Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Prog Ensemble Cymbalic Encounters Featuring Drummer Mark Murdock To Release African Inspired New Album “Afrika Mandalika”

Cymbalic Encounters displays its ‘world music’ side with the release of “Afrika Mandalika,” which features nine original progressive rock songs with an African twist of classic tribal and healing chants with rhythmical drums samples to offer authenticity to the tracks. Including titles like; “Rains of Waimba,” “Voodoo Supermarket” and even “Black Magic.”

Along with drummer Mark Murdock, guitarist Fernando Perdomo appears on a few songs like the upbeat opener, “The Fire Merchants” and “Festival of Miracles,” an instrumental which also features Joe Berger on guitar.

Also contributing are vocalist Tim Pepper from the U.K., who was also greatly influenced by Peter Gabriel’s work with Yassou N’Dour. Further accompanying Mark are Japanese bassist, Kenta Shimokuni and Mark’s son, Preston on guitar.

Watch “Afrika Mandalika” Promotional Video: https://youtu.be/C-nz7sZMoUw?si=07Tv6lo8gTd7V1au

Afrika Mandalika” track list:
The Fire Merchants
Rains of Waimba
Black Magic
Sacred Trees
Shadows from the Past
Festival of Miracles
Voodoo Supermarket
Windows and Skies
Surrounding Shadows

Produced, Mixed and Mastered by Mark Murdock at Off-Shore Recordings Tokyo
Eventide Reverb, Delay, EQ and compression settings by Beam Audio N.Y.C, Joe Berger

All words and music composed by Mark Murdock - Copyright 2024

To purchase: https://cymbalicencounters.bandcamp.com/album/afrika-mandalika

Contact: cymbalicencounters@gmail.com

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158 (USA), glassonyonpr@gmail.com

Monday, April 15, 2024

Tin Drum Family Band Feat. Ambrosia Members Burleigh Drummond and Mary Harris Releases New Album “Emerson Street”

Featuring Keith Emerson guitarist Mark Bonilla!

The Tin Drum Family Band was born out of an unlikely space that Covid provided the Drummond family. Burleigh Drummond and Mary Harris, married for 40 years and longtime veterans of the music world, recording and touring with Ambrosia, Tin Drum, Jimmy Buffet, Animal Logic, The Lost Dogs, Mighty Mo Rodgers, etc., were suddenly home and reunited with their grown children Burleigh M. Drummond (Micky) and Sierra Drummond.

Both son and daughter brought forth their own creativity, having become accomplished writers and musicians in their own right. So, four musicians stuck in the same house/studio, what do you do? You play in a band and record an album that the whole family contributes to, in a place that helped sustain and inspire you.

One idea led to another and soon a collection of songs took place that reflected not only the loss of loved ones but the encouragement and support those loved ones showed towards this music. So out of life’s tragedies came the birth of something beautiful, the TIN DRUM FAMILY BAND and their first release “Emerson Street,” the place where both son and daughter were raised and still exists today.

Joining the family on this album are other family members David Harris and John Wood, and our favorite musicians Marc Bonilla, best known for his work with keyboard legend Keith Emerson, and Devon Geyer. The group is already starting a new collection of songs and is receiving offers for live performances this coming summer.

Their debut album “Emerson Street” is now available everywhere you stream music and also to purchase as a physical copy! The physical copy is NOW AVAILABLE for purchase on our online store. The album features 12 tracks, written by all 4 family members, and traces the loss and love they’ve experienced both individually and as a family unit.

Burleigh Drummond is an American drummer, percussionist, producer, songwriter, and singer. He is a founding member and the only drummer/percussionist for the five-time Grammy Award nominated band Ambrosia. He performs onstage in the band with his wife and fellow band member Mary Harris, and the couple are also both active members of Bill Champlin’s Wunderground and their own band Tin Drum. Drummond recorded on every Ambrosia record from 1970 to the present, and toured internationally with the band throughout its history.

Drummond and his wife, Mary Harris, formed the band Tin Drum in the 1990s, and have released three albums. Harris and Drummond, who married in 1983, have performed together onstage with Ambrosia and Tin Drum. Burleigh has also performed and recorded with Alan Parsons, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Frank Zappa, Michael McDonald, Mighty Mo Rodgers, Dave Mason, etc. But his favorite musical experience is the TIN DRUM FAMILY BAND!!!!!!

Tracklist:
1 I FALL DOWN (4:02)
2 HOLD ON (3:25)
3 BRING YOUR BODY (3:22)
4THE DEEP END (4:00)
5 HUMMINGBIRD (3:02)
6 WALK OF LIFE (3:39)
7 SILK (3:58)
8 SALT CREEK (5:30)
9 SIGNS (3:46)
10 NEVER FAR FROM HOME (3:18)
11 MOM (3:04)
12 MY SWEET LULLABY (4:55)

Produced by The Tin Drum Family Band
Engineered by Burleigh G. Drummond
Mastering by Tom Weir
Recorded at Tin Drum Studios, Thousand Oaks, CA
Photography by Kira Drummond & Company
Album Design by Chanda Drummond
Publishing: Burleigh G. Drummond & Mary Harris
Burleigh MarHar Music (ASCAP) 2023
for more publishing info visit
www.tindrummusic.com

Contact: Burleigh@Tindrummusic.com

This collection of songs is dedicated in
loving memory to
Roberta “Bobbie” Harris,
Jack Adam Harris,
Darcie Michelle Peña, and
Coda Drummond.

We miss you every day

To purchase:
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/2df3dBs92bgKkuPkGRwsmr?si=L3MVD5QETYS38V_aaFeJLQ
SOUNDCLOUD: https://soundcloud.com/tindrummusic/i-fall-down?in=tindrummusic/sets/tin-drum-family-band-emerson-street
CD PURCHASE: https://www.tindrummusic.com/

For more information:
WEBSITE: https://www.tindrummusic.com/thetindrumfamilyband
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/TinDrumBand
INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/tindrum.music/
https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/tindrumfamilyband/

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158 (USA), glassonyonpr@gmail.com

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Tu-Ner Featuring King Crimson Members To Release Live Album “Tu-Ner For Lovers” and Tour North America in May 2024!

7D Media is thrilled to announce the upcoming release of “Tu-Ner for Lovers,” a new CD from the ensemble of Pat Mastelotto and Trey Gunn (best known for their work with King Crimson) and Markus Reuter. Scheduled for release on May 3rd, this album is a prelude to the much-anticipated US Tu-Ner tour in May.

“Tu-Ner for Lovers” is taken from their live shows in 2023. It weaves together an immersive audioscape that blends the churning rhythms of Mastelotto, the dripping touch guitar layers of Reuter, and the seductive Warr Guitar of Gunn.

“‘Tu-Ner for Lovers’ is not just music; it’s an invitation to experience love and intimacy through a progressive rock prism and a wonderful precursor to their live performances.”

SPECIAL NOTE: Each week we will be uploading a new track to this album until its final release on May 3, 2024.

For updated tour info go here: Tu-Ner.com
May 9 - Phoenix, AZ (The Rhythm Room)
May 10 - San Marcos, CA (The Bornemann Theater)
May 11 - Los Angeles, CA (The Baked Potato)
May 12 - Los Angeles, CA (The Baked Potato)
May 14 - Mill Valley, CA (Sweetwater Hall)
May 16 - Stockton, CA (Haggin Museum)
May 18 - Arcata, CA (Arcata Playhouse)
May 20 - Eugene, OR (WOW Hall)
May 22 - Portland, OR (Alberta Abbey)
May 23 - Seattle, WA (Triple Door)
May 25 - Vashon Island, WA (Open Space Arts Center)
May 26 - Vancouver, BC - (BlueShore Financial Centre for Performing Arts)
May 30 - Redding, CA (The Dip)

Pat Mastelotto - Very rarely does a drummer go on to forge the most successful career on the demise of their former hit band. Phil Collins and Dave Grohl have managed it, and so too has Pat Mastelotto, a self-taught drummer from Northern California, who has also been involved with pushing the envelope of electronic drumming. Pat has spent a lifetime jumping genres from pop, to prog, to electronica to world music with – among others – Mr. Mister, XTC, David Sylvian, The Rembrandts, Kimmo Pohjonen, and for the last 25 years with King Crimson and Stick Men.

Markus Reuter is a composer, guitarist, and producer. He began his musical journey as a composer before delving into Robert Fripp’s Guitar Craft, mastering the Chapman Stick, and eventually transitioning to the U8 Touch Guitar. Reuter has released numerous solo albums and has collaborated extensively with various musicians. He holds a prominent position in the experimental band Anchor and Burden and forms the duo Tuner with Pat. Additionally, he was a member of Europa String Choir and has worked alongside notable artists such as Gary Husband, Robert Rich, J. Peter Schwalm, Mark Wingfield, and many others. Reuter's versatility is evident through his involvement in Devin Townsend’s touring band. Notably, he also performs in power trios including Stick Men with Pat and Tony Levin, TRUCE with Asaf Sirkis and Fabio Trentini, and Markus Reuter/Tim Motzer/Kenny Grohowski.

Trey Gunn, the extraordinary Warr guitarist and musician, has left an indelible mark on the world of progressive and experimental music. Renowned for his virtuosic talent, he has graced the stages and recording studios with legendary acts such as King Crimson, David Sylvian, Robert Fripp, Brian Eno, Happy Rhodes, Puscifer, Tool and John Paul Jones, contributing his unique blend of mesmerizing and innovative playing. As the founder of the esteemed 7D Media record label, Gunn continues to be a guiding force in curating exceptional musical experiences. Trey Gunn’s visionary artistry and unwavering commitment to pushing the boundaries of sound make him a true luminary in the realm of progressive music.

TREY GUNN - Warr guitar
PAT MASTELOTTO - drums, electronics
MARKUS REUTER - touch guitar

All pieces by Gunn/Mastelotto/Reuter
Recorded live 2023

Mixed & Mastered by Erik Emil Eskildsen
Recorded by Robert Frazza
booking by Leonardo Pavkovic (MoonJune)

Released May 3, 2024

To pre-order: https://7dmedia.com/tuner-4-lovers

For more information:
Band website: https://tu-ner.com/
Album url: https://7dmedia.com/tu-ner-t-1

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 1-828-350-8158, glassonyonpr@gmail.com

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Prog Legends Nektar’s “Recycled” 5CD Remastered and Expanded Box Set Released March 29, 2024

• NEW 5CD REMASTERED AND EXPANDED EDITION OF THIS CLASSIC ALBUM

• NEWLY REMASTERED FROM THE ORIGINAL MASTER TAPES.

• FEATURING AN ADDITIONAL 32 TRACKS INCLUDING THE FIRST MIX OF THE ALBUM BY GEOFF EMERICK, ALONG WITH THREE CDS OF LIVE CONCERT RECORDINGS FROM MASSEY HALL, TORONTO AND CALDERONE CONCERT HALL, LONG ISLAND ON THE 1976 RECYCLED TOUR

• WITH ILLUSTRATED BOOKLET AND NEW ESSAY

First released in October 1975, Nektar’s “Recycled” was a conceptual work about the concerns of the impact of pollution and environmental damage to the earth and was recorded at the Chateau d’Herouville in France and at AIR Studios in London with sessions engineered by Geoff Emerick.

The album was also significant for the guest appearance of synthesizer player Larry Fast (of Synergy, who was later to work with Peter Gabriel). “Recycled” became another hit in Germany and the USA and spawned a long US and Canadian tour. The message of the album is arguably more pertinent than it was at the time of its original release and remains one of Nektar’s most highly regarded works.

This new 5CD edition features a newly remastered version of the album along with two rare single edits, a discarded early mix of the album by Geoff Emerick and an additional three CDs of live recordings from concerts at Massey Hall, Toronto and Calderone Concert Hall in Long Island on the band’s 1976 “Recycled” tour. The set also features an illustrated book and is a fine celebration of a progressive rock classic.

TRACK LISTING

DISC ONE
Recycled – 2024 Remaster
1 Recycle
2 Cybernetic Consumption
3 Recycle Countdown
4 Automaton Horrorscope
5 Recycling
6 Flight to Reality
7 Unendless Imaginations
8 Sao Paulo Sunrise
9 Costa Del Sol
10 Marvellous Moses
11 It’s All Over
Bonus tracks
12 Flight to Reality (single version)
13 It’s All Over (single version)

DISC TWO
Recycled – Original Geoff Emerick mix 1975 – 2024 Remaster
1 Recycle
2 Cybernetic Consumption
3 Recycle Countdown
4 Automaton Horrorscope
5 Recycling
6 Flight to Reality
7 Unendless Imaginations
8 Sao Paulo Sunrise
9 Costa Del Sol
10 Marvellous Moses
11 It’s All Over

DISC THREE
Live at Massey Hall, Toronto – 26 May 1976 – Previously unreleased
1 Sao Paulo Sunrise
2 Marvellous Moses
3 It’s All Over
4 Patch
5 Listen
6 Smile
7 Recycled
8 1-2-3-4
9 Let it Grow

DISC FOUR
Live at Calderone Concert Hall, Long Island, USA – 24 July 1975 – Previously unreleased
1 A Tab in the Ocean
2 Remember the Future Part One
3 Sao Paulo Sunrise
4 Marvellous Moses
5 It’s All Over

DISC FIVE
Live at Calderone Concert Hall, Long Island, USA – 24 July 1975 – Previously unreleased
1 Patch
2 Listen
3 Smile / Lonely Roads
4 Recycled
5 Let it Grow

To purchase: https://www.cherryred.co.uk/product/nektar-recycled-5cd-remastered-and-expanded-box-set/

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158 (USA), glassonyonpr@gmail.com

Monday, April 8, 2024

Be-Bop Deluxe Legend Bill Nelson’s Unreleased Album “Powertron” Available May 3, 2024!

Recorded in 2016, “Powertron” has languished in the Bill Nelson archives for eight years.

A potent collection of twelve pieces that highlight Nelson’s prowess and invention as a guitarist.

Its genesis came whilst recording tracks for ‘The Jewel’ album. Amongst these was a track titled ‘Drive Shaft’ which I considered too brash for ‘The Jewel’, but too good to abandon. I decided to create a suitable album to house ‘Drive Shaft’ and ‘Powertron’ was the result. It’s an album of left-field rock songs, mainly vocal but layered with loud and edgy guitars. It will appeal to those who enjoy the wilder side of my work.” - Bill Nelson

Track list:
01) Fascinating Noise
02) A River On The Edge Of Time
03) Dreams And Smoke (Flow With The River)
04) The Moon Came In My Window
05) Where's The Wonder?
06) Loose Chippings
07) When I Don't Feel Blue
08) Moments In The Day
09) Fair Winds And Steam Machines
10) Sailing My Boat
11) Laughing Sailors, Raging Seas
12) Drive Shaft

To pre-order CD in jewel case: https://burningshed.com/store/billnelson/bill-nelson_powertron_cd

Also available:
Starlight Stories”: https://burningshed.com/store/billnelson/bill-nelson_starlight-stories_cd
All The Fun Of The Fair”: https://www.billnelson.com/fun-of-the-fair

Available as both physical CD (from Burning Shed) or as a digital download (from Bandcamp).

For more information: https://www.billnelson.com/

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 1-828-350-8158 (US), glassonyonpr@gmail.com

Friday, April 5, 2024

Prog Ensemble Cymbalic Encounters Featuring Drummer Mark Murdock To Release New Album “Eclipsis”

Cymbalic Encounters new album “Eclipsis” coincides with the solar eclipse of 2024. Guest artists include bassist Dave Sturt from Gong and Prog guitarist Fernando Perdomo.

Mark says, “There are some elements  of electronica that made their way onto some of the tracks, which modernize the 'Cymbalic' sound, yet the material still retains the 'Encounters' essence.”

Eclipsis” Track List:
The Penumbra Shadow
Echo, Delta, Charlie
At the Drop of the Bowler Hat
Afterlife Theme Park
Eclipsis
Futuristic Skylines
Electromagnetic Interference
Chinatown
Disruption of the Order
The Nectar of Immortality

Mark Murdock/drums/synthesizers/fretless bass synth
Fernando Perdomo/guitar on  1 & 3
Dave Sturt/fretless bass on 1 & 7
Joe Berger/lead guitar on 8, 9  & 10
Tim Pepper/vocal on 6
Charles Lambiase/fretless bass on 8, 9 & 10
Daniel Kubota/guitar on 4

Recorded in Cyber Space: Tokyo, NYC and the U.K.

All song  compositions by Mark Murdock
All Rights Reserved 2024

Eclipsis” is available on Bandcamp: https://cymbalicencounters.bandcamp.com/album/eclipsis

Contact: cymbalicencounters@gmail.com

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158 (USA), glassonyonpr@gmail.com

Guitarist Fernando Perdomo Announces New Solo Album “Self” CD and Digital Release – June 14, 2024

Spirit Of Unicorn Music are pleased to announce the release of ”Self”, the new solo album from guitarist Fernando Perdomo.

Perdomo is best known for being a member of The Dave Kerzner Band, Marshall Crenshaw’s touring band, as well as having a number of other side projects. He was also a featured guitarist in the movie Echo In The Canyon, where he plays alongside Jakob Dylan, Fiona Apple, Beck, Norah Jones and Brian Wilson.

However “Self” sees Perdomo take on all writing, performing and production duties himself, being solely responsible for the creation, evolution and recording of every note and lyric on the album. Perdomo comments “‘Self’ is not just an album. It is a definition of who I am. It is the most complete statement I have ever made as a recording artist.”

With influences as broad as Todd Rundgren, YES, Emitt Rhodes, Paul McCartney and Jason Falkner, this beautiful collection of songs is, at times both uplifting and self-reflective.  It displays Perdomo’s enviable versatility as a musician and songwriter. The album boasts pop/rock songs, melancholy ballads, flavors of Latin-tinged yacht rock through to finger style guitar and, of course, an eponymous epic prog composition.

Perdomo goes on to say “‘Self’ is the most eclectic album I have ever made. It is truly a full representation of what I can accomplish using the studio as an instrument of intense creativity and a tool for self-realization”.

“Self” is mixed and mastered by Grammy Award winning Zach Ziskin.

Watch the video for “Searching For Myself”: https://youtu.be/Gd9AWcsAHpA?si=HN0AHgHdK9PYbbHQ

Pre-orders for “Self” can be placed now via Cherry Red Records: https://www.cherryred.co.uk/fernando-perdomo-self-cd

photo by Myriam Santos

Track Listing:
1. Searching For Myself (4:11)
2. Who I Really Am (4:10)
3. Everything Leads To Now (2:54)
4. Optimist Prime (2:13)
5. Absolute Silence (2:21)
6. All Of Us Under The Same Moon (2:19)
7. Self (19:42)

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 1-828-350-8158, glassonyonpr@gmail.com