By: Rob Reed (5.1 FLAC)
Type: Digital Download
Sanctuary II (2016) is multi-instrumentalist, composer, and Magenta keyboardist Rob Reed’s follow-up to the acclaimed Sanctuary (2014) album. Heavily inspired by Mike Oldfield’s classic ‘70s material, Rob single-handedly composed, produced, and mixed the album. The dense, contrapuntal arrangements of Sanctuary II make it a perfect candidate for immersive audio, and Rob has delivered on that front with an incredible 5.1 surround mix.
- Part One
- Part Two
Rob Reed needs little introduction, a talented muscian/composer that has been creating delightful prog music since his early days with Cyan as well as the The Fyreworks, then forming the brilliant and still-strong Magenta as well as the Kompendium project featuring a busload of prog superstars (Genesis' Steve Hackett, King Crimson's Mel Collins, Porcupine Tree's Gavin Harrison, etc). A thorough multi-instrumentalist on both guitars, bass and a variety of keyboards, as well as adept on percussion when needed, Reed is also a producer of high repute and solo artist in his own right. Sanctuary is his first solo album and, inspired by Mike Oldfield's work on Tubular Bells, he plays each and every instrument with obvious glee and mastery.