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Bob Lord – Playland Arcade

Bob Lord is no lord as far as I know, but definitely a clever producer, composer, and bassist since time eternal, and his latest album is entitle Playland Arcade. Lord states, «For as long as I can remember, I’ve been visiting Hampton Beach on the New Hampshire seacoast. When I was a boy we would drive up and stroll along on the shore, eat fried dough, play table hockey at the arcade, and take in the sights and sounds of what was always to my young mind a satisfyingly strange, surreal, and sensational experience».

«It’s a place with a real history, in an area that has seen (or possibly seen?) everything from spaceships to witches, centuries-old massacres to mid-60s beach riots, vagrants to vacationers, and I always try to remember that I’m only witnessing it, like everything else, for a brief moment along a massive continuum. And I always wonder what will happen next».

«Now I live here in Hampton not too far from that beach, one of the biggest and most spectacular in our region, and this past Summer has been the first in my memory when I wasn’t able to visit Playland Arcade – my favorite place on the strip – to play Galaga and Centipede and complain about how I *again* got stuck with the crooked skee ball machine».

Listen to preview of Playland Arcade at Bandcamp.

Some fascinating facts about Lord,

«My work has been nominated for 3 Grammy Awards in the last 2 years.  I’ve already lost twice, trying to avoid an o-fer here. I co-produced an album with Pete Townshend of The Who. I am the music producer for Dan Brown, author of The Da Vinci Code. For the last 25 years I have bee the bassist/composer for Dreadnaught, described by Relix Magazine as the country’s best pure prog-rock combo».

The album Playland Arcade  features Jamie Perkins (The Pretty Reckless), Ed Jurdi (Band of Heathens), Duncan Watt (League Of Legends), and the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra, among others. And the full length will be out early 2021.

Track-list:

1) HEY

Bob Lord (bass, vocals, Hammond organ, percussion)

Jamie Perkins (drums, percussion)

Josh Corringham (hand claps)

Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Jon Wyman

2) YO SOY MIGUEL

Bob Lord (bass, vocals, keyboards, programming)

Jamie Perkins (drums, percussion)

Duncan Watt (Hammond organ)

Recorded by Jon Wyman and Bob Lord

Mixed and mastered by Jon Wyman

3) IN FOR THE KILL

Performed by the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra

Arranged by Bob Lord

Orchestrated by Mark Saliba

Conducted by Pavel Šnajdr

Recording produced by Vít Mužík

Recorded and engineered by Jan Košulič

Mastered by Jon Wyman

4) NIGHT SWEATS

Bob Lord (bass, keyboards, piano, percussion, programming)

Jamie Perkins (drums, percussion)

Duncan Watt (synthesizer solo)

Recorded by Jon Wyman and Bob Lord

Mixed and mastered by Jon Wyman

5) LOBSTER ROLL

Performed by the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra

Arranged and orchestrated by Mark Saliba

Conducted by Pavel Šnajdr

Recording produced by Vít Mužík

Recorded and engineered by Jan Košulič

Mastered by Jon Wyman

6) SIEGE

Bob Lord (bass, keyboards, programming)

Jamie Perkins (drums, percussion)

Duncan Watt (Hammond organ)

Eduardo Silveira (percussion)

Percussion arranged and recorded by Dayron Ortega

Recorded by Jon Wyman and Bob Lord

Mixed and mastered by Jon Wyman

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Om Ulf Backstrøm (6832 Artikler)
Mitt hovedfokus er musikk som er basert på progressiv tenking. Jeg er på ingen måte ensporet innen musikksmak, i likhet med intensjonen bak prog. Sjangerbegrepet er egentlig temmelig uinteressant annet enn til å gi en pekepinn om hva slags musikk det er snakk om i en anmeldelse. Jeg søker god musikk for å utfordre meg som lytter. God musikk til å trigge mine musikalske smaksløker, og til å sette i gang mine refleksjoner. Da er sjansen stor for at jeg utvikler meg og lærer, noe som bør være drivstoff for et hvert menneske. Fordi det å lære og utvikle seg er noe som tilfører livet en nødvendig porsjon "krydder". Slikt krydderet finner man blant annet i musikk. Ikke overraskende mener jeg at progressiv musikk har den fineste "smaken". På den annen side kan musikk med eller uten progressive elementer være godt nok til hverdags. Til fest derimot holder bare rendyrket prog! Må jo også få med at jeg rimelig kritisk, og jeg mener at det lages mye prog som er i beste fall uinteressant, og faktisk mye som er pinlig dårlig. Heldigvis oppveies dette av ekstremt dyktige aktører som for eksempel: Flower Kings, Mostly Autumn og White Willow, for å nevne noen tilfeldig valgte.
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