Northampton-based musician, composer and songwriter Jonathan Stolber (To Bury A Ghost) has started a new project called The Holy Road. On Piano Day 2020, which falls on March 28th, Jonathan is set to release a beautiful track titled ‘The Minotaur (Mesto in A-Minor)’ from his new album, For The Blood Of England, which is scheduled for release later this year. Today we have the pleasure of premiering the video for this track.
The “single is a plaintive Michael Nyman-esque performance – backed by a searing string quintet, the composition slowly evolves into a grandiose cinematic crescendo with a colossal thundering funeral march that feels apocalyptic and awe-inspiring. The track is reminiscent of Hope Of The States & Hans Zimmer and features some of Stolber’s friends and peers from his other life as a songwriter in the acclaimed trio To Bury A Ghost – On ‘The Minotaur’ he is joined by fellow post-rock luminaries David Dhonau (Her Name Is Calla) and Beni Weedon (Maybeshewill).
Mixed by Leeds producer James Kenosha (Grammatics / Dry The River) and mastered by John Davis (Manic Street Preachers / Bloc Party / Joy Division), ‘The Minotaur’ is accompanied by B-side ‘Slow It Down’ – a dense symphony of discordant, glacial synths that swell into an explosive wash of plucked harps and an angelic, tumbling choir with a fragile, intimate vocal from Stolber that recalls early Elbow & Kid A era Radiohead.”
All proceeds from Bandcamp downloads of ‘The Minotaur’ will be donated to mental health awareness charity Tiny Changes – https://tinychanges.com