"reflected" is the 2nd album by Munich based Progressive Rock band Central Park. Founded in 1983, during the rennaisance of Prog-Rock powered by bands such as Marillion, Asia or Saga, Central Park performed to "the summit of Germany's Procgressive Rock League" (quote Keys Magazine). Central Park first split in 1989. 2006 the band reunited in their original lineup - accidentally inspired by a Yes concert. The debutalbum "unexpected" (a pair of CD & DVD) was relesed 23 years (!) after the band's initial foundation. The enormous feedback by press and media made Central Park the most recognized German Progressive Rock act in the fall of 2006. E.g. Kultur Spiegel magazine wrote: "Hipster Vincent Gallo would have highly appreciated the majestic debut."
In Summer 2010 new singer Jannine Pusch joined Central Park. She was not only the new face in the front. The impressing vocal variety of the educated soprano singer was the ignition for change and advancement. Pusch's preference for heavy sounds inspired and challenged Central Park's musical brain and keyboard player Jochen Scheffter. "reflected" easiely meshes both rocking and classic elements, it unifies hymn-like with Crimsonesque influences, symphonic and metallic sounds. The opener "guns R us" decries the child abuse found in child soldiers around the world, starting with a memorable rhythm sounding like gun shots.
And with the typical 21-minute Prog Rock opus "vision of cassandra", Central Park transport the vision of Troy's decline from ancient to today's world, and create an actual apocalyptical vision for the ears.
Original drawing "Vision of Cassandra" by Aniela Adams