Listening to this now, very good and I will try some of his other albums, very Tangerine Dream! (Do I detect the dulcet tones of a mellatron?)
This is my second album, originally recorded from 2004-2005, and as with all second albums things got a bit hairy. The Great Tape Shortage of 2005 caused problems, and after that the mastering took about six months to complete. The second 'side' is a concept piece based on the DMFA webcomic by Amber Williams. My personal favourites on this album are 'Borderline' and 'Journey to the Kingdom of Holly-Ann'.
Guest vocals include James Rolls, Roberta Bergin, Chris 'Keiel' Johnston and Tezkat. The cover art was drawn by Allie Manydeeds.
A PDF version of the cover with full lyrics and liner notes can be found here:
I found out, that DOUG the Eagle has finished his album, "Songs for the Wild-At-Heart". The credits say, it was mastered in 2006, but I don't remember, whether whole album was published -- I'd rather say, only the "DMFA" related part was put on site, while the Author was seeking for decent label to print his record. Anyway, It's release date to the public that counts. As for the music -- Do You remember the double vinyl album "War of the Worlds" (1978 concept album by Jeff Wayne)? It was an audio play of some sort, like radio broadcast story, but on solid record; all made using state-of-the-art radio editing techniques, with music in strongly 'electronicized' progressive rock genre. So are the "Songs for the Wild At Heart". What was composed at first as mere instrumental passages, became background soundtrack for "DMFA Radio shows", then, with use of recorded dialogues, was re-mastered into side B of the album. Those of You, who are already familiar with "Daniel Ti'fiona -- A Warrior for hire", based on Amber (Panyko) Williams's script, will find all the beautiful music themes, and once again immerse in old-school sound textures. This part I have known before, the new thing was side A: Author songs and ballads by the composer, Joseph P. Morris; barely connected with each other, but sharing the same mood and sound quality. Also the texts are worth longer glimpse: They're not 'lyrics' in spe as they tell an 'epic' story, and always are concluded with a moral, which connects the works (though distantly) with rennassaince tradition of masters like Erasmus of Rotterdamm. This record is different, than the sound pulp the radio feeds You usually, it is professionally recorded and has a concept. Any drawbacks? some tunes might use improvised solo, but it really doesn't impare the works. Final rating: seven stars out of ten: a must-have on the shelve.