Alan Simon, French composer and creator of the show "Excalibur," has created a soundtrack to the city of Toulouse. His new album titled "Big Bang" was released by Cherry Red Records and is a preview to an event concert happening in the city next year. The 14-song, mostly instrumental piece plays out like a show that is meant to invite you back to the origins of universe. Simon combines elements of folk, jazz, electronics and classical piece to invoke emotions. The synthesizers of "Chaos" and the pounding rock of "Seven Moons In The Sky" showcase the diversity in Simon's presentation of the music. The grand operatic feel of "Solarius" and the drifting soundscape of "The Soul Of The Stars" have a classic, Pink Floydian feel that will easily draw you in to the music. He finishes your journey with the gentle flow of "Space Time" and the beautiful sweeping melody of "The Waltz Of The Universe." To find out more about Alan Simon and his latest release "Big Bang," please visit alansimononline.com.
Norwegian, progressive art-rock band Gazpacho are preparing to release their brand new studio album on May 18th. The new release titled "Soyuz" takes eight, well-crafted songs and molds them to appeal to fans of classic, prog-rock epics. The new album begins with the melodic, tempo-changing appeal of "Soyuz One" as you find yourself fully embraced in the music. The album continues with the edgier rock of "Hypomania" and the epic, storied piece "Emperor Bespoke." Gazpacho finish off their new album with the experimental, 13-minute suite "Soyuz Out" and the quiet, drifting tones of "Rappaccini." To find out more about Gazpacho and their latest release "Soyuz," please visit gazpachoworld.com.
The Security Project have released a new, digital only version of their live song "Here Comes The Flood." For those that may not know The Security Project, members of King Crimson, Shriekback and even members of Peter Gabriel's band have gotten together to perform and reinterpret the songs of Peter Gabriel, Kate Bush and Genesis. This latest release is to promote the band's spring tour of New England and Canada. The song is a perfect example of what to expect from their shows as you can appreciate the musicianship and stellar vocals of Happy Rhodes. For a complete list of shows and to find out more about The Security Project, please visit securityprojectband.com.