I've designed some t-shirts/ sweatshirts to help raise some money for the next stage in my latest project entitled The Antechamber Of Being which includes a trilogy of lucid dreaming themed concept albums, 2 storybooks, an EP plus accompanying art-books. So far I've completed two of the albums, a storybook and an art-book and I am currently working on the EP and the new storybook. Buying one or more of these unique t-shirts/ sweatshirts will go a long way to helping with the ongoing costs. Check out the fundraising campaign below :)
You can also contribute directly to my Paypal account, please get in touch for details.
Here's a music video I made of a track from my last album featuring Arjen Lucassen, Phil Allen and myself. Entitled The Cupboard Of Fear it tells the story of my earliest experiences with lucid dreaming at 6 years old. Those who are familiar with my storybook/ albums will know about my confrontation with the monster that lived in the cupboard at the bottom of the stairs. This light hearted mix of the song tells the rest of that story including my first ever moment of lucidity within dreams - accompanied by illustrations and animations from the storybook. "Yum, yum, here I come!!"
"Rude Awakening (Early Days Suite Pt 1)" from The Antechamber Of Being (Part 2), Stewart Bell's latest solo concept album featuring Simone Rossetti from The Watch, Ayreon’s Arjen Lucassen, Bekah Comrie from Grace & Legend and Citizen Cain’s Phil Allen.
External sounds, feelings, tastes and smells can permeate the veil of sleep, influence the dream world and even pull us back to our body. This song is a light hearted look at a couple of scenarios where this has happenened to me in the past.
This epic rock opera is available on CD - with optional special edition art/ concept/ lyric book - a very limited edition hardback art/ concept/ lyric book incl. CD or digital download from citizencain.nl/shop/
Hi everyone, I'm currently working away on a new project alongside the third part of The Antechamber Of Being trilogy. More news coming soon. Meanwhile can I ask anyone, who hasn't already, to subscribe to our youtube channel please. Numbers of subscribers, views, likes, shares etc seems to be a big part of the music industry these days and our channel's currently sitting at a paltry 138 subscribers. I'm sure we have more fans than that! We need all the support we can get given the current state of affairs for artists recording and trying to sell music. Thanks for your support everyone and feel free to enjoy this music video I produced for the track Time Dilation from my last album :)
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 :)