A Kind of Alchemy
|A Kind of Alchemy|
|Studio album by byron|
|Released||23 October 2009|
|Recorded||Real Sound & Vision by Victor Panfilov|
|Genre||Progressive rock, art rock, neo-progressive rock|
|Producer||byron and A&A Records|
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. It contains two singles, "Diggin' a Hole" and "King Of Clowns".
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". One part of the album has an extra sensitivity, another part is more aggressive, with a clear rhythm section.
All songs written by Dan Byron except as indicated.
|1.||"The Night"||Dan Byron||5:34|
|3.||"Diggin' a Hole"||Dan Byron||3:02|
|5.||"A Little Bit Deranged"||Dan Byron||3:37|
|6.||"I Don't Want To Entertain You"||Dan Byron||3:48|
|7.||"A Poem Without an End"||Dan Byron||7:44|
|8.||"King Of Clowns"||Dan Byron||4:56|
|9.||"The Song That Never Was"||6fingers||3:23|
|11.||"Vitruvian Man"||Dan Byron||3:52|
|12.||"The Alchemist"||Dan Byron||4:09|
|13.||"Blinded By Sunshine"||Dan Byron||4:13|
|14.||"A Peaceful Mind"||Dan Byron||4:53|
- Dan Byron – vocals, acoustic guitar, flute, melodica
- Costin Oprea – electric guitar
- Cristi Mateşan – drums
- 6fingers – keyboards, backing vocals, rhodes, accordion
- Vladimir Săteanu - bass
- 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"