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Art Rock, Avant-Prog, Symphonic Rock, Crossover Prog, Progressive Jazz/Fusion
Formed in Canada in 2006, The Living is a collection of highly skilled professional musicians brought together by the combination of their classical training and their mutual passion for artistic exploration. The band's evocative name reflects the diversity of styles present in their music, as well as their desire to push boundaries and to continually grow.
The Living is known for their ability to blend several genres seamlessly into a single song. Indeed, the band takes much of its influence from classical composers such as Stravinsky and Ravel, rockers Queen and Muse, world artists like Ozomatli and Shakti, and progressive visionaries The Mars Volta, Björk, and Mike Patton, among many others.
The result: Violin fireworks. Primal rhythms. Kaleidoscopic lyrics and sound textures. In short, an epic sonic experience.
Influences or Favorite Bands
Mr. Bungle, Muse, Stravinsky, Ravel, John Adams, Piazzolla, The Mahavishnu Orchestra, Shakti, Motley Crue, Ozomatli, Mindless Self Indulgence, The Mars Volta... and all things audible.
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"[T]his [is] progressive rock – at least in the true, progressing forward, sense of the word. The music here is incredibly dynamic and it’s amazing how many changes they put into these tracks – and yet keep it cohesive. ... [Bedd Tracks] is....killer."
-Gary Hill, Music Street Journal
"The Living besteht aus ... fantastischen Musikern, welche anscheinend spielerisch in der Lage sind sehr komplexes Material sehr eingängig umzusetzen. In den 4-Minuten-Songs steckt eine Vielzahl an Einflüssen, Stilen, genreübergreifenden Verknüpfungen....aber dennoch ist die Scheibe auch total mitreissend und eingängig, regelrecht poppig....Bedd Tracks ist eine Super-E.P...."
-Fix Sadler, Babyblaue-Seiten Prog-Reviews
"Bedd Tracks is a great example of what this band can do; all four tunes stand on their own, making you want more material from [The Living]. The music here isn't light fusion nor is it jittery; it's accessible with sensibility for the melodic pop/rock factor in mind, yet they keep the artistic focus front and center - it's a perfect balance."
-Tommy Hash, Ytsejam.com
"Wenn es The Living gelingt, das Niveau der EP auf ihren nächsten Veröffentlichungen zu halten oder gar noch zu steigern, dann könnten sie eine richtig große Band werden - und das nicht nur im Progressive Rock Genre. Empfehlung!"
-Ingo Andruschkewitsch, Musik an Sich
-Valentino Butti, Arlequins Progressive Rock Webzine
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Welcome to power of prog. Make yourself at home, and feel free to browse the site as there is much to do, see and listen to here and many new friends and fans to make.
Now that's what we call prog!