At the age of seven Robert Reed was inspired to become a musician after hearing Mike Oldfield's "Tubular Bells." He went on to learn how to play not just one, but all the instruments featured on the album. Released in July 2014, Sanctuary is the fruition of his desire to create an album in the style of Tubular Bells; As a multi-instrumentalist, Reed composed "Sanctuary," and has played all the instruments, without any synthesizers or sampling, he wanted everything to be real.
For those not familiar with Robert Reed, he is the leader and keyboardist of Magenta, a well established progressive rock group. He also created the incredible debut release by Kompendium, which I reviewed last summer. While Reed owned all the guitars and other instrumentation used on Sanctuary, he needed to hire the larger percussion instruments, like timpani's and tubular bells. A truck arrived with a load of the most...Read more