Leon Alvarado‎ Re-visits “2014 Music From An Expanded Universe” with New Music Video for Blood Like Red

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.
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Peter Gabriel Joins Spotify

According to Peter Gabriel’s website.

As of Friday 18 May, Peter Gabriel ’s solo catalog will begin to be available on the streaming platform Spotify. It is the first time that Peter’s studio albums have been available in their entirety on the service.

Available to stream now are Peter’s first four self-titled solo albums and his triumvirate of two-letter word albums So, Us and Up. In addition to these are the German language versions of his third and fourth solo albums, ein deutsches album and deutsches album, as well as the Best of albums Shaking the Tree and Hit.

Amongst these albums are many of Peter’s best-loved songs including Solsbury Hill, In Your Eyes, Sledgehammer, Shock the Monkey, Don’t Give Up, Biko, Games Without Frontiers, Here Comes the Flood, Digging in the Dirt, Signal to Noise and Sky Blue.

Over the next few months further album titles including Scratch My Back, New Blood, OVO, Passion, Birdy, Long Walk Home, Plays Live and more will all be made available.

We’ll keep you updated as the roll-out of albums progresses.

For now, why not have a look at Peter’s updated Spotify profile and give it a FOLLOW to receive notifications of all newly added releases.

There are also a number of playlist options for you to choose from that will be expanded and updated over the following months.

Peter Gabriel New Music Video The Veil

The Veil by Peter Gabriel is featured in, and was written especially for, the Oliver Stone movie SNOWDEN.

Video directed by Kurt Mattila.
Production Company: Weiward.

Considered a hero by some, and a traitor by others, SNOWDEN is the epic story of whistle-blower Edward Snowden and looks at how and why he did what he did and who he left behind.

The Veil was written and produced by Peter Gabriel and mixed by Tchad Blake.

“As we become so visible in the digital world and leave an endless trail of data behind us, exactly who has our data and what they do with it becomes increasingly important.

Snowden’s revelations shocked the world and made it very clear why we need to have some way to look over those who look over us. With increasing terrorist attacks, security is critical, but not without any accountability or oversight.

I was very happy to learn Oliver Stone had decided to make a film about Edward Snowden and believe this is a powerful and inspiring film.

Oliver takes his music very seriously and I have always enjoyed collaborating with him and [music supervisor] Budd Carr.” – Peter Gabriel

The song is out now on all digital download and streaming services

Buy on iTunes – http://smarturl.it/veilitunes
Listen on Spotify – http://smarturl.it/theveilspotify
Listen on Apple Music – http://smarturl.it/theveilapplemusic
Buy on Google Play – http://smarturl.it/theveilgplay
Buy on Amazon MP3 – http://smarturl.it/theveilamazon
Listen on Tidal – http://tidal.com/track/64457153

Peter Gabriel Releases The Veil A Single From The Forthcoming Oliver Stone Film, Snowden

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A new track from Peter called The Veil is released today (Friday 9 September 2016) on all digital download and streaming services.

iTunes   |   Apple Music   |   Spotify   |   Tidal   |   Google Play   |   Deezer

A brand new composition, The Veil features in, and was written especially for, the forthcoming Oliver Stone movie SNOWDEN.

Considered a hero by some, and a traitor by others, SNOWDEN is the epic story of whistle-blower Edward Snowden and looks at how and why he did what he did and who he left behind.

The Veil was written and produced by Peter Gabriel and mixed by Tchad Blake.

“As we become so visible in the digital world and leave an endless trail of data behind us, exactly who has our data and what they do with it becomes increasingly important.

 Snowden’s revelations shocked the world and made it very clear why we need to have some way to look over those who look over us. With increasing terrorist attacks, security is critical, but not without any accountability or oversight.

 I was very happy to learn Oliver Stone had decided to make a film about Edward Snowden and believe this is a powerful and inspiring film. 

Oliver takes his music very seriously and I have always enjoyed collaborating with him and [music supervisor] Budd Carr.” – Peter Gabriel

SNOWDEN opens in cinemas in the USA on 16 September and internationally thereafter.

The Security Project Feat. King Crimson & Peter Gabriel Members To Release “Live 2” October 21, 2016

Follow up to their acclaimed release “Live 1” includes two classic Genesis tracks!

Seattle, WA – On the heels of their critically acclaimed release “Live 1”, the Security Project will be releasing their follow-up album “Live 2” on October 21, 2016! Members of King Crimson, Shriekback and Gabriel’s original band bring these genre-less masterpieces into the 21st Century. Seattleites Trey Gunn and Michael Cozzi join esteemed drummer Jerry Marotta and NY keyboardist David Jameson to harness the core of these songs. Added to the pedigree of these players is the voice of Brian Cummins. His interpretations add haunting authenticity to the immaculate arrangements.

“Great to see some of the original members doing it the right way.” – Steve Hackett

For these recordings The Security Project is:
Michael Cozzi – Guitar, Vocals
David Jameson – Keyboards, Eigenharp
Brian Cummins – Lead Voice
Trey Gunn – Touch Guitar, Vocals
Jerry Marotta – Drums, Vocals

“The Security Project Live is a beautifully reverential and creative reinterpretation of these Peter Gabriel classics!” – Kevin Killen, engineer of Gabriel’s “So” record

Tracklisting
Family Snapshot
Moribund The Burgermeister
Humdrum
Mercy Street
Wallflower
White Shadow
Father, Son
The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway
Fly On A Windshield
On The Air

Here’s what the press have raved about the Security Project’s “Live 1”:

“Strong marks go to this unique project that will appeal to Peter Gabriel fans and progressive rock aficionados. This is a live album, but the level of musicianship among the band members makes that easy to forget until hearing the audience applause following the tracks. Writing as a Gabriel fan myself, the telling fact is that I’ll probably play Live 1 more often than I play Gabriel’s own recent reinventions.” – Jeff Elbel, IE Magazine

“The Security Project has captured not only the sonic details of Gabriel’s music but also the revered artist’s quirkiness.” – Cryptic Rock

“The Security Project expertly reimagines Peter Gabriel’s groundbreaking early output, creating an immersive experience both in performance and on its debut release Live 1. The group goes far beyond conventional tribute band territory, infusing the songs with new arrangements and elements while staying true to the spirit of the material. Gabriel enthusiasts across the board will be taken by the band’s high-octane approach full of drive, determination and energy.” – Anil Prasad, Innerviews

“What Security Project does is accomplish what’s been too long in coming: positioning Peter Gabriel’s music as repertoire. It’s clear that while the band treats Gabriel’s music with no shortage of reverence, it’s also about a more open-ended approach to the music.” – John Kelman, All About Jazz

“Somehow, like Gabriel, the Security Project’s performance strikes the right esoteric balance between the tribal groove of world music and the inscrutable logic of the best progressive rock.” – Peter Lindblad, Elmore Magazine

To purchase:
http://music.securityprojectband.com

Official website:
http://securityprojectband.com

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