Kompendium is a conceptual side-project from Magenta keyboardist & composer Rob Reed and Welsh singer Steve Balsamo, best known for his turn in a production of Jesus Christ Superstar.
Beneath The Waves (2013) is inspired by the true story of an Irish sailor who survived a terrible shipwreck, but tragically lost his wife and infant daughter in the accident. The tale unfolds in musical form as he seeks salvation on the high seas. Reed’s incredible 5.1 mix takes the cinematic nature of the project even further, providing a must-have aural experience for immersive fans.
Recorded at Peter Gabriel’s famous Real World Studios, the album features an incredible cast of guest players from the progressive-rock scene, including but not limited to: Steve Hackett (Genesis), Gavin Harrison (Porcupine Tree, The Pineapple Thief), Nick Beggs (Steven Wilson), Jakko M. Jakszyk (King Crimson), Mel Collins (King Crimson, Foreigner) and BJ Cole (David Gilmour).