Boomkat Product Review:
‘Book Of Changes’, the new album by Guy Blakeslee as Entrance, is a poetic song cycle about the seasons of the heart, tracing an emotional journey through longing and emptiness to peace and redemption.
The adventurously produced collection of songs is reminiscent of Townes Van Zandt’s ruminative lyricism and the gypsy flavoured orchestral explorations of Arthur Lee and Love, uniquely channelled through Blakeslee’s21st Century approach to the spiritual dimensions of American songwriting in a way that gives an old form new power.
‘Book Of Changes’ follows the release of the ‘Promises’ EP which was supported with a series of live performances including opening for Beach House, Explosions In The Sky and Scott Fagan.
Mixed by David Vandervelde (Father John Misty, Jay Bennett) and Chris Coady (Future Islands, Cass McCombs) with mastering by Grammy nominated engineer Sarah Register (David Bowie, The Shins). ‘Book Of Changes’ features Blakeslee joined by longtime collaborator Paz Lenchantin (Pixies, Silver Jews) and percussionist Frank Lenz (Pedro The Lion, The Weepies)."