Anda Al Sinaia | Songs of Innocence and Experience

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Songs of Innocence and Experience

by Anda Al Sinaia

Symphonic prog, original music for William Blake's poems. Rich melodies, full orchestration, diverse rythms and moods...minimalist
Genre: Rock: Progressive Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Introduction to innocence
2:38 $0.99
2. The Shepherd
1:46 $0.99
3. The echoing green
1:55 $0.99
4. The little black boy
3:11 $0.99
5. The little boy lost and found
1:56 $0.99
6. A divine image
0:15 $0.99
7. Night
5:04 $0.99
8. Spring
3:06 $0.99
9. Infant Joy
1:36 $0.99
10. A dream
2:39 $0.99
11. Introduction to experience
2:32 $0.99
12. The clod and the pebble
2:14 $0.99
13. The garden of love
2:29 $0.99
14. Little boy lost
3:26 $0.99
15. A little girl lost
2:29 $0.99
16. The voice from the ancient bard
3:28 $0.99
17. Divine image
2:07 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
Anda Al Sinaia's music has been described by respected listeners as: "- Uncommon achievement, a linkage of easy-listening with complex-rich music...-", "- catchs your attention in three steps...enjoy nice sounds and get happy, listen deeper and get a headache, and finally listen the record several times and become a big fan...", " - I enjoyed it as background music while driving...but after many miles I started recognizing patterns and passages within songs and among songs, now I have it in my studio...", " - you can fire the vocalist...its thanks to the rest this album is one of my favorites"

Can be regarded as Progressive Rock...The sound is mostly based on electronics and the basic Rock group configuration, but permanently including traditional instruments such as violin, grand piano and flute. Camel, Gentle Giant, Genesis, Flairk, Alan Parson's Project, Pink Floyd, and touches of classic music have inspired but should get no blame.


When Anda Al Sinaia met William Blake (1757- 1827) Poetry, an immediate marriage was established between the perception from his poems and the own need for expression. Because Anda Al Sinaia is mostly a musical project, adopting such wonderful poetry for lyrics became natural. Songs of innocence and experience is the name of an illustrated compilation book by William Blake showing..."Two Contrary States of the Human Soul...complementary but also conflicting states of the human soul...neither is better than the other, and both are necessary to the other...". For this album, Anda Al Sinaia faced two painful tasks, one when choosing a few poems out of a large collection of masterpieces, and the second when trying to express them trough, reader and listener, will probably (and hopefully) judge this attempt, but please consider interpreting Blake will never be an easy task, but a rich, transforming, individual journey.


During the Spanish Civil War of 1936-1939, the Mexican Government headed by Gral. Lázaro Cárdenas (1934-1940), supported the Republican Regime through asylum. Salvador and Josefina, separated by a concentration field fence in France, exchanged tired looks ...instead of love words, she dedicated her breath to yell him "anda al Sinaia! (-go to the Sinaia-)"... in the spring of 1939 they, along with other 1597 passengers, boarded the first boat loaded with refugees and set sail to Veracruz. The Sinaia transported also their pain, defeat, and a heavy load of bitter experiences.


Three projects are in the Anda Al Sinaia's agenda for the next months, a second album called "Tiempo muerto" in a musical mood similar to the "Songs of...", but including more classic instruments, and this time based on a series of Spanish written poems by different authors, all of them about dead (the tragedy, the joy, the fear, the rest). Release is expected by mid 2005. The second project is a collection of musical (instrumental) passages inspired on the nature and people from the Gulf of California (probably called "Music from the Sea of Cortes". Release is expected by the first half of 2006. The third project is an audiovisual (DVD) experiment to combine the music from the three albums ("Songs of...", "Tiempo Muerto" and "Music from the Sea of Cortes") with artistic photographs, short scenes, and digital effects. Besides these projects, Anda Al Sinaia is open to all new ideas, collaborations, and explorations that might lead to improve its music and expression capabilities.



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Gillian Raker

great musical texture and mood!
This complex, often psychedelic music works very well because Anda Al Sinaia doesn't rush anything; the songs are mainly slow to mid-tempo, with attention paid throughout to musical texture and mood.