Released April 2011
Words and Music by Birrell / Colton / Murdoch / Varty
Produced by Mike Varty
Engineered by Mike Varty at Gargoyle Studio
Mixed by Karl Groom and Mike Varty at Thin Ice Studio
Mastered by Mike Varty at Gargoyle Studio
P&C F2 Music 2011
Catalogue Number 201104
“...melody and thoughtfully understated musicianship... a certain joyous, tumbling energy”
(Malcolm Dome, Classic Rock Magazine
“...an inspired album...” (Classic Rock Presents Prog Magazine)
“...an album of pure and sublime brilliance...” (ProgRockPlazerna)
Whilst not quite the 11 years between ‘Field of Vision’ and 'Rhetoric', our 3rd album - Against Reason - has been a while in coming, due to a range of personal and technical hiccups. But we can well and truly say that we think it is worth the wait. It really was a mad dash at the end and it seemed that even then we were jinxed when the entire CD pressing was dropped by the courier and F2 had to send the lot back! However, we have got some for sale now and plenty of gigs arranged to celebrate it.
Against Reason builds on the power and melody of its predecessor. It’s a little harder perhaps, a little more mature. It demonstrates a more intricate feel, lyrical challenges, fuller soundscapes and powerful melodies. The lead track from the album - Staring at the Sun - is already causing a stir amongst those who had a chance to hear it before the album was released.
Tracks in a Nutshell
Staring at the Sun - A commentary on our ridiculous ability to f*** up our planet
Cardinal Sin - A commentary on some people’s ability to f*** up young children
Intimate Strangers - A commentary on some people’s ability to f***
Against Reason - No commentary, it’s an instrumental...
Insane - What we do to each other in the name of religion
Reason to Live - Is there such a thing...?
Conspiracy (MCF) - Some people see it everywhere - the clue’s in the MCF...
Ghosts of Yesterday - The lost hopes and dreams of a forgotten place
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A light-hearted look at the band members, the making of Against Reason and the Credo journey so far.
SEE BOTTOM OF PAGE...
1. Staring at the Sun
2. Cardinal Sin
3. Intimate Strangers
4. Against Reason
6. Reason to Live
7. Conspiracy (MCF)
8. Ghosts of Yesterday
Mark Colton - Vocals
Tim Birrell - Guitar
Mike Varty - Keyboards & Backing Vocals
Jim Murdoch - Bass & Backing Vocals
Martin Meads - Drums
Additional backing vocals by Sam Collins
Against Reason Documentary PART I
Against Reason Documentary PART II