VLY: I / (Time) Debut From Intercontinental Progressive Quintet Out Now Through Laser’s Edge; Hi-Res Digital Edition Of Album Streaming

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The magnificent I / (Time) album by internationally-based progressive metal quintet, VLY — featuring current and former members of Crippled Black Phoenix, Änglagård, White Willow and more — is out now on Laser’s Edge, and a massive hi-res 24 bit/96 khz edition of the album is now available to stream in its entirety.

Recently formed VLY is comprised of a varied team of multi-instrumentalists fusing their talents into an incredibly vibrant new entity, including vocalist Keith Gladysz (Diet Kong, Typical Reptiles), guitarist/keyboardist/programmer Karl Demata (ex-Crippled Black Phoenix, Karl Demata Band), keyboardist/synth programmer Elisa Montaldo (Il Tempio Delle Clessidre), bassist Chris Heilmann (ex-Crippled Black Phoenix, Bernie Torme’, Shark Island) and drummer/keyboardist Mattias Olsson (ex-Änglagård. White Willow, Necromonkey). Once united by the internet and phone lines across the Atlantic with each other, VLY carved a sound which blends elements of progressive rock, classic rock, folk, early-Floydian psychedelia, intimate pop melodies, walls of epic guitars, post-classical, post-rock and electronic music. And it’s the diverse background of the members that lead to the breadth of their sound. Their electrifying debut album, I / (Time), was engineered and produced by members of the outfit and mastered by Bob Katz, presenting an entire hour of crisp, adventurous music.

Metal-discovery.com’s amazing 10/10 review of VLY‘s I / (Time) offers in part, “Considering the nature of how this music came to be, it’s even more impressive that the results shine with as much intrigue and cohesive allure as they do… these five musicians belong together and the evidence is here to be heard. You’ll not hear a more sublimely moving and affectively absorbing album all year.” Peek A Boo music and movie magazine championed the record with a 9/10 review which included, “The five musicians all have a different background which results in a varied album. There are indeed some elements from electro or post-rock included, but in the first place we hear beautiful and atmospheric tracks.” Overall Loudness proclaims, “I / (Time) will probably be a strong contestant for the top ten of 2015,” and Snoozecontrol offers, “We said it all… A masterpiece.”

A hi-res 24 bit/96 khz edition of VLY’s I / (Time) is now streaming in its entirety at THIS LOCATION, and the band’s “Circles” video can be viewed HERE.

The standard digital version of the album is available HERE and orders for the CD can be placed HERE.

VLY will continue their transcontinental communiqués over the coming months, plotting their first live excursions and more to continue expanding their ambitious musical vision into next year.