The Antique Harmoniums / Gifts And Testaments Of Robin Hood Road / The Calling (main song 9/11 ver.)
CallingNice sound fr the beginning,interesting drum intro,don’t think I’ve heard a vocal arrangement like this,well done could lead from the guitar,good melody and harmonies,I can’t hear the words,but I heard unit us as one nice change there with the horns and guitar lead again.i like the women’s sound that just came in,big dynamic ending,good vocal counterpoint,and harmonies.i was expecting this but love composers that aren’t stuck in a genre good job,very well done.
The Antique Harmoniums Here is My Review!These are my thoughts this is a wonderful song with lots of meaning I like structure of the music all the background in this song is well done and it is exciting I hope what I have said will be of some use that leads to a wonderful music career and you get a lot of airplay keep up the great work from J.Milligan President/CEO.New Experience Records Rick Ross Music Group/UMG.
Very nice songI've yet to be disappointed by anything I've hear by this band yet. Here is a band that lets a piece of music become what it needs to become while they become messengers for the message. This song goes beyond the boundaries of my normal listening comfort zone with the battling church choir voices and yet I can't help listen and love it. A set of styles I never thought I'd hear together and yet here they are blended together so well.
This is what you want to hear in the hours .....So very good production and orchestration a few times listening to one another ..... gorgeous introduction ... extraordinary counting on drums ..... essential and melodious bass .... amazing choir .... expressive guitar ... an excellent From every point of view a job .... a song that makes you think that the really good music exists and at the same time you feel lucky that happened to be heard .... where else ... at number 1 of course !!!!!
The Calling....The intro has all the best notes for hope and a new beginning thus leading the listener to a percussion of bells and drums that sets the pace for a progress of ascending access into the higher realms of The HOLY Presence of Love who is God. Then the rocking out to the aria sets the tone for this song is a waving banner under the melodious Anthem of Love. The words express a Truth in The Heart's Calling and Awakening to the inner light of LIghts. The Father of Lights "Uniting Us As One" For is it not said by The King of Kings that....."The Kingdom of God is within you!." This Anthem of Love unites the listeners to a common cause to do what we can with our time on this earth to make a difference with our Love Lights to shine dark places renewing minds to the call of Love. Amazing expression of unified yearning to follow our callings in Life for The Sake of Love. This Song is A Tool in The Hand of The Master to quicken His People to Awaken to perform together in harmonious acts of love mandated in heaven. His Deeds of Grace yet to be performed. The ending is triumphant in it's expression of all the instruments and voices lifted up in a cry that I am sure pierced the throne room of the Holy of Holies!
Classical Infused Rock Makes For A Compelling SoundThe Antique Harmoniums are the brainchild of Composer and artist Jon Charles Fortman and his Texas based group. They are achieving what they set out to do some 13 years back- to blend classical orchestrations, classical instrumentation and choral productions with a gritty rock sound. Their unique taste for counterpoint and accessible rock progressions are setting their music in a vein that I can see getting some radio support in modern rock and eclectic formats and even as far mainstream as pop with the right song and promotion. The music is very well put together and is both catchy and musical. This production called "The Calling" brings the listener to a cinematic piece starting with a dynamic unison choral sound that breaks into 2 parts and sets up the rock portion of the blend. The lead guitar is elegantly played with an edgy yet clean sound. This nicely breaks down into another choral section that does more musically with counterpoint and melodies intertwining. The instruments build into a neo-classical horn canon that is quickly answered by the rock influence. It is particularly nice as neither the classical nor the rock sounds seem forced for the effect, rather a natural melting union of two very different musical world working in tandem to bring about a fresh sound. one that's both modern and familiar. I look forward to hearing more for this talented artist.
The calling indeed!I love your music I am a huge fan because I can feel your passion in every note you create and it is moving, comforting and beautiful listening to your music. Great arraignments, singing and skilled playing all around. Honestly every time I listen to your songs I feel my heart lift and soar. The personalities of each singer, player, song writer seem to manifest themselves through the air. I envision images soft and sweet lyrical goodness notes drifting and floating through the air searching for a new resting place and calling it home. I congratulate you all, this is a beautiful song one worth listening to over and over again! I cant say enough of your talents and great music. Always well produced and always hitting the heart. Thank you for your hard work.
My thoughts on "The Calling"...To begin with, the sounds are amazing to open the song! The sound of the snare is perfect to add a majestic sound, and the sound of the synth doing melodic lead is very tasty indeed. The choir vocal arrangement is very delightful, though I did have trouble making out the words clearly... The song has a very original sound to it, so it is definitely not the "same old same old". The dynamics are great, with soft parts, and more lively parts giving the song a robust and energy that is easy to follow... This song would be fantastic to hear in a large auditorium for sure. My favorite part is when the music drops to let the choir of voices bring the song out into the open - and then off freely soaring like a beautiful bird in the sky! Lovely and inspiring ... this song has power running through it from beginning to end. The crescendo at the end is the perfect ending to a great song. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful song with the everyone who has ears to enjoy. This is "ear candy" at it's best!! Michael D'Aigle
about The Calling (main song 9/11 ver.)i think it has exserlent music it has exserlent lyrics perfect song really well done i do love this song it is awesome i think it is a very telentant composition it is the st time i hurd something like this i think the lord be with you in all you do may he bless your jerney in life and in music may you reach to where you are heading like i tell everyone to follow there dream where ever the lord may lead it so as for you also may GOD also bless your family and also your freinds and those around you so as everyone may you always remain in good health and if you get ill sick that you recover so on may GOD BE WITH YOU i really enjoyed my listening today hear i think your song is tops so i gave it top rating ok this is my true opinion
ExcellentGreetings good music and lyrics is a blessing to make music with meaning and purpose I encourage you to continue working for God knowing that work for him is not in vain and we will have our reward hug greetings from Venezuela
The CallingWell I must say after listening to the calling I feel enlightened what a great song I mean just from the opening notes of this song and and how the builds up and then you have the whole choir singing there may have been a few things that I personally would have changed but sounds great guys if that's not good enough for a record company to come and give you guys a record deal and just do everything that you all need to praise God for your music but it's all believable to me because that sounded great if I if I had $1000000 I guarantee I put it right behind what you guys are trying to do cuz that all sounded great to me and I love you and I hope that you continue doing what you're doing God bless you and all that you do hallelujah praise the name of Jesus Christ Our Lord Savior and King and just keep it up I mean when the guitar came in the guitar was rock solid and I loved it and into the soul of the guitar solo that I was listening to it was right on point it was great and then you came back in with the choir after that, that sounded awesome I really like that like I said there are few things I would do it but I'm not the guy with the money so you think about that . Thanks for the opportunity to review this just know you guys deserve to be in the studio and deserve to be able to record this song another time and then you know God bless you like I said I love you guys Vision Red loves you and keep going with what you are doing in Jesus name amen Kenny, Marc and Jeff, Vision Red
Great Song & Production!Excellent intro with the acoustic guitar picking and bells etc. Drums awesome, beautiful choral arrangement and awesome to hear the great chorus. Love the heavy guitars that come in later, 6/8 time signature a great choice. Excellent guitar work, well executed production. Hard to understand the lyrics and difficult to hear the bass guitar - could be my poor laptop speakers. Fantastic all around, 5 Stars! Keep the great music coming... I would be honored to participate somehow in the future.
The Antique HarmoniumsNice sound to the intro of the song. I like what I'm hearing in the intro of this song. Would love to hear the rest of this song some day. I am curious to how the rest of this song sounds. Great intro.
Review for the songI can surely say that this song is absolutely a really good song. Sound is perfect and i like it so much that i could listen for hours and hours. A really good work...your style is unique...go on in this way ;)
"The Calling" called out to me.......and something in my spirit answered. What a sweet song, what an easy production to listen to. Nice blend of mellow instrumentation leading a quasi-TSO (Trans Siberian Orchestra) rock melody. Nicely, nicely done. I'll be sure to answer again the next time the Antique Harmoniums put out their musical call.