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Buy the entire album: you get a 20TH BONUS TRACK, "Everdawn Deconstructed" which is a 13 minute interview/discussion about the making of and inspirations behind the album Everdawn. You get an amazing 56 page bonus CD booklet in PDF format WITH lyrics, liner notes, photos, 6 pipe music scores that I composed. It is simply gorgeous. AND currently, you don't get the booklet with ANY other digital music store purchase... so that is food for thought. Thank you!
This project is a concept album, created during February Album Writer's Month 2016. Originally 15 tracks were created in 29 days. The 14th track, "Azhbelgorrath's Fall" was a monstrous, 20 minute track. It was decided after FAWM to break it down into 3 parts, and so "Trials of Darkmountain" and "Winding Corridors" became tracks 14 and 15. Track 16 became "Azhbelgorrath's Fall". The original Track 15 became Track 17, the epilogue, called "Monarch". Tracks 18 and 19 are derivatives of work created during FAWM, and were created during the summer of 2016. Track 20 is a 13 minute bonus track which discusses the making of this album...
This is a genre which I can slip into very easily. A veteran of Advanced Dungeons & Dragons, going all the way back to 1977, for many years I enjoyed creating stories and scenarios as a Dungeon Master, and player... to me this is like musical Dungeon Mastering. It is part fantasy, part myth, and definitely rolls in a similar vein to many of the stories we have heard before. The Lord of The Rings, Dragonlance, Slaine the Horned God, The Dark Elf trilogy, Monty Python's Quest for The Holy Grail, Elric of Melniboné, and so many other epic sagas. I have also played other games such as Magic the Gathering, Neverwinter Nights, and World of Warcraft, and so of course I found much inspiration there as well...
This album has been a great pleasure to create and I am personally quite happy with how it turned out. To me it is like a soundtrack to a tale which has so much potential for a sequel. Working with apps like Fugue Machine, Thumbjam, KORG Gadget, Korg iM1, Animoog, Audioshare, Audiobus, AUFX PeakQ, Beatmakker 2, THOR and others, along with a perfectly timed update of Garageband for iOS, the workflow was smooth and easy. I never thought it possible to generate so much music over such a short period of time, as in the past, but with the tools now available in iOS, a music creator can easily get it done with a decent amount of effort.
Whenever I create a concept album, there is a departure from what I usually do. I think this album and its sounds definitely reflect that in many ways. I hope you enjoy Everdawn and its characters as much as I did enjoy creating them and sharing them with you. I truly believe there is more to say on the subject of Everdawn, and so stay tuned...
released September 6, 2016
All Highland Bagpipes, Scottish Smallpipes, Irish Whistles, Vocals, Narration, AND all iOS Sounds assembled & tracked by Jeff McCarthy
Real live bird sounds recorded in the park aka The Peninsula, Lachine Quebec.
Album Meticulously Mixed & Mastered at BearCave Studios Montreal using Logic Pro X.
Thanks to all who back me, support me and encourage me, you are great people, and trust me, the respect goes both ways.
CUMHA NA THA SIBH. You can call it "électrocelte", electronic-celtic-alternative indierock fusion. I use iPad & a wide
variety of great iOS apps to make my music. I wear a kilt daily, play highland pipes, border pipes, Irish Whistles, & am a prolific composer/writer & singer of new tunes & songs. My inspirations include Martyn Bennett, Rare Air & Gordon Duncan.