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Metamorphic: Coalescence

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Laura Cole, leader, pianist, arranger and songwriter of Metamorphic, dedicates Coalescence, the band's second album, to her great grandfathers Sidney Walker and Mervyn Clifford Cole. What would the two men, pictured in the album booklet's 1923 photo of the Irlam Co-operative Wholesale Orchestra, make of their great-granddaughter's approach to music? We'll never know, but the Orchestra's diverse musical line-up suggests that it might have fancied a chance at a few of these beautifully-crafted tunes. Metamorphic's core sextet remains from the first album, The Rock Between (F-IRE Records, 2011): good news, given the fine performances that characterized the debut. ...

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Metamorphic: The Rock Between

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Metamorphic is part of the F-IRE Collective, one of Britain's most innovative and exciting musical organization. Such an association immediately establishes the band as an ensemble of interest--and the music on its debut, The Rock Between, doesn't disappoint. Composer, arranger and keyboardist Laura Cole is Metamorphic's leader, and the member who has the most intense personal connection with the music. The Rock Between traces Cole's experience of repetitive strain injury, depression, recovery and motherhood. With inspiration coming from such a range of life-changing experiences, it's unsurprising that The Rock Between is not always a comfortable experience. But ...



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