Fabric Of Reality Project: Pleasure and a struggle

Fabric Of Reality Project - Unforeseen Circumstances

Fabric Of Reality Project is a solo project of Rick Lambe, multi-instrumentalist, and composer. He says, «I have been involved with music all of my life. I have played in lots of bands from Irish, country, rock, prog, soul & blues bands, and played with famous and not so famous people. I tutor guys and girls in guitar, bass and music production, and I make lots of music in various styles».

Fabric Of Reality Project `s new and sophmore album Unforeseen Circumstances was released some days ago, and Lambe says that it was both a pleasure and a struggle to put it together. Originally the album was scheduled for May! The album lasts almost 66 minutes, so Lambe obviously has a lot to share with listeners. In addition to Lambe there are four other musician that contribute to Unforeseen Circumstances. Two of them are with surename Lambe, and it is reasonable to assume the two are in family with Rick Lambe?! He handles drums, keyboards, 12 string acoustic guitar, 6 String acoustic guitar, electric guitars, slide guitar and newspapers on the album. The track The Storm,

Lambe also says «There were series of setbacks after setbacks but after lots of things in life preventing me from completing the album. I was struggling for a title for this album but after all the problems and unforeseen problems that came up, I thought it’s present title sums it all up! ».

I had 7 tracks recorded and decided on the selection these 5 we have here. The album was going to be called Airys, a slight play on the word to actually mean, a country I was featuring. It is the main epic feature of 5 parts. A homage to a place in that country. The track Somethings Wrong, from the first album Still Life,

Lamb says, « My lyrical inspiration came from two journalists caught up civil war and they were at the heart of it all, reporting on the situation. Namely, Paul Conroy and Marie Colvin. Sadly Marie Lost her life and Paul Conley was very badly Injured but lived to tell the tales. All very powerful stuff and I thought I needed to try and capture this in a musical rollercoaster of emotions».

«I was considering the art work for the album. In my mind I thought a cover with a war torn scene but what of the happier songs on the album? The artist involved, Marion Smith suggested after viewing the song titles, how about a dark derelict side and sunny side of a street?, that intrigued me so I said experiment with it. So when I was presented with the end result I was delighted with it. It depicts a storm and city in the distance aflame and a sunny and bombed out side of the street. It pulls together the mood of the album to go hand in hand with the 5 part epic.. Ying and Yang, good and bad».

«A musician friend of mine said that if I needed any bass work done to contact him. So I did for one song and it worked well and asked him if he’d like to do the rest. So, at the eleventh hour I drafted in Dave Shelton to come and play Bass. It has made such a difference to the overall sound of the recordings with Dave Shelton’s input.


Om Ulf Backstrøm (6824 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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