Discussion in 'Progressive Rock' started by JethroZepFloyd, Nov 8, 2005.
Great DVD anyhow
DREAM THEATER's JORDAN RUDESS Releases 'All That Is Now' Piano Album
Jordan Rudess, best known as the keyboardist/multi-instrumentalist extraordinaire for the Grammy-nominated prog rock band DREAM THEATER, has released his latest solo piano recording, "All That Is Now". The album contains 13 pieces, composed and performed by Jordan on his favorite instrument, a 9-foot Steinway concert grand piano. The album was created as part of a PledgeMusic crowdsourcing campaign in which almost 1,000 fans pledged between $10 to $5,000 in exchange for updates on his recording process and a battery of prizes ranging from private lessons to backstage passes. The PledgeMusic campaign also raised money for Rudess' upcoming orchestral album which will be released early in 2014.
Says Rudess: "This album is very close to my heart. For years, I searched until I found the instrument of my dreams that would be the perfect extension of my musical thought, playing literally every piano I could find all over the world. I found my concert grand seven years ago and, ever since, my deepest musical connection occurs when I play my Steinway. It is my lifetime goal to purely translate the music in my mind, to my hands and then onto the keyboard. This album captures the magic of that connection. The recording was done simply in the piano room of my house using just my Steinway D and Earthworks microphones. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did creating it."
In addition to his solo piano CD, "All That Is Now", Rudess has also released a Wizdom Music interactive iOS app, Jordan Rudess Explores, which enables an interactive aural and visual experience with the music from the CD. Jordan Rudess Explores was created by Jordan with developer Joe Zobkiw to explore the intersection between the traditional and electronic world we all live in.
In addition to playing in DREAM THEATER, Rudess, voted "Best Keyboardist of All Time" by Music Radar magazine, is the pesident of a successful music app development company Wizdom Music, creators of award-winning apps such as MorphWiz, SampleWiz, and Geo Synthesizer.
Jordan has worked with a wide range of artists including LMR, his newest side project with Tony Levin and Marco Minneman; LIQUID TENSION EXPERIMENT; David Bowie; Steven Wilson; Aviv Geffen; DIXIE DREGS; Rod Morgenstein; Enrique Iglesias; Tony Williams; Jan Hammer; and the PAUL WINTER CONSORT.
DREAM THEATER's self-titled album was released this fall on Roadrunner Records.
The band will begin a whirlwind 14-month world tour in January, 2014. Their full-length concert DVD, "Live At Luna Park", released last month went immediately to #1 on the Music DVD chart.
"All That Is Now" track listing:
01. Flash Of Hope
02. Pacific Waves
03. Spectral Haze
04. A Last Goodbye
05. State Of Being
06. Flying Into Blue
07. A Thousand Years
09. The Telling
10. Altitude High
11. The Untouchable Truth
12. Looking Beyond
13. Eye Wonder
When Dream And Day Unite
I hear at some stage about every other DT album but not too much of their first album. I think its better than some of the material like Falling Into Infinity and Train of Thought.
I have always loved 'Another Day' from 'Images and Words'. It is by far my favourite Dream Theater song. But other than that, I simply cannot get into this band's music! And I have tried. A lot. I have listened to many of their epic high speed prog classics like Metropolis, Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence, Trial of Tears and what not. I can admire their masterful precision playing but the music and vocals do nothing for me. Is there anything similar to Another Day that I can try listening to?
I'd have to revisit all their albums to come up with a meaningful suggestion, from the sound of it you're just not a fan of DT. I understand a lot of people feel the same way, and if I don't like a vocalist then I can't get into a band either RATM and RHCP being two that come to mind right off.
I came late to the DT party but once I sat down and listened to them I was a fan instantly.
I was also a late comer to DT and a friend copied a load of their albums onto CD and I saw them twice and was impressed. I have purchased a few of the albums and then I bought the last one and I was not that impressed, just wasn't heavy or proggy enough for me and just sounded like they had gone more mainstream.
Same here I was a bit of a late comer to DT's sound. I think it was the Images and Words album that got me proper into the band. Love the new album still but albums like Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence are still for me their peak work.
Cleaned up the DT thread for everyone
Love this album. There's some great material on here, especially contributions from Kevin Moore - Light the Fuse and Get Away and Only a Matter of Time.
I like raw debut albums from bands that go on to great things. It's interesting to hear them in their most basic form with a lot of energy and youthful excitement.
The 15th anniversary 'official bootleg' release is cool too.
Yeah its probably their most underrated album.
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