Murky Red are a band led by the couple Stef and Yolanda Flaming. They tried to create a music deeply rooted in the "occult" heavy-rock of the seventies, yet with touches of blues-rock, gothic rock, space-rock, southern rock, a dash of heavenly pop and a modern approach close to stoner rock. Despite the large amount of influences, they managed to create a world of their own. This track-by-track review will help you palpate their music and how they articulated their influences through the album.Read full article »
...Fans of late 70′s Pink Floyd appear to be something of a key audience, especially those who tend to enjoy the darker side of this universally well known band and in particular if they also have a certain affection for the good, old blues.
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Murky Red is a band that first and foremost has a Floydian atmosphere. What sets this band apart from many others exploring similar waters is the emphasis they have on the blues though. There's a firm emphasis on blues oriented musical details through and through, and by the string based instruments in particular. Gary Moore is mentioned as an influence by the band themselves, but throw in some Mark Knopfler and Chris Rea to that pool of names as well, the former perhaps more than the latter.Read more »
They do venture out into slightly psychedelic oriented waters at times though, but when doing so they come across as a band much closer to The Doors actually, but the deep-timbered vocals and distinct delivery of Stef Flaming just as much responsible for that association as the instrument part of the arrangements admittedly. Murky Red will also take on a harder edged expression at times, and on compositions such as Boots For Hire name-dropping Black Sabbath as an influence.Read more »
That the Belgian prog scene is still alive, proves the sixtet of Murky Red. The band was founded in 2010 by Stef and Yolanda Flaming and developed a unique sound in a short time.
For the debut album "Time does not matter", the band drew inspiration from the music from Pink Floyd, Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin and The Doors, which got Murky Red signed a record deal with the American record label Melodic Revolution Records, who distributes the album worldwide.
Regardless of whether this band resembles Pink Floyd or not, Murky Red is smooth and powerful on its own. Their music is understated and structured, yet it reaches deep, synchronizing with the inner vibrations of the listener's spirit, which together with their richness of sound, will lift your soul to higher places.Read more »
"I Came a Long Way' has their 1st album off to a rocking start. The voice of singer Stef Flaming is striking, low, heavy and guttural; Flaming has a special timbre that increases in intensity as you continue to listen. The opening track ends with organ sounds that also could have come from Deep Purple.Read more »
Technically, the album 'Time Doesn't Matter' is far above the norm. The mix and mastering of label-mate Colin Tench is of an international standard and class. Murky Red has put a debut album to their name which will easily be accepted in prog circles but will also appeal to lovers of classic rock.Read more »
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Dark, melancholic guitar textures combined with longing, light toned guitar soloing in warm, organic arrangements.
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From the chilling instrumental opening, to the glorious raging darkness of the closing bars, "Black Beast Rising" presents the band is in all its musical glory.
Since a very long time I haven't heard such a deep warm and multilayered rock sound as in 'On New Year's Day'. I think I listened to it seven times in a row. It's absolute addictive. I'm really happy I discovered you!.
...is where they really begin to shine. They ponder, and pore over every small detail, and create something that's truly magical. Take a listen
...Clearly that is not boys bands or instant gratification music. It is Pink Floyd, Black Sabbath, The Doors, The Rolling Stones. Shall I go on? Go and meet the whole gang
Colin Tench played with Odin (of London) alongside John Culley (ex-Cressida, ex-Black Widow) and after that he was one of the key members of BunChakeze. At the moment Colin is also involved in his own project known as Colin Tench Project (CTP), and in de bands Corvus Stone and Oceans5 as lead guitars. Stef Flaming is also in the band Oceans 5 as bassist.
Colin did the mixing and mastering of Murky Red's debut album 'Time doesn't Matter'.
The track 'Black Beast rising' from the cd 'Time Doesn't Matter' has been written especially for him, who supported Murky Red in so many ways! It has a very Pink Floydish sound, but in a Murky way. Mat Cat has been the sponsor for their cd, T-shirts,... He also founded the Murky Red Fanclub Deutschland and handles lots of stuff related to Germany. We can't thank him enough for all what he did for Murky Red, and still does! Cat is not only our biggest fan, but he really makes part of the Murky crew and helps us with great ideas and advice.
Besides being the president of the German Murky Red fanclub, Mat Cat is also DJ on SQRR Rockradio
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You all know that Murky Red were signed with the Management/Promotion company BSM, lead by Guy Lacombe. This turned out to be a nightmare! It came out to be a big fraud! Murky Red lost money and time, just like so many others.Read full article »
The change of our website made us thinking on other ways to communicate. We wanted a place where everybody can express their opinion, posting pictures, talking with all the members of the band, talk about music in general,...Read full article »
This is the demo version of 'She's crying diamonds', a new track we wrote for our second album. We asked our guru Colin 'the finger' Tench to make it all sound clever and hot, and once again he did an amazing job. The main actress in the clip is a hot lady fighting a plastic wrap. We must warn you, it's not bubble-wrap, but the end result is very yummy.Read full article »