Much to the anticipation of prog fans worldwide, 2014 Music from an Expanded Universe by Leon Alvarado was released today. For the EP Leon enlisted the guitar skills of Trey Gunn (King Crimson), the masterful drumming of Jerry Marotta (Peter Gabriel, Orleans & Hall and Oates) and the ambient music duo known as “Cyber Zen Sound Engine.” Mastered by: Andy Jackson (Pink Floyd & Roger Waters)
According to Leon, “The whole idea of the CD started by the need to put out some new product in between full albums. It had been a long time since I had put out new music and I decided to make sure I released something in 2014. What drove me to take the path I took was my wanting to work with some of the King Crimson guys on new music.
Once the project started to take shape I kicked around some ideas regarding the packaging visuals. I have always liked the out-of-this-world look of the artwork by the recently departed Swiss artist H.R. Giger and I thought something with that sort of flavor would give the thing an air of futuristic surrealism. I think in a strange sort of way it suits the music. The actual song titles got settled in at the end of the project with the exception of ‘Blood Like Red’ which is in a way an homage to King Crimson’s music.
I am consciously trying to move forward with my music while expanding the catalog with something that is fresh with creative ideas and the creative input from some very talented and well-respected musicians.”
“2014 Music From An Expanded Universe” is an EP featuring five new tracks:
1. Irreverence Part I
2 The 2014 Microcosm
3. Blood Like Red, Irreverence Part II
All songs by Leon Alvarado except track 1 by Leon Alvarado and Trey Gunn
Produced by: Leon Alvarado
Engineered by: Leon Alvarado and Trey Gunn
Mastered by: Andy Jackson
Original cover art: Synergy Design/Leon Alvarado
Artwork dedicated to the memory of Hans Rudolph Giger.
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For Additional Information:
Official Website: http://www.leonplaysmusic.com
Melodic Revolution Records: http://mrrmusic.com/leon-alvarado/