After the adventurous 2006 release of “A Favor to the Muse” and 2009’s lush opus “A Miraculous Container”, the US band MANDRAKE PROJECT returned with “Transitions”.
The album is a multi-dimensional experience drawing from all sides of the band’s catalogue utilizing influences as diverse as David Bowie, Peter Gabriel, Elbow, 10cc, Sigur Ros and The Arcade Fire.
Mandrake Project’s long-standing tradition of ornately composed cinematic anthems continues onTransitions. But the increasing and omnipresent vocal inclusion of John Schisler, has created an opportunity for Mandrake’s instrumental prowess to cross into conventional pop/indie culture. For the first time in the band’s 9 year tenure, the human voice has moved to the forefront.