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THE EDEN HOUSE
‘SMOKE & MIRRORS’

In The Eden House, there is no one singer.
Just one intention; to create a coalition of beauty in music,
vocals, talent and soul.

In this new collaborative project the core members are Stephen Carey, formerly of Ireland’s This Burning Effigy; and Tony Pettitt, originally of the influential Fields of The Nephilim. With ... Read more in Amazon's Eden House Store

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  • Audio CD
  • ASIN: B001R0AYFS
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,788,539 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Warren Swaine on 30 April 2009
Format: Audio CD
I can't remember looking forward to an album so much for years.

There are the obvious nods to The Fields of the Nephilim (which is hardly surprising) and proof that Julianne Regan is still one of the most talented lyricists and singers around, yet the whole ensemble add their own touches to the album that elevates it above what could have been simply an exercise in 'Goth supergroup goes through the motions'.

'To Believe in Something' is truly special, but you just cannot find a bad track on the album.

An instant classic. More music should be made this way!
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Rich on 8 Jun 2009
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Take some 'Fields of the Nephilim' (especially the bass lines), throw in some 'All about Eve' (not necessarily the tracks with Julianne Regan), a pinch of 'Portishead', a touch of 'Massive Attack', mix together with a few new ingredients and out pops this very good album. In particular it goes through an excellent middle section (tracks 3-7) which are just a joy to relax to in the car. You need to be able to hear the basslines though. The songs can even prevent frustration in a traffic jam!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mr. H TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 20 July 2009
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If I were to tell you that The Eden House was a collaborative project between an ex-member of the Fields Of The Nephilim and an ex-member of This Burning Effigy, then I would perfectly understand if you started to ease yourself towards the door, muttering about how late it was, and how you're sure you left the oven this morning, and about you'd forget your mum was coming to stay for a week, and you're sure she's sitting at the airport waiting for you, and if all else fails faking a seizure and rushing out to get your meds from the car.

However, you would be doing a grave disservice to Stephen Carey, formerly of This Burning Effigy, and Tony Pettitt, formerly of the Fields Of The Nephilim. Good job I didn't mention the presence of Julianne Regan from All About Eve, some Faith & The Musers and a handful of assorted Nephilims and Nefilims. It's like your own personal gothfest. Luckily for all concerned, then, that this is a remarkably good, albeit quiet project.

Carey and Pettit have gone for a fairly minimalist approach, with textures and ambiences filling out a surprisingly melodic and strong set of songs. It's as if the music has been stripped back to a skeletal structure before being fleshed out in diaphanous membranes. Jump on to the second track, 'All My Love', where Julianne Regan contributes her first vocal, and prepare to be amazed. And so it continues with the standout tracks 'Iron In The Soul', 'Fire For You' and 'The Beauty Of Science'.

I never expected to be blown away by this, but I was. You should give it a chance.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By BornAgainGoth on 16 July 2009
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This is a great album... not a single bad track... captures all the best of All About Eve and brings it right up to date. Give it a couple of listens and you'll be addicted... It's been top of my playlist since I bought it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mark Broome on 9 Sep 2009
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I found out about this great project a few years ago on Dawnrazor (Fields of The Nephilim) forum back in 2007, and it sounded very impressive indeed from what I heard. I was hopeing that the band would eventually put out a studio album in the near future. I remember streaming some songs off their myspace site ages ago and recording the songs to my computer via sound recorder, just to keep myself happy until the real thing was released. I'm sure this album far exceeds any other type of female fronted gothic rock/metal albums out there at this time, because of the sheer amount of atmosphere, imagination and ideas that went into this album. The one thing that is very unusual about this album is that there are a lot of different musicians and just four or five members in the standard rock lineups. Some are guests and others who are part of the band. There are about five female singers, all of whom are real class. Even some of the original members from one of my all time favourite goth rock band Fields of The Nephilim are present here. It's awesome to hear Peter Yates soaring guitars again, Nod Wrights powerful but subtle drumming and of course Tony Pettit who provides those famous rumbling bass lines.

The opening song `To Believe in Something' is a real stunner, and one song I won't get bored of for ages. The guitars in this song are amazing, courtesy of the great Peter Yates, and the bass lines are very similar to 'Psychonaut' also by Fields of The Nephilim. The vocals are sung by Monica Richards on `To Believe in Something', and unfortunately this is the only song the she sings on, but she gives it her best performance. The middle part of this song reminded me of 'Sumerland (what dreams may come)'quite a bit.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mark13673 on 15 May 2009
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Well this was a surprise! As a die hard goth from the eighties, I'm always a bit disappointed by new "dark" artists, but not this time!

Eden House have pulled off a neat trick with this album... Mixing the influences of Fields of the Nephilim, The Banshees, Kate Bush and All About Eve (to name but a few!) into something new, rounded and distinctive. The production is slick, the songs are beautiful and particular mention goes to tracks six (Iron In The Soul) and ten (Sin) which are outstanding. If I had to criticise anything it's track seven (Fire For You) which seems a bit... well... "poppy" compared to the rest of the album, but no album is perfect!

So turn out the lights, turn up the volume and prepare yourself for a dark journey through the emotions! You won't regret it...
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