OUT OF AN ANCIENT WORLD is the debut album from Riversea, the band is the nucleus of Marc Atkinson (vocals/acoustic guitar) and Brendan Eyre (piano/synths), however Marc & Brendan are joined on the album by Alex Cromarty (The Heather Findlay Band) on drums,with guitar duties spread between Bryan Josh, Liam Davison (Mostly Autumn), Paul Cusick, Adrian Jones (Nine Stones Close), Mark Rowen (ex Breathing Space), Adam Dawson (Stolen Earth), and Ashley Mulford (Sad Cafe,Mandalaband). Bass duties are performed by Dave Clements, and backing vocals provided by Olivia Sparnenn (Mostly Autumn), Janine Benn and Louise Dawson, last but not least,Tony Patterson (Regenesis/So Gabriel) adds flute.
The album had been so long in the making I almost wonder if the title is an allusion to how long ago Marc and Brendan started out! The list of guest musicians reads like a who’s who of the rather incestuous York prog scene, including no less than four different people who had played lead guitar for Breathing Space.
Anyway, here’s a taster from the album, the song “Eden”: