Recorded at Land of Oz Music. Recorded and produced by Cailyn Lloyd.
Mixed at Rax Trax Recording, Chicago, IL by Rick Barnes and Cailyn Lloyd.
Mastered at Gravity Mastering by Doug MacBride.
Four Pieces is a fusion of progressive rock and classical music that features three standards from the classical repertoire and one original composition performed on modern instruments. The four pieces are:
guitars, bass, piano, synths, drums
On Four Pieces Cailyn Lloyd offers us reinterpretations of very emotional and powerful classical pieces. Playing something like Adagio for Strings by Samuel Barber (for example) with electric guitars and synths is a risky venture indeed, even more if someone plays all the instruments.
After listening to Four Pieces a few times, I must say that Cailyn Lloyd has put out a classy, very well performed and produced album. Anthony Phillips and Steve Hackett's more symphonic instrumental pieces do come to mind while listening to this CD, Jean-Michel Jarre and even Vangelis also are aceeptable references.
I would recommend Four Pieces to fans of symphonic classical progressive music and of the artists I have just listed. Personnally, listening to pretty faithfull rock versions of well known classical pieces, however good they may be, is something I cannot do, but this is my opinion based on my personnal tastes.
Four Pieces is clearly a very high quality album by a dedicated and talented musician. If you are not familiar with these pieces, a fan of symphonic instrumental Prog and have more of an open mind than I do, Four Pieces can be something you will greatly enjoy.