1 - Tales From The Dam (I. Part One) - (22'27)
2 - Tales From The Dam (II. Part Two) - (19'41)
THE HEALING ROAD is the instrumental project led by German keyboardist HansPeter HESS (THE BEARDED'S PROJECT), whose name was inspired by the book by Neil PEART (RUSH) "Ghost Rider - Travels On The Healing Road". To help him, this musician has invited numerous guests, for example, on guitars, keyboards and drums. His music is a mix of catchy and dreamy sequences, with dynamic rhythms. Inspired by a national park in the Canary Islands, his second album "Timanfaya" (Musea, 2008) displays nine suggestive and melodious tracks, truly varied both in terms of atmospheres and rhythms, which are performed in an energetic style. His skilful and lively keyboards playing and composing style remind of GENESIS and EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER, with some more aggressive and wild moments ala DREAM THEATER, and also a touch of electro. The booklet includes reproductions of paintings by Herbert WANDERER, that underline the original mix of meditation and energy conveyed by this beautiful and refreshing music. The third album "Tales From The Dam" (2009) presents a new concept, selling the original CD with a bonus LP, which includes the complete new album in vinyl, an object that every nostalgic of the Seventies should appreciate. "Backdrop" (Musea, 2011) again consists in two long pieces of music. To create something different from the previous albums, HansPeter HESS set some guidelines: less Piano sounds, less synthesizers, Moog or Hammond sounds... The album should have an acoustic, rural, pastoral atmosphere and contain as much acoustic instruments as he can get and play. Guitar player Thommy FRANK features here, as well as Roland ENDERS, the latter performing the closing track, being a folk-song written and sung by him. To be discovered !