Arcade Messiah three CD set - strange fish nine on sale : late-September 2017
SORRY SOLD-OUT ON PRE-ORDERS
NEW MUSIC...PROGRESSIVE METAL...ON CDs...WHAT'S GOT INTO FdM?
A mostly Instrumental Metal/ Post Rock /Progressive/ Doom Hybrid Project. All music performed, recorded, mixed & mastered by John Bassett in County Sligo, Ireland
Not your usual Fruits de Mer fare, but rules were made to be broken (and the strange fish sub-label was created for such eventualities).
John's work came to my attention via a recommendation by a club member, I think - and when i checked out his recordings I found some of the best instrumental modern progressive rock I've heard in a long time. I invited John to contribute to 'Side Effects' and he delivered the monumental cover of Aphrodite's Child's 'Four Horsemen'. When I found that John hadn't released 'Arcade Messiah III' in any physical form, it just seemed a natural for including in a 3CD format, comprising all three of the albums, and strange fish was the obvious label for it... ...so here it is - a bargain price and a very limited run (I only have 200 sets for sale) - I think it's a great opportunity to sample some powerful instrumental rock
and scare your neighbours, who thought you only liked acid-folk
over to John... "My name's John Bassett, I make loads of music under different names,
one of them is called Arcade Messiah. I write, record, produce, mix and master
all the music and usually do the artwork as well.
Arcade Messiah is my attempt to create a style of music that I wanted to hear yet
which I hadn't found anywhere else, at least not in the way it sounded in my head.
Its mostly an instrumental mixture of Heavy Sabbath-esque riffs set in odd meter rhythm's
interspersed with calmer more ambient cinematic moments.
Essentially I wanted to create a dystopian Rock Metal soundtrack that would hopefully
sound cool while you're driving your car.
...i obviously couldn't have put it better myself
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