Friday, December 15, 2017

David Sancious and Tone - Dance of the Age of Enlightenment (1977)

Ambitious, energetic prog/fusion from keyboardist David Sancious. Dance of the Age of Enlightenment is a largely instrumental, synth-saturated prog symphony, with all of the noodling, pretension, and breakneck motif shifts that such albums entail. It's certainly a far-cry from where Sancious started -- a member of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band.

Track listing:
1. Overture - Wake Up (To a Brand New World)
2. 1st Movement (Dance of the Glory and Playfulness)
3. 2nd Movement (Dance of Purification)
4. The Dawn
5. 3rd Movement (Part I & II)
6. 4th Movement (Dance of Serenity and Strength)
7. Gone Is the Veil of Illusion (Part I)
8. Dance of Gratitude and Devotion (Part II)

It's all starting right now

If you like this, check out:
Bennie Maupin -
Moonscapes (1978)
Bill Bruford -
One of a Kind (1979)


  1. Always cracks me up when you drop one of these in between all the death metal garbage you post.

  2. This is brilliant nonsense. Never heard of this, and never likely to, without the prompt. Thank you - the overall sound and freedom is so infectious, and the absurd lyrics/concept/art just add to the immersion. Listened to it very loudly and it made my children cry with anguish, which was the aim.