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CD/DVD Releases: K2's ''Black Garden'' Due Out From Magna Carta Sept 21, 2010

Posted on Sunday, August 22 @ 23:00:00 UTC by nightowl

K2's new release via Magna Carta will be released September 21, 2010. Black Garden, K2's first release on Magna Carta Records, is an instant Prog classic featuring skillful instrumentation, haunting vocals and a rich lyrical backdrop that tells the story of ancient Oceania. Black Garden describes the epic journey of the ancient Polynesians sailing over a third of our world before settling the islands of the South Pacific. And they did it more than 2000 years before Columbus sailed.

K2 features Ken Jaquess on bass and keyboards; Josh Gleason on vocals; Karl Johnson on guitar; Ryo Okumoto (Spock's Beard) on piano, Moog, Hammond, and synths; and Doug Sanborn on drums and percussion. Jaquess took on the challenge of writing this ancient tale after visiting the South Pacific and Hawaii and being inspired by the islands' beauty and history. He was fascinated by the story of how man first came to inhabit the islands so dense with splendor and seemingly cut off from the known world.

The early explorers had only small boats to cross the ocean's vast emptiness drenched in molten sunlight during the day and veiled in complete darkness by night with only the stars and moon to guide them. The Polynesians travelled across the great expanse of the Pacific Ocean from the Asian mainland to find the mystic islands looming on their horizon after months of confinement on their small vessels.

K2 realizes this imagery in both their lyrical and musical approach to this album. K2 captures the essence of these travelers' amazing journey where the abundant natural majesty found on the islands was only matched by the danger they faced every day both on land and sea.

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