‘The Visitor’, from ‘Human Sleeping – Dreams 1 to 8′.
‘Human Sleeping – Dreams 1 to 8′ – the stunning new album from Tony Lowe & Alison Fleming – out July 1, 2014! – ORDER – Upon Completion of Check-Out – you will receive a link to the free, exclusive – MP3 Download of ‘Drifting Over’ by Tony Lowe & Alison Fleming.
“The prog-de-resistance here is the 11 minute ‘The Dream Corridor’ …If Steve Hogarth was female and Marillion went a bit new age, it may well sound like this.“ David Randall – Review at Get Ready to Rock
“Tony Lowe/Alison Fleming’s Human Sleeping Dreams 1 To 8, on Sunn Creative, 1 July. Think Pink Floyd go trance.” Record Collector
“This album reminded me of the 90′s musical wave of bands like Enigma, Deep Forest and the Orb. Opener ‘Mystery’ really reminds you of these bands, as Alison’s vocals soar over the keyboards and programming. ‘Something’s Going On’ with the repetitive and rhythmic use of the vocals is another soothing song, but don’t go thinking this is nice background music as the guitars of Tony Lowe recall Mike Oldfield. A really enjoyable listen and one to keep coming back to.“ Jason Ritchie – (Quick Plays) Get Ready to Rock
New review at the Sea of Tranquility – “This is another great album for Tony Lowe. Alison Fleming’s voice is the perfect match for this dreamy music. Loads of positive energy flowing with every electric guitar chord laid down. Get this and experience an incredibly warm dream state.” Mark Johnson
‘”Mystery” opens the album with Alison Fleming’s soft voice and exotic keys filling the soundscape. Fleming sings ethereal, “Pyhtia you hear the ether. Who are we, we’re confused. Does not make no sense at all. Powerful – amen, amen!” The echoing soft vocals and melody take me back to that Gregorian Chant group from the ’90s…oh yah…Enigma. Yes and this music sounds as absorbing and relaxing as Enigma’s. Lowe’s guitar work is superb as the drum beat keeps you focused on the rhythm and his guitar riffs fly overhead. Perfect opener.’ Mark Johnson
“Gorgeous, dreamy atmosphere with outstanding musical quality” Rivergirl
“I got my CD, I LOVE it. I just didn’t realize what a beautiful voice Alison Fleming had until I played this here at home, and Tony Lowe is just a musical magician. This is the best album I’ve had in many, many years.” Lynn McCormack
“I just love this album. Some of the guitar work reminds me of One God of the guitar, Mr Steven Rothery of the biggest band to come out of Aylesbury, namely Marillion. The vocals are ghostly and powerful… (is that even able to happen at the same time) – Almost Clannad style. The whole album is amazing. You usually find at least one weak track on an album, but not on this one. Beautiful and complete. If you haven’t got Human Sleeping in your album collection, then you are missing a masterpiece;15 out of 10, 7 stars out of 5. Thank you Tony and Alison.” Paul Tinker
The first video, ‘Mystery’, from the Human Sleeping album.
“It’s all rather beautiful in a gothic way…still symphonic but warmer and more assured – suggests they’ve much to offer the prog revival.” Full review in January 2014 issue of PROG.
“BRAM STOKER are back for another bite! – illusion weavers return to find their old glory and find the devil in the spectacular detail…The cold reading technique – which is an art in itself – demands attention as does this psyche-searching, and soothing, album. Hopefully, given the band’s current strength, it’s a new beginning, and there’ll be more.” – Let It Rock
“Wow! One of my favorite albums of the year already….This album must be experienced to be fully appreciated. I have attempted to capture the spirit, but only hearing it yourself will truly register the dynamic power of this album.” Read this excellent, detailed review by Mark Johnson at Sea of Tranquility and his interview with Tony Lowe and Tony Bronsdon on the Bram Stoker project.
“The thing that’s makes this album slightly unusual is that band are allowed to show off their musical ability by including five tracks with vocals and five instrumental tracks” continued…”demonstrating that this trio of musicians are supremely talented and deserve every ounce of success.” Continued – Metal Talk
“This is a very enjoyable album, with well constructed songs and great guitar finesse…this may have been an exceptionally long time in coming, but it is worthwhile none-the-less.” Guitar Techniques
“Another striking feature of the album is that the quality is maintained throughout.…it will appeal to anyone schooled in early 1970s prog (or early 1980s prog come to that) who likes a bit of Hammond organ in their music. For a man of my tastes, ‘Cold Reading’ is an unmitigated pleasure; a surprise and a joy.” – More at Uber Rock
‘“Cold Reading” is an amazing achievement – right down to its psychedelic occult Crowley-esque album cover – given I can’t think of any authentic band from that era who are still playing true to that early style…Bram Stoker have unfinished business and this time the prog world should be rocked to its foundations…this is hardcore prog by the original purveyors of it!’ – Read the rest of this review at Battle Helm
New review of Cold Reading up in the April 2014 issue of ROCK SOCIETY. “Their take on neo-prog is both flamboyant and melodic” – Classic Rock
FOR JAPANESE FRIENDS: New interview of Tony Bronsdon and Tony Lowe in Euro Rock Press – Vol. 61
FOR POLISH FRIENDS: Thank you Artur Chachlowski for the airplay of ‘Cold Reading’ on MLWZ and this excellent review of the album – translation – Bram Stoker Review.
FOR GERMAN FRIENDS: Many thanks to Jurgen Meurer for his review in Empire Magazine No. 104 and his review in Babyblaue-Seiten – translation here.
FOR ITALIAN FRIENDS: An interview with Tony Bronsdon and Tony Lowe by Eduardo Vitolo in il Mondo Di Edu
FOR FRENCH FRIENDS: BRAM STOKER – COLD READING in Highlands Magazine
“That said this is from the decidedly more melodic/ symphonic keyboard led end of the proggy scale (think Alan Parsons or Camel) but, probably because they were there at the get-go, it also sounds incredibly authentic, like the 1974 follow up that never was.” - TM Online
“The original member Tony Bronsdon (keys) and guitarist Tony Lowe have fashioned a contemporary sounding album whilst still respectful of their heritage…The album is a really good listen and errs on the gentle but persuasive side of prog with a mix of instrumentals and vocal tracks, just like that debut…Prog fans will really appreciate the subtle nuances, and the excellent vocals of new recruit Will Hack (who also plays drums).” – Get Ready to ROCK!
“BRAM STOKER is an interesting band from the Early British Progressive Rock Movement (like JULIAN’S TREATMENT, GRACIOUS, FANTASY, RARE BIRD, etc.) featuring great Hammond organ work and fiery electric guitar play. The climates often have dark overtones.” – Free Prog Rock FB Page
“Just in case you missed them first time around (and you did), they’ve re-recorded a couple of oldies in the shape of ‘Fast Decay’ and ‘Fingal’s Cave’, and it says a lot for the new tunes that you can’t see the join. If you’re looking for a marker, then imagine Genesis had been formed by the Artful Doger and his mates, rather than a bunch of posh boys. There’s grit in them grooves. A stunner of an album, and one of the best prog records you’ll hear all year.” – The Rocker
“Pleasant and engaging prog that veers between mid-era Genesis (before they went too far down the pop road) and classic neo-prog with layers and layers of more subtle, yet rich, synths complimented by some lovely guitar flourishes and a vocal performance that is not too dissimilar to Mr. Collins in places.” – Powerplay Magazine
“With Cold Reading you have an album that the classic prog purists will be salivating over with its mix of timeless movements and traditionally styled songs successfully captivating your attention as its mix of sweeping sounds envelops you with its carefully blended mix of synth based sounds, perfectly recreating that original progressive sound from all those years ago.” – Firebrand – Issue No. 15
German review in Babyblaue-Seiten – translation here.
“Utilising a clever mix of instrumental and vocally driven tunes increases the infatuation throughout the album’s ten songs…” – Mass Movement Magazine
October 26th, 2013 sunn creative released the debut EP from the talented singer/songwriter Chris Gray. Chris creates heartfelt melodies with dynamic folk overtones and engaging lyrics. We’re excited about Chris’s music and looking forward to his new 2014 release – Check out Chris’s event page for live shows!