Another great review of my new album, The Antechamber of Being Part 2, the second part in a trilogy of concept albums based on my lifelong experiences with lucid dreaming feat Simone Rossetti, Arjen Lucassen, Phil Allen and Bekah Comrie:)
"...the album's longest tracks prove to be the most fulfilling. 'Intervention' is driven by an infectious riff that brings to mind Marillion's Heart of Lothian, whilst 'The Probability Of Improbability' has a certain grandeur thanks to Allen's stately guitar, and the engaging voice of Mhairi Bekah Comrie."
Reviews of Barock Project - Detachment, Citizen Cain's Stewart Bell - The Antechamber Of Being (Part 2), Borderline Syndrome - Synapses, IT - We're All In This Together, Jack O’ The Clock - Repetitions of the Old City - 1, Rog Patterson - Flightless!
A briiliant in-depth review on The Progressive Aspect. Particularly brilliant in its comparison of my latest album to one of my all time favourites - "The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway" :)
"Rossetti’s Peter Gabriel-like voice sometimes makes the music feel like it could have come from The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway, but despite this particularly heavy and recurring Genesis reference, Stewart does a good job in ensuring that there is variety and interest in the music throughout, and despite the obvious ’70s influences there is often a more modern edge."
"The subject matter is intriguing enough but it is delivered with crackling energy and drive through well staged set pieces and instrumental flights of fancy with a rock opera edge..."
"W.I.L.D" - from the new album The Antechamber of Being (part 2) featuring Simone Rossetti from The Watch, Ayreon’s Arjen Lucassen, Bekah Comrie from Grace & Legend and Citizen Cain’s Phil Allen.
When we were younger my brother and I developed a new technique for entering dreams aware. It involved simply staying focused on our body - specifically our arms - as we drifted off to sleep. This music video for the song, "W.I.L.D", recounts my first attempt at this method which went horribly wrong!
Rude Awakening - from the new album "The Antechamber Of Being part 2"
When external sounds, feelings, tastes and smells permeate the veil of sleep they can influence the dream world in strange and often humorous ways and, of course, ultimately pull us back to our body. In this music video for "Rude Awakening" I take a light hearted look at a couple of scenarios where this has happenened to me in the past :)
Here's a recent video interview i did with Profil prog in Canada talking about the new album. A Kevin Bridges line always springs to mind when I hear myself on video.
"...no matter how hard you try to enunciate and use proper English there's always someone who says, 'I saw you on the television last night but I didn't quite understand everything you said, you have a rather thick Scottish accent,' while your mates back in Scotland are saying, "we saw you on the telly last night, ye were talking like a right bender!'..." You canny win :)