Jordan Rudess also leads a life away from Dream Theater. The keyboard player is a real workhorse. When he's not in the Prog Metal pioneers' class, he tinkers with his own material and records it. If necessary also parallel to his obligations with the band. Now Rudess has released his 14th studio album "Wired For Madness", with which he again enters unknown territory.
Adventure! Risk! When Jordan Rudess talks about his new solo album, he often speaks these words. And the 62-year-old really didn't play it safe with the recording of "Wired For Madness". The man needs a change. He didn't have that with his main band Dream Theater in the studio lately. Their current recording "Distance Over Time" is supposed to reconcile the old fanbase, is a security, a back-to-the-roots album. As a solo artist, however, the keyboarder once again breaks new ground: "When I write for my projects, I embark on a journey into my very own acoustic world. It creates a unique, very special stylistic mix."
The fans already know that. Unlike Dream Theater, Rudess likes to turn his "other side" on his own account, allowing for more classical influences, experimenting with jazz parts or electronic music and indulging in extensive improvisations. When he writes, he lets anything come to his mind. He has also incorporated much of this into his eight new pieces. The album title "Wired For Madness" is program! "I just wanted to produce an album that would really include everything that goes on in my musical pear - from epic prog to blues."
In 1997 the French singer/keyboarder/guitarist Pierre Emberger (Blue Orange Karma) tried his hand at a rock opera with "Shambhalla". His latest work with his band Freegh, a conceptual work of the same name, is also ambitious. This is based on the book "Berichte von Astralreisen".
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eclipsed is a music magazine based in Aschaffenburg and has been on the German market since 2000. It is aimed at friends of sophisticated rock music who want to go on a new acoustic voyage of discovery month after month.
eclipsed deals in detail with the rock greats of the 60s and 70s in the areas of art rock, prog, psychedelic, blues, classic, hard rock and much more as well as with the current scene in these areas.