A Kind of Alchemy

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A Kind of Alchemy
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Studio album by byron
Released 23 October 2009 (2009-10-23)
Recorded Real Sound & Vision by Victor Panfilov
Genre Progressive rock, art rock, neo-progressive rock
Length 63:10
Label A&A Records
Producer byron and A&A Records
byron chronology
Forbidden Drama
A Kind of Alchemy

A Kind of Alchemy is the second studio album from the alternative/progressive rock band byron. Released on 23 October 2009 at The Silver Church Club in Bucharest.[1] It contains two singles, "Diggin' a Hole" and "King Of Clowns".[2]


A Kind Of Alchemy contains blues, progressive and funk influences. Dan Byron said that "the mood is nocturnal, rather intimate, sometimes playful or even exuberant", and the album as a whole deals with the "process of creation, ranging from madness to zen".[3] One part of the album has an extra sensitivity, another part is more aggressive, with a clear rhythm section.[4]

Track listing[edit]

Original release
All songs written by Dan Byron except as indicated.
1."The Night"Dan Byron5:34
2."Zeitgeist"Dan Byron4:38
3."Diggin' a Hole"Dan Byron3:02
4."War"Dan Byron5:10
5."A Little Bit Deranged"Dan Byron3:37
6."I Don't Want To Entertain You"Dan Byron3:48
7."A Poem Without an End"Dan Byron7:44
8."King Of Clowns"Dan Byron4:56
9."The Song That Never Was"6fingers3:23
10."Sirens"Dan Byron3:51
11."Vitruvian Man"Dan Byron3:52
12."The Alchemist"Dan Byron4:09
13."Blinded By Sunshine"Dan Byron4:13
14."A Peaceful Mind"Dan Byron4:53
Total length:63:10


Additional musicians
  • René Popescu - violin
  • Ana Ghiţă - violin
  • Alexandra Toader - viola
  • Alexandru Gorneanu - cello
  • Petre Ionuţescu - trumpet
  • Jane D. - backing vocals on "A Little Bit Deranged"
  • Lu Cozma - backing vocals on "War"
  • Produced by byron and A&A Records
  • Mixed and mastered by Victor Panfilov at Real Sound & Vision


  1. ^ "byron - lansare "A Kind Of Alchemy"". Archived from the original on 2010-02-05.
  2. ^ "Videoclipul piesei "King of Clowns" pe 10 septembrie la Fabrica".
  3. ^ "A Kind of Alchemy by byron".
  4. ^ "A Kind Of Alchemy - recenzie bestmusic.ro".