It was a little over 4 years ago when Aaron English released his debut, 'All the Waters of This World' and I wondered if I’d ever hear his music again. Out of the blue I was contacted by Aaron about his new release, 'The Marriage of the Sun and the Moon'. I was quite please to hear from him and I looked forward to hearing his new music.
Just as I stated in my review of his debut, I can hear Aaron's vocals as a little bit of Peter Gabriel and Sting Instead of sounding like these artists, Aaron approaches music in the same fashion. To me this is a rarity mainly because most newer artists tend to imitate rather create something in a similar vein,
As much as I enjoyed his debut, I find The Marriage of the Sun and the Moon to be a better overall album. It’s not saying the debut is bad, just that this album is an evolution of an artist that borders somewhere between the progressive rock and pop genres.
My favorite songs on this album are the self titled opener, "Lovers In The Red Sky" and "Brittle". To me those are the stand out tracks and could, in a perfect world, be hit singles. The entire album is solid and very important to me musically as it deserves to be noticed and praised within the progressive music community. Hey it‘s more on the pop side of the spectrum but it‘s still very important to fans of forward thinking music.
I just hope that we don't have to wait another 4+ years for more music from this fantastic artist named Aaron English. I would recommend this to fans of the song based progressive rock as well those only exposed to mainstream music that desire something more.
Reviewed by Ron Fuchs on April 8th, 2007