‘Stories, Prayers and Anthems’ opens with the majestic ‘Wonder Flight’. With captivating riffs, hypnotic singing -in the catchy ‘La La’s’-, and an electrifying guitar solo Sun Uther Wahn sets the tone for this wondrous album. Truly setting the mood is the ambient intro ‘Amo’s Dream’ which has trance inducing reverberated synths expand and altered echoed guitar feedback made to seep into the listener’s subconscious stretch in the distant background. If this instrumental introduction is a prayer the stories and anthems are soon to follow. With a mixture of Bowie in his delivery, Beatles Pop, and Zappa quirkiness ‘Stories, Prayers And Anthems’ has something for every music fan. ‘It Takes A Little Bit’ is an amalgamation of a prayer, an anthem and a story, detailing the path of optimism and faith along side full instrumentation, horn arrangements and beautiful solos. Throughout the album each track has a life of it’s own, each chorus, every melody and all arrangements are pristine, crisp and purposeful. ‘Fast Five Freddie’ is high speed highway music. ‘Like Trees’ and ‘Nature’s Hymn’ are loving ode’s to the planet and existence. ‘Stories, Prayers, And Anthems’ is a deeply felt musical offering, the album closer ‘Into The Overton Window’ is abstract, expansive and telling. A microcosm of the album in it’s entirety. An album that is both straight forward and covert, musically defined and sonically disguised, and yet soft and inclusive while also remaining pure and potent.