Darrel Treece-Birch's keyboards tend to play a powerful role in the bands he is in. In a sense it reminds me of the work of Geoff Downes throughout Asia. The keyboard guides a lot the melody and musicianship without dominating the other musicians. Unlike Downes, Treece-Birch is not afraid of the prog-rock epic.
This album i Treece-Birch's ability use the keyboard to play with a variety of lyrical, introspective moods, but it remains firmly in prog rock territory.
About No More Time:
Darrel Treece-Birch is a master of imagery choosing water, the very source of life on this planet as the backdrop for the lush 15 tracks, which begin at some distant point outside of our space-time and follow the very essence of human spirit through its journey to finally return home to the Nexus of our eternal regeneration.
This exceptional work illustrates the breadth and scope of life, its struggles, fragilities, triumphs and connections; a winding path like the current of the river seeking to understand itself, answers that can only be found within. The complex but somehow familiar themes and melodies cast the soul on a journey that flows with artistic fluidity conveying a meaning that is eternal and universal, like the broken hourglass, our perception belies reality …There is Always Time.
released August 19, 2016
Darrel Treece-Birch: Keyboards, Vocals, Bass Guitars, Mandolin, Drums.
Phil Brown: (Counterparts UK) Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Steve Grocott (Ten) Electric Guitar
Karen Fell: (Gary Hughes Band) Vocals
Dan Mitchell: (Formerly of Ten) Electric Guitar
John Power: (Counterparts UK) Bass and Fretless Bass Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, & Violin
Dann Rosingana: Electric Guitar
Alan Taylor: (Nth Ascension) Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Gavin Walker: (Nth Ascension) Bass
Guitar Martin Walker: (Nth Ascension) Electric Guitar
Recorded at: War Room, Fleetwood, UK Taylormade Studio, Ansdell, UK The Dog House Studio, Blackpool, UK Westmorland Studio, Burton-In-Lonsdale, UK RW Studio, Rossall, UK SJG Studio, Stafford, UK Sandyforth Studio, Thornton, UK
Engineered, Produced and Mixed by Darrel Treece-Birch
Mastered by Dave Aston, Digital Audio, Skipton, UK
CD Production, Pure Music, Manchester, UK