Hey everyone. Thought I’d drop a line as it’s been a while. Whilst I have no “new” music as such to offer right now, there are some more freebies to grab. A while back, I selected some of my favourite tracks musically from the Lucid Dream back catalogue, and stripped the vocals away, leaving purely instrumental versions of the songs. For some, it will be a curiosity, for others, it may be interesting to hear these songs as they sounded before vocals were added. Either way, I hope you enjoy. You can grab the double album from the DOWNLOADS page.
In other news, there IS some new music being written and recorded, (I promise!) but as yet, I don’t feel it’s ready to be put out there “in the wild” so to speak. I’m also looking at re-recording the very first Lucid Dream album, “What The Deuce..?” armed with better equipment, and more knowledge than I had all those years ago. Further updates on this as events and real life allows. That’s all for now, cheers!
Hey! Long time, no speak right? Well, real life has gotten in the way, and I took a break from writing and recording new music for a while, but, I’ve been back into the groove lately, so, over the next few months, you’ll hopefully be getting some new tracks.
So, a few weeks back, I came up with a little guitar motif while restringing my classical guitar. It was nice, quite folky-sounding, so I wrote the rest of a song around it. In my mind, I thought it would suit a female voice, so I tentatively asked an old colleague of mine, Ange Hardy whether or not she’d be interested in singing on it for me. Amazingly, she agreed, and she came up with a vocal take for the song that way surpassed what I could ever have hope for. It’s not my usual style of song. It’s only 2 and a half minutes for a start, most of my solos are longer than that! Anyhow, here is the song for you:
Click here to listen, or right click and select “Save Link As” to download
And, I know that after hearing it, you’re going to want to check out Ange’s own material, so please, head on over to www.angehardy.com where you can check out her own awesome work, and even catch her out on tour!
Finally, I’d like to thank Ange Hardy once again, for taking my dainty little ditty and turning it into a finished song!
Hey everyone, Happy New Year!
As a belated New Year’s present, I have a brand new track for you. It’s a collaboration between myself and Ian Brough, a Dubai-based singer /songwriter. Graham actually started these lyrics prior to his departure, and they sat unfinished for a while, alongside the music. I thought it was too good a song to just leave, so finished off the lyrics myself, and sent them, along with the music, to Ian. He delivered a great vocal track, with lush harmonies, and melodic passages. Hope you enjoy!
Suit Of Lies (Click to play, right-click and select “save as” to download!)
It’s been a while since there’s been anything newsworthy, but I think this just about warrants it. Over the past few weeks, I’ve been working with Ian Brough, (a British singer and lyricist living in Dubai,) on some new tracks based around the book The Stand, by Stephen King. Initially, it was just going to be a track or two, but, as these things normally do, things developed, and we have ideas for more songs based around the story. Musically, a lot of it is already done, but as a teaser, we’ve decided to release one of the tracks “into the wild.” For those unfamiliar with the story, it’s about a man-made disease (Captain Trips) that escapes from a lab, and wipes out 99% of the human population. The story follows how, from the survivors, two sides form, guided to their locations by dreams. The good guys to the East, and The Baddies to the West, in preparation for the final battle, as it were.
Anyway, here’s a track from early on in the project. This is Captain Trips. Enjoy! (The links plays the file. If you want to download it, just right click on the link, and select “Save Link As…”
PLAY CAPTAIN TRIPS
OK, back to work…
Just a quickie. Here’s a new track I’m working on. Another one of my instrumentals, it’s called T.O. Slightly different: a bit mellow, and I couldn’t let it go without adding a guitar solo! It’s still slightly W.I.P. but it’s not far off…:-)
GRAB IT HERE
Just a reminder that you can grab ALL the Lucid Dream CD’s, as well as compilations and solo projects, FREE OF CHARGE from the DOWNLOADS page of my website!
Here’s a collaboration I did with a friend in Dubai. An old Fleetwood Mac track. Ian Brough did the vocs, I added guitar.
It’s been a while since there’s been an update, so I thought I’d check in. Music is being written, lyrics are being worked on. There are a couple of singers in on the project so far, names will be announced shortly, but in the meantime, here’s a work-in-progress demo of something new I’m working on. Very sketchy at this early stage, (it doesn’t even have a title) and it’s missing vocals and a solo, as well as some mixing, but it was written and recorded to this state in two days, so I’m pleased with it so far…
HEAVY ROCK DEMO
As promised, here’s the retrospective CD: “End of Part One, (or: Tall Tales & Short Stories.)” It’s a two-CD set, comprising of some of the highlights from the first 5 Lucid Dream CD’s.
Given that they are high-quality 320k mp3 files, I’ve decided to upload each CD separately.
The tracks have been remastered and remixed. Some have been edited, a few shortened, and one restored to it’s full unedited glory. I’ll let you figure out what’s what! Each download contains a pdf file of the artwork, so you can print out a cover should you wish to burn CD’s.
Right, back to making new music!