Blood Like Red is the 3rd track from the 2014 Music From An Expanded Universe album. The video features Leon Alvarado on Keyboards and Drums. Trey Gunn (King Crimson, The Security Project) on Warr Guitar and Bass and Jerry Marotta (Peter Gabriel, Hall & Oates) on Taos Drums percussion. Produced by Leon Alvarado, Engineered by Leon Alvarado, Trey Gunn and Mastered by Andy Jackson
For years I had wanted to add visuals to what it is one of my favorite pieces from my music. Leon Alvarado
Leon Alvarado is Texas-based prog drummer, keyboardist, composer, and illustrator, Alvarado has recorded with many talented musicians including Bill Bruford (Gong, Yes, Genesis, Earthworks), John Goodsall (Brand X, Fire Merchants), Trey Gunn (King Crimson), Jerry Marotta (Peter Gabriel, Hall & Oates, Paul McCartney), Billy Sherwood (Yes, Asia), Rick Wakeman and Tony Levin.
On the graphics front I have done album covers and touring materials for bands such as Brand X, Genesis, Phil Collins, Jethro Tull, Jeff Beck, Peter Gabriel, Roger Waters, The Australian Pink Floyd Show, and King’s X.
A Critics Point of View
This is not one of those balls-to-walls prog-rock affairs. For instance on “Blood Like Red,” the artists execute a slowly moving and budding rock pulse, steered by Gunn’s prominent bass lines, in support of the leader’s polytonal voicings, sounding somewhere in between a mellotron and synth strings type soundscape. Moreover, Alvarado layers a tabla vibe to incorporate a world music background into the mix, followed by Gunn’s stinging and crunchy Warr guitar notes. All About Jazz
“Blood Like Red” starts and ends with atmospheric wind effects with the middle brimming with Alvarado’s spacier synth exploits and Gunn’s textural Warr guitar crunch. It is here the band really gets into a full but subtle groove. Jon Neudorf – Sea of Tranquility
Includes 15 official releases plus previously unreleased and little known material!
London – A Summerfold Records reissue, Bill Bruford’s ‘Earthworks Complete’is a spectacular 20CD/4DVD box set of the entire back catalogue across Earthworks’ 20-year career. Includes previously unreleased and little known material.
What’s in the box?
15 titles on 20 CDs and 4 DVDs document the 20 year history from 1987 to 2006 of one of the UK’s brightest, most travelled and best loved young jazz ensembles.
Featuring Bill Bruford with Iain Ballamy, Django Bates, Patrick Clahar, Laurence Cottle, Tim Garland, Steve Hamilton, Tim Harries, Mark Hodgson, Mick Hutton, Gwilym Simcock.
All audio, visual and print materials compiled and curated by Bill Bruford.
Additional original artwork by award-winning illustrator, photographer and filmmaker Dave McKean.
Orders via Cherry Red and Burning Shed include a postcard of Dave McKean’s artwork, hand signed by Bill Bruford, while stocks last
1. Earthworks 2. Dig? 3. All Heaven Broke Loose 4. Stamping Ground- Live 5. A Part, and Yet Apart 6. The Sound of Surprise 7. Footloose and Fancy Free (2CD) 8. Random Acts of Happiness 9. Footloose in NYC (2CD & 1DVD set) 10. A Video Anthology Volume 1: 2000s (2CD & 1DVD set) 11. A Video Anthology Volume 2: 1990s (2CD & 1DVD set) 12. Earthworks Underground Orchestra 13. Earthworks in Santiago, Chile (1CD & 1DVD set: previously unreleased video) 14. From Conception to Birth (17 short tracks showing the process from demo to master, with explanatory notes from Bill Bruford) 15. Heavenly Bodies Expanded (2CD “best of” collection across the entire catalogue, with explanatory notes from Bill Bruford)
What do people say?
A tremendous treasure trove of material known and previously unheard. (All About Jazz).
This is a heady concoction indeed, and one which joyously breaks down all sorts of musical barriers in its path. (The Times, London)
It mixes up styles, moods and meters as effortlessly as it ignores musical boundaries. (Wall St. Journal)
Earthworks makes jazz out of just about anything handy… (Jazziz)
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