Alan Parson, best known for his concept albums I, Robot and Eye in the Sky, is leaving his long-time bandmates to explore electronica on his latest CD, A Valid Path. Guest artists on the CD include Nortec Collective, The Crystal Method, Shpongle, PJ Olsson, and Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour.
The CD, scheduled for release in August, is Parsons’ first record in five years. A Valid Path is Parsons’ leap into the world of electronica music, filled with poly-rhythmic drumbeats and soaring guitar solos, provided in part by Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour. One of the album’s tracks, More Lost Without You, features P.J. Olsson on vocals. Another collaboration is with The Crystal Method on We Play The Game. Alan Parsons has released three records without the ‘Project’ identity behind him; his last, entitled The Time Machine, earning excellent reviews, including four stars from the All Music Guide.
Parsons, an engineer and producer, worked on classic albums like Let It Be, Abbey Road, and Dark Side of the Moon, for which he earned one of his ten Grammy nominations. He emerged in the mid-seventies as the leader of progressive rockers The Alan Parsons Project.
The Project debuted with Tales of Mystery and Imagination, a collection inspired by the work of Edgar Allen Poe; similarly, the science fiction of Isaac Asimov served as the raw material for 1977’s follow-up I, Robot. 1982’s Eye in the Sky, was their most successful effort.
Track Listing: A Valid Path
- Return To Tunguska
- More Lost Without You
- Mammagamma 04
- We Play The Game
- L’Arc En Ciel
- A Recurring Dream Within A Dream
- You Can Run