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the Elements

by Liquid Eclipse

Guitar pyrotechnics of King Crimson blended with Pink Floyd's sonic soundscapes with the spirit of Peter Gabriel all rolled into one.
Genre: Rock: Avant-Prog
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Alchemy One: a Drop in the Ocean
2:28 $0.99
2. Silence
5:13 $0.99
3. Alchemy Two: Dead Earth
2:47 $0.99
4. Lost in the Woods
4:49 $0.99
5. The Dream Assassin
4:50 $0.99
6. Alchemy Three: the Supernatural
3:17 $0.99
7. Darkness Falls
5:20 $0.99
8. Invincible
6:12 $0.99
9. Inner Child (kicking and Screaming)
4:12 $0.99
10. Escaping (featuring Inga)
5:24 $0.99
11. Alchemy Four: the Unknown
4:03 $0.99
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Album Notes
*Liquid Eclipse formed in 1996 by Dale Pantalione.

"the Pristine Dawn"-1996 (Elsewhere Records)
"muddle."-1997 (Elsewhere Records)
"Cry To Heaven"-1998 (Elsewhere Records)
"Plagued By Phases"-2001 (Elsewhere Records)
"the Elements"-2007 (Elsewhere Records)


If every picture told a thousand stories, then Dale Pantalione's songs would speak loud in volumes. Not only does he claim to have written thousands of songs, but there is a certain cinematic quality about his music.

Elsewhere Records has released the highly anticipated new cd from Liquid Eclipse titled "The Elements". The first Liquid Eclipse album since 2001’s "Plagued By Phases" is a triumphant recording.

After years of recording experimental solo albums, soundtracks to indie films and under the Liquid Eclipse banner, frontman Dale Pantalione has finally recorded the album he always wanted to make. This time he combines his skills as both producer and musician, his knack for creating richly textured soundscapes, and allowing outside musicians (a "virtual band") from different backgrounds to help shape the sound. The album exploits all the things that Pantalione is good at, and a fine collection of his best work to date.

Thanks to the collaboration between Pantalione and engineer Jay Ruch, "The Elements" is a heavier album. Ruch, along with Kent Green of Identical Strangers, not only co-wrote a couple of the songs, but also helped produce and contribute some intricate guitar playing. With three producers at the helm, it doesn't feel overproduced, in fact it seems that Pantalione traded in his spacesuit for a birthday suit on this down-to-earth Liquid Eclipse project.

Pantalione describes the new cd as “a concept album rooted in the elements, and the things in nature that ‘weather’ us as people, and by the end shows that we are all pieces of a larger puzzle”.

On the album's opening instrumental track titled 'Alchemy One: A Drop In the Ocean' the haunting vocals of Jess Bryant from the UK-based ‘dark folk’ band Mandala, emerges from the liquidy depths of underwater drones. Amidst the cries of a newborn as it reassuringly drifts along, motherly like, to a sad piano melody, through a thunderstorm. Pantalione describes the 'Alchemy' suites on the album as "where the physical world and spiritual world unite."

The track ends quite abruptly and there is a brief moment of silence, which incidentally leads into a brooding song called 'Silence' in which Pantalione invites the listener to "Come inside where you've never been", almost revealing that this ride will be quite a different one. With a raspy tone reminiscent of a young David Gilmour, and guitar shredding that evokes King Crimson, this song is one of the album's rockers. Just as it was introduced, the song ends abruptly and cuts to silence, and paves the way for
another union of the spiritual and physical world.

On 'Alchemy Two: Dead Earth' we hear the distant strain of some foreign or alien creature on some scorched landscape that reeks of decay. Is it a reflection of our physical life? Guitars squeal and sqawk and the rhythm moves along to a manic guitar solo and pounding drums locked in a off kilter time signature.

As if the tone of the last song was eerie enough, next up is the spine chilling track 'Lost in the Woods', may be one of the more mellow tracks on this album, but it is typical of how Pantalione likes to get lost in the atmosphere of a song, and bring the listener with him. The theme of abandon, vultures lurking overhead, children's mocking laughter, this song lingers with you way after the album is finished, and showcases Pantalione in his full Peter Gabriel mode.

'The Dream Assassin' deals with how we struggle for a dream, how our dreams disappoint, and how we let our dreams down, through three phases of life. Pantalione sings with honesty "In a room full of ghosts/another victim grieves/he's lost in the thought/of all the things he's never been". Forboding chants lock in time to the songs percussion and a the shot of a bullet pierces through the mix making way for one of the albums most explosive moments and best guitar solos.

'Darkness Falls' is a sinister pulsating song, that is represented by our blindness to everything around us. In the shadowy depths we can truly see our relation to the world and hope can still shine through.

The radio friendly ‘Invincible’ is one of the albums rockers and stand out tracks. It has received a considerable amount of play online since it was released as a single some months back, and raced to the top of the experimental/alternative charts. The type of song you'd imagine blaring from a supercharged muscle car from a reckless driver racing past you in the fast lane.

'Inner Child' is a funky little tantrum of a song with a solid drum and bass punch to it, which rattles along and with lyrics that feel like a mantra. Pantalione almost evokes the spirit of Brian Wilson in the Beach Boy-esque chorus.

Also featured on the album is the sultry vocals of songstress Inga on the track 'Escaping', which features a brief reprise from Jess Bryant. Not only did Inga write the lyrics to the song, but it also marks the first time a female vocalist sang lead on a Liquid Eclipse song.
Fans of the band Thievery Corporation will dig the 'chill-out' vibe to this song, which also stands out as a strong contender for much radio airplay.

After all the elements have come together and the smoke has settled, we are taken into 'The Unknown', where "leaves fall into the silence like the scattered fragments of a dream that never leaves you". Pantalione sings in a convincingly pleading voice to join him in the unknown and "let your conscience lead you". Is 'The Unknown' the uncertainty of where we are headed or is it the uncertainty of where we have been all along? Well, that's for the listeners to decide for themselves.

Dale Pantalione is one of the few daring artists these days who makes albums that you actually ‘listen’ to and experience. And even listeners with short attention spans can’t help but be drawn into the melodies. He is no marketing genius, and if he were, his albums would have sold in larger quantities. But he remains a true artist and quality is most important, and "The Elements" reaches a new standard for him.

"The Elements" has all the chemistry that all good albums are made of. Blending organic textures, earthy sounds, blistering guitar riffs, musical personalities and even humanity.

"The Elements" will not only wet the appetites of longtime Liquid Eclipse fans but spark a fire in new fans. From start to finish it is a bold, accessible, consistent melancholy masterpiece.

Long after other albums have come and gone "The Elements" will remain.



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Jess Fornaterra

Best Indie CD Ever
This is probably one of the set sounding 'indie' albums ever. It just goes to show that a great deal of care goes into the artwork and the music of Liquid Eclipse. Is this the new Pink Floyd? If so, Liquid Eclsipse is the perfect replacement. Quite possibly one of the best cd's of 2007 and I still can't get enough of it. There is something for everyone on here.


Longtime Fan
I've been following the career of Dale Pantalone and Liquid Eclipse since about 1996. This cd is a far cry from their original sound, but it doesn't disappoint me any. They always had a knack for being different and being able to write all different kinds of songs, but I'd go as far as saying this is a major achievement.

Stephen R.

Don't know why so many people compare them to Pink Floyd, there are some similarites, but Liquid Eclipse has a unique sound of it's own. I've discovered this little gem of a band on Myspace some time ago and the leader of the group Dale is a nice guy who really is serious about his music and bringing his fans the best music that he can, and you can get lost in the music, too.

Stephen R.

Ultra-cool band and even cooler vibes
this is hands down one of my favorite releases that i've stumbed upon here on cdbaby. i dig the songs and there is just a certain coolness about this band.

John Epps

I've been a fan of Liquid Eclipse since 2001, when they released their fourth cd "Plagued By Phases"(--another album that you must hear), but I can't seem to find it anywhere. Hopefully that will be made available here on CDBABY in the future.

Dale Pantalione has definitely created a masterpiece here. The songs on "the Elements" are based in spirituality, and the nature of our moods as humans. It seems to be a bit of concept album, but you can listen to it without having a narrative. The songs capture us at various moments of our lives that can forever change us, and also our disappointments, insecurities and the demands of our dreams and the consequences we face. Pantalione is never preachy, just punchy, and sings it with pure honesty and emotion.

My favorite songs are "the Unknown", "Escaping" featuring Inga, and "Darkness Falls", the instrumental "Alchemy" passages are good too, and very dark.

Dale's voice is raw, a bit like David Gilmour with flourishes of Abbey-Road Paul McCartney and Peter Gabriel. From start to finish this album stands it's own ground as something truly expressive and artistic.

I bought a cd copy instead of downloading it from Apple iTunes store and was impressed with all the artwork that accompanied it in the booklet.

If you thought you knew yourself, listen to this album. Liquid Eclipse offers a different view of ourselves, maybe for the better, but I don't know if they offer any solutions, which is up to us, but in musical form this cd is a solution enough for my ills.


Liquid Eclipse
Wow! The description listed above just really nails it. All I can say about this album is that is about time that a band has come along that really knows how to write good music and suspend your interest through an entire cd even with instrumentals weaved inbetween the hit songs.

This has been one of my smarter music purchases in recent months.

I look forward to more Liquid Eclipse music in the future!

Dan S.

Liquid Eclipse Rock
I was expecting more of a Pink Floyd influence in terms of guitar playing, but when you listen to Liquid Eclipse you realize how very original they are on their own, and maybe shouldn't be compared to Floyd, or King Crimson. However, the comparisons should be flatteringly accurate.

This cd is much heavier than front man Dale Pantalione's solo cd 'theominous drone' and more focused, and full of great lyrics, guitar riffs

"Lost in the Woods" is a perfect example of the type of songs that Dale Pantalione writes and moves you.
Not many cd's these days capture my attention and linger on my mind long aftewards, but this one does.


Not a cd you pop in expecting to hear one good damn song. This cd is chock full of them:

"Silence" silence may be golden, but this song is one the golden tracks on this cd.

"Escaping" lovely song: sounds like mellow Zero7 or Theivery Corp.

The "Alchemy" instrumental passages remind me of soundtracks to sci-fi films, where the characters blaze sun-scorched landscapes.

"Lost in the Woods" creeps me out every time I hear it. Weird bird noises in it, and the falsetto voice is like a mysterious ghost.

The song "Dream Assassin" feels like Radiohead's "There, There" with a bit of John Lennon's "Cold Turkey" and something off of Pink Floyd's "Final Cut". Listen to the bullet cut through the mix.

"Invincible" rattles my inside car speakers, and I feel like driving even faster.

"the Unknown" is exactly it. It suspends you. Is this the beginning or the end, where are we going, have we already been there???

The only thing I don't like much about this album is that I wish there were more songs like "the Unknown" and "Lost in the Woods" that is where Liquid Eclipse really hit you.


Amazing Effort!
Sounds like another hit album!

Are these guys signed to a major label yet???


A CD You'll Want to Play Over and Over Again
This album is my first exposure to Liquid Eclipse and Dale Pantalione's music and I must admit I am eager to check out previous cd's.

The cd is full of emotional singing and playing and does a good job at making it's point as a whole.

An album you will want to play over and over again.
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