PROSPERO'S DAUGHTER: The Four Year ExperimentRockReviews.info: "...the whole album is a joy to listen...I strongly recommend "The Four Year Experiment" to every folk rock listener." - MAGE (February 13th, 2006)
Prosperoâ€™s Daughter is an Iowa band specializing in a blend of folk-rock influenced by Cat Stevens, Neil Young, Red Hot Chile Peppers, and U2. Having played together for four years, the guys pick up well on each otherâ€™s cues. The band plays a large repertoire of covers in their own style, and has now released a CD of eleven of their own pieces (September, 2005).
The band, Prosperoâ€™s Daughter, presents a crisp blend of acoustic and electric sounds. The music is centered on a driving rhythm acoustic guitar, with strong bass lines for backbone, and soaring electric lead. The emotions of the words are drawn out and emboldened by the melodies and choice of chords. The French background of Julien LeVÃ©ly infuses a unique sound into the vocals.
A wide range of emotion and content is presented in the CD, â€œThe Four Year Experimentâ€. The songs range from the pictorial essay on city life, â€œStreets of LAâ€, to the fun dance song, â€œTube-Top Babyâ€. The story of eleven illegal immigrants found dead in a grain rail-car in Denison, Iowa is told in, â€œElevenâ€. The strength in an Iowa family is shown in, â€œVoid In My Soulâ€, dealing with grief over the loss of their wife/mother.
The band has had regional success leading up to the recent world-wide distribution on CDBaby.com. Several songs were chosen to be played on the public radio station, KUNI, on Bob Dorrâ€™s Friday night show â€œDown on the Cornerâ€. The song, â€œStreets of LAâ€, was chosen for the final credits for a submission to the National Film Challenge, 2006. The short film, â€œWhispersâ€, was submitted by Eastern DMA Productions of Cedar Rapids, IA.
The band is currently working on their second album.
Check out the artist's website:
1. Streets of LA
2. It Spoke to Earless Heads
3. Tube-Top Baby
4. Halfway Home
5. Oh, Wondrous One
6. Fay's Secret
8. Grey Sidewalks
9. You Said No
10. Void in My Soul