"Enjoying music in a new way with every next listen is exciting. I had a video tasting from your website. The bluesy Million Miles Away is just my cup of tea. I'll return for more flavours. The visual art perfectly compliments sound. Keep it…"
Art Rock, Neo-Prog, Progressive Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Symphonic Rock
After spending 30 years playing for the biggest names in progressive rock... Marillion, Transatlantic and Kino... PETE TREWAVAS puts out his first "solo" project with his good friend Eric Blackwood.
The difference between this and Pete's other projects is that for the first time ever... Pete is not just playing bass and the random acoustic guitar.
In Edison's Children Pete takes on Lead Guitar, Keys, Drum Programming, Engineering, Producing and even Lead Vocals at times, going back and forth on instrumentation with Eric Blackwood.
With the album completed and ready for mix, Pete and Eric invited a couple of their very best friends to become a part of the project.
Marillion's Steve Hogarth, Ian Mosley, Steve Rothery and Mark Kelly would all join in, putting their stamp on different songs.
Andy Ditchfield of DeeExpus also joins in on the finale of "The Awakening" ... a 16 1/2 minute epic crescendo of the album joining with Mark Kelly and Steve "h" Hogarth on vocals.
In The Last Waking Moments... finds Robin Boult playing some very heavy rhythm guitars behind Eric Blackwoods final lead guitar in the triumphant ending as well as joining Marillion's Mike Hunter in the Mixdown of the new 72 minute concept CD which takes you on a wild and haunting ride.
John Mitchell joins on for mixdown of the bands new EP "A Million Miles Away" ... the single release of the unique quirky song that is the first major single off this record. The new EP features 4 all new songs including "Haunted Memories".
Influences or Favorite Bands
This album was intended to be listened several times with some really good headphones. The mixes were done with new technology but embracing the old style of Pink Floyd... there are lots of sonic elements in this record that you may not hear the first time you listen, but everytime you listen... you may hear something new that you've never heard before. This is a "grower". This album was not intended for the listener "to get it" in the first listen, but by the 4th or 5th... may just become one of your favorite albums ever.
There are elements of old prog with nods to PFM and Caravan and Gentle Giant... the new direction of progressive rock ala the Tree and Riverside and to some of the great alternative Rock Bands today in Tool, Chevelle and the Deftones.
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The new solo album by Pete Trewavas (Transatlantic / Marillion) and Eric Blackwood (Sunblister / Eric Blackwood Band).
Enjoying music in a new way with every next listen is exciting. I had a video tasting from your website. The bluesy Million Miles Away is just my cup of tea. I'll return for more flavours. The visual art perfectly compliments sound. Keep it shining, Edison's Children! :)
Pete, Thanks for accepting my Power of Prog invite! It means so much that you are interested in my music, too. I hope you like it. I am trying to spread it worldwide hoping it will be enjoyed indefinitely. I have no cd, but my songs are Free Downloads (256Kbps) for listening through powerofprog.com/profile/LenRice or www.ReverbNation.com/LenRice . Share with friends! Thanks again & keep up your great work! Your Friend & Fan, Len
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