Just keep waiting, you're not mistaken He's never too far away. Singer: You can find safety there, you can find security there You might feel discouraged, you may have been crying out for the Lord But you're under the shadow of the almighty God, it is where he dwells. Please click here if you are not redirected within a few seconds. The album topped the Billboard Jazz Albums chart and reached number seven on the Soul Albums chart in A Secret Place was produced by Creed Taylor and issued on his Kudu imprint, while the versatile David Matthews arranged the horn section.
This lineup may not be surprising, but the scope of the recording is. But he went in a different direction, at least partially.
There are four cuts here, each between eight and nine minutes. The two which comprise side one of the LP, the title track and Hancock's tune, are a bit more laid-back and mysterious.
Washington takes his time letting them unfold, utilizing dynamics. His soprano sings over the backbeat as Grusin's Rhodes piano plays down a vamp for the rhythm section, and fills in the painted backdrop beautifully. The tempo picks up with Jackson's bassline becoming more prominent in the mix, but it never overpowers the easy groove established at the beginning. When it begins to swing near the middle, it does so in such a relaxed and languid manner that the shift from soul-jazz on the preceding tune to the straight up fingerpopping nightclub swing on this one is seamless.
It's a funky groove, but the easy, laid-back feel and chord changes in this Washington original make it irresistibly sexy. But most of the time Mirage soudns like a slightly jazzy version of early Camel. And their musicanship is excellent too, with brilliant guitar solos, excellent keys, great bass a highlight on all the songs and very good drumming. There are no fillers and songs like Time machine are fine samples of their skill and passion.
The last track , Alien Attack - Supernova, is on the more experimental side and is a clue of the sound they would eventually develop outside the Camel scope. Conclusion: for an early Camel freak like me, A Secret Place is pure prog heaven. Originality aside, Mirage is a very good band Camel was not an exactly easy band to emulate, if you know what I mean And it is obvious that this group had all they need to go much further on their own which they would do from their second release onwards.
So this album is recomended for the ones that have a similar taste. A Secret Place by xPropaganda. The first track alone is absolutely wonderful, the instrments and passion of the band is a treat. Steve Thomas. Propaganda for me combine incredible music with genius production and orchestration. Why does it hurt when my heart misses the beat? Nicholas de Lioncourt real How is it that, with two album releases including Wishful Thinking , I somehow own two dozen Propaganda releases?
Well buying the 12 versions of A Secret Wish might just be a clue. Stef Drop. Roger Carvey. Jens Kasten. K- tanaka. Mark Turrell. Rudy Falkenstein. Duke Charles. Dr Avalanche. Paul Griffiths.
Anthony Quinn. Wolfgang Abend. Don Grimm. Ken Whelan. Mario Graefe.A Secret Place by xPropaganda, released 26 October 1. Dream Within A Dream 2. The Murder Of Love 3. Jewel 4. Duel 5. Frozen Faces 6. p:Machinery 7. Sorry For Laughing 8. Dr Mabuse 9. The Chase Strength To Dream Disziplin Femme Fatale On March the 24th there was a performance of the Propaganda album ‘A Secret Wish’ at The Garage in Islington, London.