Thursday, April 18, 2019

Rich Aucoin Is Ready For His New "Release" & Revisit Silkworm's "In The West" 25 Years Later

Canadian-based artist Rich Aucoin has once again created his own soundtrack to a famous well-known tale. He first accomplished this feat in 2014 with his album "Ephemeral" for the story of "The Little Prince." Now, he returns once again with his new album "Release," which centers around the story of "Alice In Wonderland." He begins his new 11-track album with the spoken-work introduction of "The Base," followed by the psychedelic rock of "The Dream." He continues with the synthesizer-based, pop melody of "The Middle," before reaching the addicting dance/pop chorus of "The Other." Aucoin showcases his more experimental side during the electronic beats of "The Past," while "The Feat" is alt-pop gold, just waiting to be discovered. He wraps up his new album with atmospheric, space-like adventure of "The Mind" and the seven-minute, playful pop melody of the title-song, "Release." To find out more about Rich Aucoin and his latest "Release," please visit his Facebook page at facebook.com/richaucoinmusic.

The American, indie-rock band Silkworm was the very definition of underground success. They developed a cult following in Seattle in the early nineties, which lead to engineer Steve Albini (Nirvana) recording the band's 1994 album "In The West." To celebrate the album's 25th anniversary, the album is being released on vinyl for the very first time, limited to only 1,500 copies worldwide. The new re-issue was remixed by Albini from the original 2" tapes and has been remastered with over a dozen bonus tracks. The original ten song release has never sounded better, as this new version of the album feels more relevant to today's alternative rock sound.

Fans of the band will definitely enjoy the bonus tracks that feature the rare, single-only tracks "Incanduce California" and "In The Bleak Midwinter," as well as a live performance of The Dream Syndicate's "Halloween." Speaking of live music, the new reissue includes a download code for an additional 80-minutes of live music from Silkworm. A full 50-minute set, recorded at the Lounge Ax on March 20, 1993 is included, as well as six additional previously unheard live recordings of songs from "In The West." This new reissue boats over two and a half hours of music and new liner notes from Silkworm's founding member Tim Midyett on what this album has meant to him and the band. To find out more about the 25th anniversary release of Silkworm's "In The West" album, please visit skwm.bandcamp.com

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