Style: Prog rock and soaring vocals falling somewhere Pink Floyd, Kansas, Spock's Beard, and Neal Morse
Top tracks: "Reach," "Angels Desire," "One Dark Moment"
In a nutshell: This band was formed in 2001 when vocalist Shane Lankford and composer John Wenger conceived the groundwork for a concept album based on spiritual and physical adoption. The group put out a couple CDs in the early 2000s, but Spooning Out to Sea is their first in six years. The music here is all about fessing up and crying out. Song themes include the divine rescue of "Reach" ("I can't fight anymore … Where's my Savior now?") to the healing of "Angels Desire" ("You have given wings / Where there once was weight") to the surrender of "Head on Your Platter" ("Your gift is all that matters / Taking all I am / My head upon Your platter").
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