eclectica two

Released April 17, 2010
8 Tracks
All compositions by Craig Delahoy
except track six by Ludwig van Beethoven
Available on Craig Delahoy - eclectica two and emusic. Each site offers samples.

Composed, performed and recorded using Apple Logic Pro.

If I'd just been worried about album sales of the first album I would have packed up my bags and forgotten about music. But I enjoyed the process too much - so a second album was a no brainer.

I like to think my skills with Logic Pro had improved a little as a result of the first album, and I did a fair bit of study and experimentation with mixing and mastering, so I think this is quite an improvement over number one.

1 Broken spaces 7:41 Something of a brooding, atmospheric, dramatic piece. A friend said it made her think of a terrorist seige at an airport - which I loved!
2 Dancer's minuet/Letter for Alison 8:32 This is a really old piece (well, relatively), as I wrote it when I was about 16 or 17. That's probably why it sounds a bit retro. But I still quite like it. It was also a fun piece to orchstrate.
3 Juggernaut 5:30 This one came about as a result of a lazy weekend. I was really just playing around, and kinda liked what was coming out of the speakers, so I built it up into this piece.
4 Punjabarama 4:37 The first album had an ethnically-inspired track, so I figured I'd maintain a new tradition. This is slightly Indian (hence the name) and slightly middle eastern, but just a bit of fun.
5 Silver raindrops in the warm jungle 6:43 I mentioned in my notes on the last album that I've been very inspired by people like Edgar Froese and Tangerine Dream, so I wanted to try to write something that sounded a little like them. This is the result. One friend said it sounded like silver raindrops, and another that it reminded her of chasing her pet tiger through a warm jungle - hence the very Tangerine Dream-sounding name! :-)
6 Sonate No. 14 "Moonlight" 6:32 I had a couple of kinda classical pieces on the last album, and I wanted more on this one. This time I thought I'd delve into some actual classics. This has always been a favourite, and I was keen to try to orchestrate it (which is kind of blasphemous to some purists, I know).
7 Tunguska project 7:15 It's probably not cool to say you liked the Alan Parsons Project, but I always did. An early example of mixing complex orchestral arrangements (and compositions) with modern sounds. This is a clear nod to Alan Parsons to say thank you.
8 (Bonus track) Too cool for school 4:01 Even though the playing time for all the previous tracks was sufficient for a full album, I felt the track count was a bit low (it's not really, but then I argue and disagree with myself quite a bit). So a little extra bonus was needed. Just a bit of fun with R&B horns.