” turns an orchestrated classical synthesis corner for The Damien Project. This work along with such cuts as “Serengeti Rain” showcase the Cinematic synthesis hybrid stylings that meld so nicely as to intertwine a listeners senses.

Lana J Albert’s “Silence” reveals a harder & progressive edged approach with a dollop of R&B undertow thrown into the mystical musical mixture; Segue to “No Great Fall” & the roller coaster takes a pleasant tangent to alternative power pop via Rachel Pardieck’s astute Vox .

The new age pop undertow of “Sanctuary” are finely complimented by vocalist Lisa Tunnah.

In “Battlefield” , we are again treated to the refined art of Lana J. Albert & the guitar virtuosity of Mark Skipper in this progressive rock foray. Along with tunes like “Angel’s Ways” , it’s easy to see why The Damien Project exudes craftsmanship along Prog-Rock intentions & serves as a fitting example of the aforementioned genre.

The bold dimensions of The Damien Project forge sound vistas that run a wide gamut of cross pollination & an innate sense of exploration. This gives the music an aura & intensity of dynamics that make it both refreshingly unique & appealingly attractive.