Time to Slide
Terran Spiral began as a solo project. A couple of friends, Michael Flint, who plays Chapman Stick, and Tina Van Valey Rolfs, (who I had already begun working on a song called Jilly's Dream) helped me to get the ball rolling on this new endeavor. All the music on the new CD was going to be instrumental except for 'Jilly's Dream' and one other song called 'Dimension in Orcas Light', which I had written a few years prior while camping out on Orcas Island in the San Jaun Islands. I went Downtown Seattle to see a band called Josette's Eye. There I met Esther Mathison who not only was in that band but also opened with a Duo she was in called A Thousand Young. I was blown away by her style and melodic sense. After I was introduced to her, I told Esther about my project and about this song. She agreed to check it out and the rest is history. A while after our CD was released Josette's Eye broke up and she ended up joining Terran Spiral as a full member. Thus Terran Spiral was now a duo, no longer a 'solo project' At this time Esther and I are working on new music for a new CD. The arts beyond music have also played a big influence on what I write. Books, Film, TV, and Computer Games, have all played on my imagination and inspired what I end up writing. Books like 'Dreams Underfoot' inspired 'Jilly's Dream'. Tomb Raider of course inspired 'Lara's Mystery'. I tend to see images and even make up stories when I listen to music and that is what makes my music 'tick' so to speak. I desire to make music that can feel as if you are in a movie or a story of some sort. And that is what Terran Spiral is all about. Taking you into another dimension, sending you on an adventure into your own imagination where you could do anything end up anywhere. To me that is the magic of music. And why music is Magic! And the journey evolves as we work on the music for the next CD, we have come to an apt title for it: 'The Movie in Our Minds'. This is the essance of what our music is, movies which can tell any story. Our music can go in many directions, and could fit nicely into a genre we call 'Cinematica'. Not just sweaping dreamy sounds that evoke certain soundtracks for a movie, but music that can go anywhere, be it romantic, political, scary, Sci Fi/Fantasy.... Movies, storys in any form can be about pretty much anything and that is what our music is and will be. So sit back close your eyes and go down any path of your chosing......