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Our third, Temporal Chaos, looks like it will be ready in almost all online retailers by mid-July or before. After 5 years since the last album, we’re kinda excited about this one!
Very happy to report the new place, now dubbed Black Duck Studio, has been completed. Now comes the wiring, some new equipment, and break-in. However, the studio is usable for mixing now. Relief.
After selling earlier this year, Blake packed up the New York house and moved to Colorado. Once in the Centennial state, Blake had one more home sale (and another) move to get to the final destination about one hour north of Denver. Unfortunately, all the selling, moving, and settling processes knocked the studio TCP relies on out of commission for the year. A studio will be required to be built at the new location.
The band continues to make slow progress toward a third album. Presumably we could expect the new release to occur sometime in 2014. Toward that end, song candidates and status so far are as follows:The Forces - Wright - 6:17 - CompleteIn the Flame - Arpino - 11:07 - CompleteFantasize (Part 1) - Wright - 7:15 - Complete Fantasize (Part 2) - Wright - 4:50 - Complete Impetus - Arpino - 9:44 - CompleteCome Alive - Wright - 7:19 - CompleteEnigma (Headscratcher) - Tobias - 4:08 - CompleteBuzzsaw the Night - Wright - 4:21 - In progressKeep Me With You - Arpino - 9:41 est. - In progressForest of Lovelies - Tarnecky - 9:15 est. - In progressChrysalis - Wright - 5:45 est. - In progress
All words - Henry Tarnecky
TCP composer, guitarist and drummer, Jack Wright, along with TCP guest bassist, Tom Shiben, play key roles in the release of E. Doctor Smith’s album entitled Quantum. Be sure to check it out.
TCP vocalist Henry Tarnecky paid a visit to Jeff Hodges (10T Records, Man on Fire) at his Charleston Sound recording studio in South Carolina.
Our best guess is that guest vocalist Nicole Tarnecky will have an expanded role on TCP’s upcoming third album. So far she appears in the new song, Fantasize (part 2), a two part epic composed by Jack Wright. And she’s currently tracking some lead vocals on a new Glenn Arpino piece, entitled Impetus.
We’ve posted a second HD video (720p) based on music visualization for Ambiance for the Active Mind. The song style and mood make it especially suitable for visualizations. here.
Based on an excerpt of the song In the Movie of You, this video is a slide show centered on the black & white era of film, and the larger than life stars of the past. here.
Its not too often we can get together in one place as a band, so it was great to be able jam and BS in The Womb (Glenn’s studio) for a day. In the music department, all sorts of sounds transpired including riffy things, spacey stuff, a version of an older song that gave off a David Bowie flavor, blues rock, and lots of spontaneous ad-libbing on vocals. Never can tell what will happen in sessions like these. We want to thank John Balducci, an excellent drummer and friend, who showed up later and drummed all night with the band. See sidebar pictures TCP in The Womb..
The band is once again honored for its Fantastic Dreamer album. This time the infamous UK podcaster, “Eppy”, includes TCP in his Best of 2011 list in Episode #80 of his wonderfully well produced Epileptic Gibbon show. here
A most talented special guest bassist and friend, Tom Shiben, has finished recording on a song called Come Alive. This will be Tom’s third appearance on a TCP album. If we treat him well, he just might be back for a forth.
During the pre-release of Fantastic Dreamer in mid-2011, the staff writers at Sea of Tranquility (SoT) were among the first to review the album. In these round-table reviews, astoundingly, the album was rated 5 out of 5 stars by all three writers. In January 2012, the SoT staff music writers submitted their annual Best Albums of 2011 selections. TCP was honored to be on four different writer lists. We sincerely thank SoT and all the reviewers involved! The four writers who submitted Fantastic Dreamer as part of their Best Albums of 2011:
10T announced the pending release of TCP’s sophomore album describing it as “deftly blending elements of classic-era and modern progressive rock, the nine tracks that make up Fantastic Dreamer showcase a haunting and emotive blend of vocals with layers of soaring guitar and keyboard passages which often ride a shifting and complex rhythm section.” see album review quotes
Henry narrated a four song album preview of TCP’s Fantastic Dreamer album, due out April 2011 on Mixposure’s Saturday Night Rocks internet radio show. This is the core 28 minute audio narration intermixed with the featured songs. It’s great way to get a feel for the album and insight on how it was created....
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Progressive music is musical freedom. In some ways it can be considered the Anti-Pop ; a revolt against the notion that music should be made to fit some formulaic need for the chronically impatient general populace, or should be fully absorbed on the first listen. In this respect, progressive is more akin to classical composition than to radio friendly songs the broadcast industry has pushed for so long.