I have finally uploaded 3 songs from the album, which I have been working on for a while. Together with the bonuses, it features 73 minutes of music we might well call it a double album, which will be released in 2022.
So far we have released clips of 4 songs, and now, 3 new ones have joined them. There will be a total of 12 + 2 tracks on the disc.
I basically wanted to build up the album from non-progressive musical rhythms. The rhythmic ideas of the song “Travelin” are inspired by e.g. Jojo Mayer and Steve Smith. Then I got the solo tracks from Derek Sherinian and changed the song a bit. Derek is an iconic figure. He plays in his own style in the song, like in Dream Theater, Sons of Apollo, Planet X etc.
Further guests of the “Travelin” clip were:
a great bassist talent, one of my favorite players, Anthony Crawford and my friend, Marius Pop on guitar, who is one of the European fusion guitarist talents of our times. These two guys were also guest musicians on the previous “Ghost Notes” video. Marius was a great help in shaping the final form of the song and he volunteered to take on the sound engineering tasks too. He made the mix with Mark Mihele at Rootz Music Studio, Romania.
When recording the drums, I wanted to do it in the same way, as on the other tracks on the album: one take. Without editing / quantizing during the mixing. Videos and audio were taken at the same time. We recorded additional songs on the same day as “Travelin”. We started with this one and went to the next song after the first take, so recording the drums of this song was completed in about 10 minutes. A drum playthrough was also made where I used the take of the moving camera.
The guest musician of “Plastic” is another of my favorite keyboard players, Zsolt Kaltenecker (from Special Providence band). It is a great pleasure for me that he is also contributing on the record. The song “Plastic” was programmed by Ádám Miski, packed with insane rhythmic noises – which I like 🙂 .
I invited further two of my favorites in “The Origin” song. Péter Papesch plays the bass and Mike Gotthard is the guitarist. They both really caught the atmosphere that matches this track. Sorry for the crazy synth melodies. This had to sound loud.
The sound engineer for “Plastic” and “The Origin” was Viktor “Max” Scheer.
I have the raw materials for 4 more video clips that we will be working on soon. These will be scheduled shortly before the album release.