ScapeLand Wish | The Ghost of Autumn

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The Ghost of Autumn

by ScapeLand Wish

Pop oriented Progressive Rock. Symphonic sound with lush layers of guitars and textural keyboards and longer arrangements. Melodic vocals with huge harmonies. If you like album oriented rock or FM rock side of Progressive this is the CD for you.
Genre: Rock: Progressive Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Misty's Cage
9:15 $0.99
2. The Highway
5:40 $0.99
3. Reflection
5:52 $0.99
4. Fever Dream
7:01 $0.99
5. Ostrich Alternative
5:04 $0.99
6. The Ghost of Autumn
7:40 $0.99
7. Inner Space
7:24 $0.99
8. Nemo
4:49 $0.99
9. The Willow Song
7:57 $0.99
10. Fading Light
9:30 $0.99
11. Autumn
2:51 $0.99
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Album Notes
ScapeLand Wish is a three-piece powerhouse trio from the state of Connecticut, USA. Comprised of Joshua Ramirez (Lead Vocals, Percussion), Mike Stiskal (Bass, Keyboards, and Backing Vocals), and Kevin Forsberg (Guitars), this clever band has created some of the most inventive rock music since bands such as Yes, Rush, Emerson, Lake, and Palmer, to name a few, were in their prime. ScapeLand Wish have successfully combined the Progressive Rock eloquence with the Adult-Oriented Rock format to create music that has been hailed as "Brilliant" and "Superb" by their musical peers.
"The Ghost of Autumn" Their second album is the culmination of the writing, recording and performing of the last two years. It's a song oriented CD, meaning the song arrangements are more important than any individual instrument or part. This creates an album that appeals to the progressive rock fan as well as the more pop influenced fan. If you like 70's near progressive bands such as Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Styx, Ambrosia, Queen ect. this CD is right up your alley. There are many layers of guitars and keyboards that create a bed for lush vocals with soaring harmonies that at times can be choir-like. Guitar fans will like the multitude of guitar solos, some searing some melodic, but the main strength of this CD is the memorable melodic vocals
and themes. A great CD to drive to or listen to loud with the lights out.


Mike Stiskal ~ Bass, Keyboards, Synths, Vocals
Joshua Ramirez ~ Lead Vocals & Percussion
Kevin Forsberg ~ Guitars



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A good album
This is a very enjoyable music with strong vocals when I'm working at home. Some parts reminds me of Marillion, latter-day Rush or Galleon from Sweden. Nice meeting of neo-prog & west-coast.


A good album
This is a very enjoyable music with strong vocals when I'm working at home. Some parts reminds me of Marillion, latter-day Rush or Galleon from Sweden. Nice meeting of neo-prog & west-coast.

Alan King

Very impressive for an unknown band!
Reminds me of the best of Yes, Rush! I loved practically every song on this album. It took me on a journey. On their website they sell another album, is it for sale at CDBaby too?

Bruce Ray

A mature and enjoyable work
Reading the credits in the inner jacket, I'm surprised to know that (1) this highly rewarding CD is only the second release by this band, and (2) it's primarily the work of just three people: Josh Ramirez (drums / percussion / lead & backing vocals), Mike Stiskal (bass / keyboards / acoustic guitar / percussion / backing vocals), and Kevin Forsberg (lead & rhythm electric guitars / classical guitar). Musically, they recall aspects of great progressive rock acts such as Genesis and Rush and pop/progressive outfits such as Ambrosia in that there are equal amounts of lush keyboards (including a fair dose of mellotron) and both heavy electric 6-string juxtaposed to moments of 12-string acoustic guitar. That said, the emphasis here is on songs, and they definitely don't disappoint. All the material is very well-written and engaging, and all three musicians exhibit a high level of proficiency on their instruments. The arrangements on some of the songs even allow for a bit of stretching out, but there isn't any overt "showing off" as all the virtuosity is (rightly) put to the service of the songs first. Furthermore, there is enough sonic variety in the instrumentation and conceptual depth to the lyrics to keep things interesting for the entire 73 + minutes - no mean feat, to be sure.

The vocals deserve special mention, as they are all superbly arranged and executed. Rich layers of vocals are a predominant feature of "The Ghost of Autumn," with intricate harmonies weaving themselves around the sumptuously smooth lead vocal of Mr. Ramirez, whose sonorities remind me of Ambrosia's Joe Puerto. There is also a decent guest lead vocal on "Inner Space" by a fellow called Sean Grant, and Heather Hightower is credited as "the Ghost."

This CD is superb. On top of the well-crafted songs and impressive instrumental performances, the production is top-notch. This is a great headphone CD. I would recommend this release by Scapeland Wish to anyone who likes melodic progressive rock.

The production is very clean and

mark bolliger

The Ghost of Autumn
Very nice stuff. It's high up on my wish list. Very eclectic. Bravo.


FANTASTIC!!!! It brings me back to my teens and listening to Rush, YES. Great CD!!!! I am looking forward to hearing the next one. How can I get a copy of the 1st CD? Keep at it guys!!!