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.
If you have come here from “Introducing Essex…” and heard my song “The Bruinenberg Technique” you can download the album that it came from for FREE (yes, that’s absolutely, no-holds-barred, no-money-back guarantee FREE) from this link.
You can also purchase my music from iTunes here: http://bit.ly/lockitunes
Or visit my music site here: http://music.darrenlock.com
Or even subscribe to my YouTube channel here: http://www.youtube.com/vrooomuk
Today, I received an email from BBC Essex notifying me that one of my songs will be featured on their “Introducing Essex” show on 28 December at 7pm. You can tune in closer the time or listen to it via iPlayer after the fact:
Introducing Essex – Radio Essex
This is something called “Every Dog Has Its Day” and it is a compilation of 20 tracks from the last six years that you might enjoy.
1. Ghostlight 03:08
2. Lords of Midnight 04:50
3. Idiot Glee 03:52
4. China Sits on Eternity 03:32
5. Pressure Point 04:25
6. Virtue Undone 03:06
7. State of Decay 03:09
8. Fire Bearer 03:27
9. Siamese Fighting Fish 05:28
10. Last Leaf on the Tree 03:37
11. Writing by Yesterday’s Light 04:36
12. Ship of the Imagination 05:42
Here’s your chance to hear my album in the best possible way. Delivered via a DVD image file that presents the album in stunning 5.1 DTS surround sound, Dolby Digital surround sound, Dolby Digital stereo and a commentary track where I talk about the making of the album for 48 minutes.
After you’ve downloaded the .iso file, you will need to provide your own blank DVD-R and disc burning software with which to burn the final disc. For Windows, I recommend ImgBurn which is free software available from http://www.imgburn.com. Mac users can use the Disc Utility to burn the disc.
The download costs £5 and payment is made via PayPal. Just click the button below to add the item to your virtual cart then checkout.
In attempt to cut out the middle man, I have decided to start selling downloads direct from this website with all the money going direct to me. The first such release is my latest collection of tunes called “Pressure Point” presented here in stunning 24-bit 48Khz FLAC files – giving you the highest quality audio experience. Of course, these FLAC files can be converted to humble MP3 for portability too.
To purchase this album as a download for £5 (payment via PayPal), click the button below.
Ho hum…another 48 minutes of music no-one wants to listen to…