THE EDEN HOUSE
Bad Men (Single)
The Eden House is an all-star goth/progressive rock coalition formed around the bassist Tony Pettit (Fields of the Nephilim), the guitarist Stephen Carey (Adoration) and the sound engineer Andy Jackson (Pink Floyd), along with the drummer Simon Rippin and the violinist Bob Loveday. They are the main core members in this collaborative project, which sound is enriched with the guest artists' unique talent. Thus, both "Bad Men" (OnTheirWayToDoBadThings) single and band's second coming album, "Half Life" (which will be released in May), feature seven female singers, including Monica Richards (Faith & The Muse), Jordan Reyne, Amandine Ferrari, Laura Bennett and Lee Douglas (Anathema). The reknowned guitarists Phil Manzanera (Roxy Music) and Simon Hinkler (The Mission UK) complete this dream ensemble.
The Eden House has returned in March with a new feast of immersive and ethereal rock dreamscapes. The new CD-single, "Bad Men (OnTheirWayToDoBadThings)", blends together a plenty of instrumental layers meticulously crafted. The haunting female vocals, the downtempo electronic sounds and the memorable guitars & bass lines, provide a thrilling vibe to both tracks.
Monica's intriguing and magic vocals flood entirely the title song. Her voice unfolds into heavenly choruses and mysterious whispers, fitting the stringth melodies (featuring the unmistakable Hinckler's hallmark in the guitar lines), while bass and drums set a firmly grooving pace. B-side track, "Survival Instinct", is less rock driven than the previous one. Amandine's charming voice shines above a pshychedelic environment build up on haunting synths and experimental electro sounds. The placid (also mournful) ambient keeps evolving progressively as the track moves forward, turning into a slightly dramatic atmosphere when the gloomy guitars make their appearence near the end.
The Eden House's black floyd is hypnotic, even mesmerizing. "Bad Men" will get you hooked (on their way to do great things).
Review by Billyphobia