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The Australian band Eden, with the release of "East Of The Stars", celebrate the 30th anniversary of the band’s first release "The Light Between Worlds". This album contains all new recordings of Eden material - classic and rare material from Eden's legacy and new tracks written and recorded in the past year. The band is also getting ready for their forthcoming European Tour with dates in the Netherlands, Germany and Greece already confirmed.

The album begins with the instrumental "Choral Matins". A fine example of Eden’s ethereal sound with lush guitars. While on "Searching for Angel's Hands" that follows, a song that was originally released as a single back in 1990, we have Sean Bowley’s characteristic imposing vocal. The second new composition we find is "Guardian". A great song with nice moody guitars melodies. Next, we have the impressive "Rain Washed" from the "Gateway To The Mysteries" debut album. The title track that follows "East Of The Stars" is the third new song here. We find here also a new take of the "All the Time In The World", a slower dreamy track that is found on their 2017 album "The Edge Of Winter". The wonderful "Hymns And Mist" from 1994’s "Earthbound" follows, filled with layers of majestic melodies. Last track is the more eastern influenced "Stone Cat" from the EP of the same name released in 1996.

As ever the bands sonic pallet ranges from coldwave, darkwave, dream pop, gothic, post-punk and shoegaze. With this release they surely combine these elements majestically, making it also a great introduction to people who are not yet familiar with their work. The personnel on this release are Sean Bowley (vocal, electric guitars) and Anthony Cornish (guitar, keyboards, drum machine). It was recorded in Fryerstown and Toyland Studios, engineered and mixed by Anthony Cornish at Horizon Sound Studios and mastered by Adam Calaitzis at Toyland Studios in Melbourne Australia. The album is pressed on 180gm coloured vinyl in two versions - a superb maroon and a green with smoke effect. The release is scheduled for release on the 11th of April 2020 and is strictly limited to 150 copies. The pre orders have begun.


Review by Nick Drivas.

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