Conscience : “In the Solace Of Harm’s Way” Digipack CD & Digital May 2020 Ellie Promotion / Season’s of Mist records. French Pop / Rock / Progressive.. band.
Third album from this unusual band, mixing many styles in a soft way. Hard to get in a box, many bands are using this name so by searching the internet you might not find them easily. A cover artwork sending your spirit into the unknown.
A classical instrumental song spread in four pieces in the album and complete at the end of the album. Setting the mood in a very peaceful way. Very soft songs to gain the attention from the listeners, musically playable on the radio and easy to conquer the masses.
While the album was released online on digital platforms in late 2019, the physical copy came out in those difficult days the world is living through this pandemic time. So you might have heard it or discovered the music before most people.
Taking all those great classical parts with very soft melodies and nice songs, they will gain a large public of people who like the mainstream music. Some instrumentals make you think of movie soundtracks, some songs are into the English pop sound. Some are more rock but still in a light side to enjoy them the fullest.
Check this version you will find at the end of the album :
One or two songs are kicking hard with pounding drums and keyboards, and few solos. Most of them are soft and might not please everyone. Very hard to pigeon all in one music style. Although some will set them into the Progressive field due to the keyboard and moment few song might give you.
The only strange thing on this album is the Techno song in the middle that breaks the beauty of the album. Apart from that you will jump from English Pop to French one, to rock songs. There is a song for everyone and that what makes the magic of internet , if I can say so, but mainly those days people tend to listen to only one song from a complete album due to the digital age.
Conscience found a way to hit many individuals with different background and unite them all in one place. The heart and beauty of music! Describing “In The Solace Of Harm’s Way” would need to take each song and dissect them to give you a complete vision but you might not want to read that.
I can only tell you this is a beautiful piece to please everyone, a way to fly away from reality and reach your inner self. Infuences ranging from Muse, Oasis, Obsidian 55, Beck, The beatles, Marron 5, Robin Williams, Rush, Queen, Dream Theatre, Michel Berger, Marc Lavoine… So many , you will find your own and just enjoy those peaceful songs.
Sixteen tracks with classical instrumentals parts to give you a vision, blending in Pop, Rock, Progressive songs and may help young people to discover music 98/100.