I am finally finishing the mixing of my new Dimaension X album! I'm just giving it a final critical listen, and will start posting it very soon. It's in the vein of the last two albums (Brain Tree Split and Dark Spaces), very synth and sci-fi oriented, with song titles thematically created from a neat game called Ghost/Echo, which was developed by John Harper of One.Seven Design Studio. Here's the proposed album cover, based HEAVILY on some of the images directly from the game.
If you're a fan of bands like Zombi or Goblin, you'll probably like the music. I wanted to keep it pretty simple, just good fun electronic rock that you can have playing in the background while you're typing away at work, or whatever. Sounds good on long car trips. No lyrics or singing to get in the way. You know, typical Dimaension x music. Might sound cool in headphones late at night in the dark, too.
I'm only playing a few actual guitar solos on this one. I'm trying to focus more on a mood or atmosphere, while keeping it rocking and fun. Maybe the next album will be more "guitar" oriented, but I really like working with the combination of synth and guitar. And trying to create "songs" where the guitar and synths play a melody together. It's just where I am artistically. And let's face it, I'm not exactly a "shredding" guitarist, so my idea of a solo is a bit different right now. It's more about trying to create a "sound" that works with the music, rather than showing off my "skillz."
I'm also trying out a whole bunch of different guitar tones on this one. I didn't just stick to just one guitar or amp. I used most of my guitars for different parts, and combined my various effects toys, like my Yamaha THR-10 amp, and both my Tech21 pedals (the RK5 and Cali Fly Rig). All recorded though my Focusrite Scarlett 2i2. And I think I used my Joyo Vintage Overdrive a bit here and there to "goose" the guitar signal a bit.
So I'll post again once it's up and available for download and streaming.
And more music will be in the works this spring.