Celestial O'euvre is a Progressive Rock band from NYC that combines classic & psychedelic rock sensibilities to their sound that gives a timeless feel to their music. The music compositions are a collaboration between Jose Damien and Joe Acaba. Joe does all the singing and has a very pleasant voice that doesnít take away from the music. The band was founded in 2004 by Joe and Jose, and their debut is titled Second Chances
Each time I listen to the album, I find myself thinking, wow these guys not only rock but they have everything I love about progressive rock with each of their songs. I donít have a favorite track as each one is fantastic in itís own right. I would strongly suggest to listen to this on headphones to hear all the nuances.
This is one of the independent releases that deserves to be made known in larger circles within the classic and progressive rock genres. Itís a perfect blend of complex and accessible compositions that will appeal to fans of Kansas, Ambrosia, Styx, Pink Floyd and countless others. The band never becomes a clone of these band which is a refreshing thing these days. I would put this band on the radar and recommend their debut without any doubt.
Reviewed by Ron Fuchs on March 14th, 2006