One More Circle
One of our favorite artists, Peter Mayer, penned one of the greatest "year end" songs for which we can all relate: "One More Circle [around the sun]" when taking a look back at our year and lives in review. 2016 for us saw the beginning of the final phase of production for our next album, "Heirloom," which we hope to wrap later this year. We successfully tracked drums at the wonderful Panhandle House Studios in Denton, TX earlier in the fall and will be back there to track a women's choir this month. We're also grateful to have so many great folks stop in and indulge our work here at N1M. We love hearing what folks have to say about our work whether it is in praise or otherwise. The review of the year goes to N1M member David Longoria not only because he so eloquently wrote of and aptly described the elements that make up the character and flow of our "The Calling (9/11 ver.)" but because he also captured the essence of what we are as a musical entity within that very same review. We wrote David a very special thank you note for his words. Our best to all of you for a great 2017! May you all find your "calling." Enjoy your journey, TheAntiHarm
From David Longoria:
"Classical Infused Rock Makes For A Compelling Sound
The 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."