Far away from the progmetal of TesseracT, DANIEL TOMPKINS experiments with new sounds on his solo debut

03. June 2019

Fernab vom Progmetal von TesseracT experimentiert DANIEL TOMPKINS auf seinem Solodebüt mit neuen Klängen

Electronic pop is a red rag for many progheads - especially when remixes come into play. Daniel Tompkins, as the singer of TesseracT one of the most important protagonists of the modern prog scene, was not prevented from steering in exactly this direction with his first solo album "Castles".

eclipsed: When did you decide you wanted to record a solo album?

Daniel Tompkins: I started writing "Castles" with my producer Eddie Head almost four years ago. But when the album was finished, I always postponed the release and also had a full tour calendar with TesseracT. It was in a folder on my computer for four years, including artwork. Only recently did I feel ready for this chapter. When I had signed with Kscope, I took it out again and reworked everything again.

eclipsed: "Castles" is stylistically very different from your previous projects. How did you determine the musical route?

Music From Time And Space Vol. 58

23. September 2015

CALIGULA'S HORSE - Marigold (6:17)
Album: Bloom (2015)
Label/Distribution: InsideOut/Universal

Already on the predecessor "The Tide, The Thief & Riverʼs End" the Australians had shown amazing maturity. But "Bloom" goes a long way further, combining the strengths of Porcupine Tree, Haken, Periphery and Opeth. Jim Grey is also once again a hot candidate for the "Singer of the Year". (RELEASE: 16.10.)


22. September 2015

Now it's getting colorful. As always, a glance at the cover is enough to get an idea of the current state of development of Tesseract. In this case this means: What began as a four-dimensional hypercube ("One") and in between formed into a sphere ("Altered State"), is now on "Polaris" a colorfully shimmering kaleidoscope.