Life & Other Short Stories Vol. 1 is a new album from the band Checking For Echo Project. The band maestro is Jon Farley but he have a bunch of musical friends that supports him. The music is where grogressive/art rock meets cinematic soundtrack, Checking For Echo Project strives to express thought-provoking topics through emotive music and lyrics that «Paint A Picture».
Following a debut album released March 2020, Checking For Echo Project now draws upon the talents of a number of musicians and vocalists to bring the songs to life.
Stated by Farley, A huge thank you to some very special people who lent their services to help make this album: «First of all to Suzi James of Fearful Symmetry for superb guitar work, strings and e-violin as well as friendship, inspiration, laughs, remote recording and a handy second pair of ears. You can admire Suzi’s skills on»:
Stillborn (Guitars, e-Violin & Strings Arrangement)
Saline (Guitars, e-Violin & Strings Arrangement)
The Big Issue (Lead Guitar)
Seen But Never Heard (Guitars)
Just Making Shore (E-Violin, Additional keyboards and Guitar)
Red Dust Shadow (Guitars)
«Thank you also to the very talented Paul Dews for his donation of cover artwork. You will be hearing Paul’s vocal contribution on volume 2».
«Also, special thanks to some people and bands who allowed me to cover their songs for charity:
Jem Godfrey of Frost* for Saline
Michael Holmes (IQ) for Red Dust Shadow
Martin Haggarty and Mike Baxter of Long Earth for My Suit of Armour».
«Thanks to Darren Selesnow, my ex-writing partner in The Hollow Moon, for allowing me to include What About Us? and playing guitar and bass on the track».
«Finally thanks to the following people for support and advice along the way:
John Holden, Bob Prigmore, Emma Roebuck, Shaun Geraghty, Steve Pilkington, Larne Peters, Eddie McFadden, Graham Harfleet, Nihal and George at Prog’n’Roll, Iain Harris, Pat Sanders, Paul Farley and last but not least my long-suffering wife Lisa».
1. Stillborn (6:52)
2. Saline (6:52)
3. The Big Issue (6:16)
4. When Tomorrow Comes (4:52)
5. Seen But Never Heard (7:33)
6. Just Making Shore (5:05)
7. Red Dust Shadow (6:03)
8. What About Us? (4:50)
9. My Suit Of Armour (4:59)
10. Life & Other Short Stories (1:08)
Total Time 54:30
Jon Farley: Keyboards, Bass Guitar, Drums, Guitar, Piano, Backing Vocals
Suzi James (Fearful Symmetry): Guitars, Electric Violin & Strings Arrangement (1,2), Lead Guitar (3), Guitars (5), Electric Violin, Additional Keyboards and Guitar (6), Guitars (7)
Yael Shotts (Fearful Symmetry): Vocals (2)
Andy Nixon (Freedom To Glide/Badfinger): Vocals (9)
Martin Haggarty (Long Earth): Vocals (5)
Barbie Beck Kelley (Wind): Vocals (8)
Michael Brown (Outside In): Vocals (3)
Clare Shorthouse Fowler (Dandelion Charm): Vocals (1)
Elaine Samuels (Kindred Spirit Band): Vocals (4)
Lisa Farley: Vocals (7)
Darren Selesnow: Guitar and Bass Guitar (8)