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Offline Andy Edwards

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Just as your waiting for a new Frost album to arrive...
« on: August 07, 2014, 07:10:59 PM »
....another Andy Edwards album comes along!

https://andyedwards.bandcamp.com/album/sodium

SODIUM by Andy Edwards

Some of you here may remember I released an email only album in 2008 called 'Progressive' which featured some material I intended for release on an album which I wanted to call 'Sodium'

Now, finally, I have managed to get all the material together for this album and get this up on Bandcamp

It features a really incredible keyboardist called Dave Woodhouse who played with Quantic and sadly died in 2010. Check him out on the tracks 'Sodium' and 'Ridiculous Grasp' and you will see what a mega-talent he was.

I have been using bandcamp to release a load of recordings I have made over the last 10-15 years and I have enjoyed the process very much. At the moment I'm working on a major Prog release which will be properly recorded and feature some amazing Prog musicians, but it is interesting to be able to also release stuff like this, stuff that a Prog label would never touch.
I deliberately put difficult material up on bandcamp, it seems a conducive place for such stuff. I was talking today to a friend who has released very commercial stuff on bandcamp and sold nothing and he was surprised that people were listening to my difficult music and not his. That's quite exciting, isn't it?


I was also interested to read the 'Good old days' thread. As I am no longer a member of Frost I can offer no opinion about this but I like the discussion about releasing material bit by bit.
Do we need to release albums anymore? I think it's better to release a track at a time. Do we need to have bands? The Internet makes it so easy to collaborate why would you want tie yourself down to one set of musicians?
I think also now we can see that the fans own a part of the band as well as the band itself. This forum is evidence of that. By getting out there and promoting bands you like you actually play a massive part in the development of a band.

So please have a listen to my album, and if you like it tell your friends!

All the best

TBE

Ps. Looking forward to seeing some of you on Sunday.

Offline JakeWorrell

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Re: Just as your waiting for a new Frost album to arrive...
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2014, 11:12:51 PM »
Sounds great Andy! Some great playing to be heard.

I think the idea of releasing music piecemeal is something that has nowhere near reached its full potential.

I'm not sure whether this is a new idea or not, but I recently had the idea of an "episodic" album. Rather than release 12 tracks after a year of hard slog you might release 2 tracks a month for 6 months, and then offer the album in its entirety at the end all remixed and remastered if necessary. The music then becomes the episodes and the album is like the box set. I could see this working particularly well for a concept album (hint hint Godfrey ;)).

See you on Sunday!
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Re: Just as your waiting for a new Frost album to arrive...
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2014, 11:39:07 AM »
Ooh, I recognise some stuff from "Progressive" in there.
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Re: Just as your waiting for a new Frost album to arrive...
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2014, 08:06:28 PM »
Cheers for posting theses albums, Andy.

It's a shame that labels won't go for this type of stuff because it really is interesting to listen to.

Looking forward to your next release, whatever it may be.  :)
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Re: Just as your waiting for a new Frost album to arrive...
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2014, 12:50:10 AM »
Great stuff. I had a listen last week and looking forward to a second. It's great to hear all the stuff you've been getting up to, and it's good to put challenging stuff out there. :)