Tag Archive: Americana


Americana – As Seen in “Prog” Magazine

Ignore the promise of a discount voucher, but still marvel in amazement of how my album managed to sneak into Prog Magazine guerrilla-style and get a little mention.

For the album, go to: http://music.darrenlock.com/album/americana

Americana – Sound on Sound magazine review July 2013

I only read and respect the opinions of one music-related magazine and that’s Sound on Sound, which I’ve been a reader of since the early 1990s. I sent off a copy of “Americana” to them for review and here’s their firm, but fair, assessment of it.

Americana - Sound on Sound Review July 2013

Americana – Sound on Sound Review July 2013

Hopefully it inspires you to purchase your copy of this album as soon as possible! 🙂

Buy it here: http://music.darrenlock.com/album/americana

Americana – The Unboxing!

Please support this project and purchase this disc from here: http://bit.ly/americanacd

Compact Disc & DVD featuring 5.1 Surround Sound Mix
The album began with the idea to create music that elicited the imagination to conjure up the sweeping vistas of America. Then the word Americana got stuck in my head. Then as I started to create the music, I thought wouldn’t it be nice to tell a story of a man who is in love with the American dream who gets a chance to trade in his life for another.

And so something that was going to be instrumental became a modern-day concept album telling the story of Eddie Pilgrim: The Last of the Electric Horsemen. The music tells a story both thematically and narratively and puts the hero in a very Faustian conundrum, but where would the Devil reside? Why in Las Vegas, of course! And so the gamble is played out on the roulette table and a decision needs to be made.

The music is eclectic: being painted instrumental, guitar driven pop to out-and-out progressive rock featuring a splash of faux mellotron to whet your whistle.

The CD version of the album comes complete with a second disc, which is a DVD that contains a 5.1 surround sound mix in both DTS and Dolby Digital, plus the stereo mix and a commentary track from myself talking about the making of the album. There’s also a discography track that features 60 minutes of music from my back catalogue and two bonus extra videos that didn’t make the final edit. The DVD-ROM section of the disc contains a PDF of the book of the album and a free multimedia eBook that’s compatible with the iPad.

So for your money you get over three hours of original content and the electronic album sleeve that takes you through the story of Eddie Pilgrim and his fight against the things he desires.

Pre-order includes immediate download of 13 tracks in your choice of high-quality MP3, FLAC, or other formats. A link to the complete album will be emailed to you the moment it’s released.

 

Americana [2013]

Americana

The album began with the idea to create music that elicited the imagination to conjure up the sweeping vistas of America. Then the word Americana got stuck in my head. Then as I started to create the music, I thought wouldn’t it be nice to tell a story of a man who is in love with the American dream who gets a chance to trade in his life for another.

And so something that was going to be instrumental became a modern-day concept album telling the story of Eddie Pilgrim: The Last of the Electric Horsemen. The music tells a story both thematically and narratively and puts the hero in a very Faustian conundrum, but where would the Devil reside? Why in Las Vegas, of course! And so the gamble is played out on the roulette table and a decision needs to be made.

The music is eclectic: being painted instrumental, guitar driven pop to out-and-out progressive rock featuring a splash of faux mellotron to whet your whistle.

The CD version of the album comes complete with a second disc, which is a DVD that contains a 5.1 surround sound mix in both DTS and Dolby Digital, plus the stereo mix and a commentary track from myself talking about the making of the album. There’s also a discography track that features 60 minutes of music from my back catalogue and two bonus extra videos that didn’t make the final edit. The DVD-ROM section of the disc contains a PDF of the book of the album and a free multimedia eBook that’s compatible with the iPad.

So for your money you get over three hours of original content and the electronic album sleeve that takes you through the story of Eddie Pilgrim and his fight against the things he desires.

Americana – A Multimedia Concept Album

Those of you with an iPad, can get this FREE ebook from here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/amer

Here – get a load of this…

Just when you thought I’d run out of ideas, I go and push things that little bit further.

17-03-13 End of the Dream [with Fender Bass VI, Godin xtSA and Lap Steel]

Buy the album now: http://music.darrenlock.com/album/americana

This is a rough mix of a track “End of the Dream” for my next collection of tunes called “Americana”.

I hope you like. It’s meant to be nebulous and dreamlike.