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Sept. 15, 2015: “Byker Hill” by Chronilus wins the Akademia Music Award for Best Worldbeat Song.
September 15, 2015 Akademia Music Awards
’Harmonies and Celtic rhythms create a rich backdrop for ‘Byker Hill,’ a traditional folk song turned on its head by Chronilus’s mix of traditional and modern sounds.’
Listening to “Threshold”, Chronilus’s first full-length CD, is an aural journey. Truly blending old and new, the group weaves a complex web of sound and song. From the clarion vocals of singers Caera Aislingeach and Sonia MJ to the deep rhythmic pulses of Bone Deep’s djembe, you will find timbres and stories that will please the mind and the ear. Caera’s Celtic harp is the perfect counterpoint to Manfred More’s artful, psychedelic guitar work. Sonia’s keyboard pads and accents support the music in every way. It can’t hurt that every member of the group is a multi-instrumentalist. Caera doubles on percussion and sings n Gaelic, Sonia adds keyboard bass, viola, congas and percussion. In additional to assorted percussion, Bone Deep plays bass guitar and lays in a hypnotic banjo groove to “Brigid”. Manfred’s six string offerings are both acoustic and electric.
A well rounded effort, “Threshold” is a nice ride. Pop it in and enjoy it!
“This track offers a very different sound to the listener The vocal harmonies are beautiful. The sitar like riffs give the song a deep psychedelic feel. The song overall is enchanting and almost whimsical.”
“The rhythm sounds very earthy with an indie touch. The harmony is beautiful…”
“I would love to buy this track”
“These vocals are very polished, very professional. The harmonies blend very well and compliment each other perfectly.”
“Original, amusing, thought-provoking, inspiring, heart-warming, punchy, meaningful, clever, deep, balanced, varied, full, rich, rhythmic, engaging, compelling, competent, smooth, accomplished, imaginative, creative….keep up the good work. 10/10”
“The intro drum beat says, ‘come on in’. It has an old ritualistic feel with deep pagan roots…good combination of electric and acoustic-very well arranged.”
“I think this is a great sounding group. The voices are very well harmonized. Nice soft soothing music. Nice beat and I liked it very much. I certainly think they have super talent and would recommend this music to friends.”