Members: Josh Gleason – Vocals,
Ken Jaquess – Bass/Keyboards,
Karl Johnson – Guitar,
Ryo Okumoto – Piano/Moog/Hammond/Synths,
Doug Sanborn – Drums/Percussion
Black Garden, K2’s first release on Magna Carta Records, is an instant Prog classic featuring skillful instrumentation, haunting vocals and a rich lyrical backdrop that tells the story of ancient Oceania. Black Garden describes the epic journey of the ancient Polynesians sailing over a third of our world before settling the islands of the South Pacific. And they did it more than 2000 years before Columbus sailed.
K2 features Ken Jaquess on bass, Josh Gleason on vocals, Karl Johnson on guitar, Ryo Okumoto [Spocks Beard] on keys, and Doug Sanborn on Drums. Jaquess took on the challenge of writing this ancient tale after visiting the South Pacific and Hawaii and being inspired by the islands’ beauty and history. He was fascinated by the story of how man first came to inhabit the islands so dense with splendor and seemingly cut off from the known world.
The early explorers had only small boats to cross the ocean’s vast emptiness drenched in molten sunlight during the day and veiled in complete darkness by night with only the stars and moon to guide them. The Polynesians travelled across the great expanse of the Pacific Ocean from the Asian mainland to find the mystic islands looming on their horizon after months of confinement on their small vessels.
K2 realizes this imagery in both their lyrical and musical approach to this album. K2 captures the essence of these travelers’ amazing journey where the abundant natural majesty found on the islands was only matched by the danger they faced every day both on land and sea.
Catalog # MA-9107-2
Pre-Order Available Now - $15.98 [shipping/handling included] Download The Album Now Release Date: September 21, 2010
1) Black Garden
2) Passage to the Deep
3) Widows Watch
4) Encounter or Absence
5) Storm at Sunset
6) Summer's Fall
7) Path of the Warrior
WIDOWS WATCH SINGLE & BLACK GARDEN SINGLE
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You get both tracks on a CD-EP when you purchase K2's Black Garden from the pre-order store. Release Date: July 12, 2010 & July 27, 2010
1) Widows Watch [Special Edit]
2) Black Garden [Special Edit]