Prog Magazine Premieres “Federal Hill”

With only a few weeks to go until Sensory Records releases Haunter Of The Dark, the talented team at Prog Magazine has premiered “Federal Hill,” the first track on our new album. Have a listen at this location!

Want to know more about the track? Here’s what we told Prog:

It’s a theatrical opening song for the album. We wanted to start things a bit softer and give a sense of character to our narrator through his artistic endeavors and occult interests before the story heads down the dark rabbit hole that Lovecraft devised.

Like Lovecraft’s story, our recording is told from a single point of view, that of protagonist Robert Harrison Blake. The track is really the calm before the storm and captures his sense of curiosity.

When we talked about the production of Federal Hill, we wanted to keep things fairly open in terms of sonic space. We bring in some retro instrumentation as a nod to some of our favorite classic prog groups.

There’s a mellotron line in there along with some vintage synth sounds and a few sections that have a more arranged feel, which develops later in the album. In addition to the softer, moody feel of a few songs like Federal Hill, the album also has plenty of heavy guitar-oriented tracks.

It has a bigger sound than our previous album and we think it’s a diverse and engaging album that hits hard and sticks with you. Musically speaking, there are a lot of influences the different members of the band bring to the table, so we think listeners will find a plenty of variety on the disc.