New Pink Floyd Album, The Endless River, A Tribute To Keyboardist Richard Wright

Pink-Floyd-The-Endless-RiverPink Floyd has announced a new album, The Endless River, that they say is a tribute to longtime keyboardist Richard Wright (1943-2008) and a return to their early style.

The Endless River has as its starting point the music that came from the 1993 Division Bell sessions,” explains David Gilmour. “We listened to over 20 hours of the three of us playing together and selected the music we wanted to work on for the new album.”

“Over the last year we’ve added new parts, re-recorded others and generally harnessed studio technology to make a 21st century Pink Floyd album. With Rick gone, and, with him, the chance of ever doing it again, it feels right that these revisited and reworked tracks should be made available as part of our repertoire.” Continue reading

Erik Norlander – Trantor Station

Sunday Synth Jam: Here’s a live symphonic rock jam by synthesist Erik Norlander –  Trantor Station.

Norlander’s Galactic Collective project revisits some of Norlander’s instrumental compositions, originally written for Rocket Scientists, Lana Lane and his own solo albums.

The album features Norlander performing on an amazing arsenal of classic analog synthesizers (including the Wall of Doom modular, seen in the video), Hammond organ and a Steinway Model B grand piano. Continue reading