Prog music artist Leon Alvarado will be releasing his new album “Charging The Electric Dream” on December 15th! According to Leon, “‘Charging The Electric Dream’ is a very personal record without any collaborators or guest musicians. If I were to describe it, I would say that it is an album of what I like to call headphone music, because it plays out more like a soundtrack that stimulates the listener’s imagination. Like many of my other records, you can hear my inspirations throughout the album. There are definitely nods to Brian Eno, Wendy Carlos, Tangerine Dream, Vangelis, and Jean Michel Jarre. It is not a Prog album per se, but definitely something that Prog fans can appreciate.”

Says Leon, “‘Charging The Electric Dream’ refers to revitalizing material I recorded in response to the electronic music that influenced me throughout the years.  I am giving it a new life by releasing it for the very first time.”

The music on the album was recorded periodically over a span of several decades. To reflect this, the artwork shows a collage of Leon’s face constructed of passport photos taken over many years. A video for the title track will be released concurrently. A short film titled “Outside The Dream” will follow the release.

Primarily known for his record label and music promotion artwork, in 2008 Leon Alvarado released his first album, “Plays Genesis and Other Original Stuff” as an ode to one of his favorite bands. Since then, he has released several records and worked alongside an impressive list of well-known musicians such as Rick Wakeman, Bill Bruford, Billy Sherwood, Jon Davison (Yes), John Goodsall (Brand X), Trey Gunn (King Crimson), Tony Levin (Peter Gabriel, KC), Jerry Marotta, (Peter Gabriel), John Helliwell (Supertramp), Tony Franklin (The Firm), Johnny Bruhns, (Circa), Edoardo Scordo, Damian Darlington (Brit Floyd), Ty Tabor (King’s X) to name a few.

Leon’s musical output can be categorized as a blend of Prog Rock with Ambient, some Classical, and a measure of Fusion. Each piece, as well as his library as a whole, is a constantly evolving musical landscape that can simultaneously embrace the listener in familiarity while embarking on exciting and experimental journeys of sound. 

Release date: December 15, 2022 
Leon Alvarado all instruments 
Engineered by Leon Alvarado 
Engineering Assistance by John Douglass 
Mastering by Maor Appelbaum 
Label: Melodic Revolution Records 

Tracklist
1. Alternate Frequencies 05:51
2. Megapolis 07:43
3. Space Glitter 04:03
4. Orion 05:01
5. The Rising Sun 05:17
6. The Electric Dream 04:07 
7. Outside The Dream 05:50

To purchase: https://leonalvarado.bandcamp.com/album/chasing-the-electric-dream

Previous Releases
Launch Overture (Alternate Edit) – 2016
The Future Left Behind – 2016
Persistence – 2015 
2014 Music From An Expanded Universe – 2014
Strangers In Strange Places – 2014
Plays Genesis and Other Original Stuff – 2019

FollowLeon Alvarado 
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YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/leonalvarado

Melodic Revolution Records Online:
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