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Bandcamp. If you've heard of it you'll know why we are using it! If you've not heard of it you'll thank us for telling you!

Can you imagine a website where bands can upload full resolution audio files (.aiff) and you can chose what type of format your download is, and there's a minimum of third party overheads reducing the band's income.

Imagine no more because that's what Bandcamp is. By starting with the highest possible quality source, they’re able to convert our tracks into a bunch of different format and quality combinations for you to listen to, including MP3 (320, VBR V0), Ogg Vorbis, Apple Lossless, FLAC and AAC (aka .m4a or iTunes store format)

You can see why we have chosen bandcamp as our supply partner for our downloads.

Having said that In the days of our demo recordings the facilities available to up-coming bands were rather basic compared to this century!

The demo tracks were mostly recorded on a cassette based "portastudio" or in some cases directly off the sound desk at gigs but this also imbues the tracks with a certain 'patina', which given their 30+ years age is quite fitting, so please understand that these are not modern recording studio quality. We're currently leaving the tracks open for streaming so you can hear what you are getting before buying!

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Paul

Paul MackieThere comes a point in the intro when Rons Keyboards swell and a beautiful vocal siren takes you by the hand and leads you to a place and a vista that none of us would ever want to behold, the absolute end of our existence.

A descending keyboard riff slowly guides you to the vocal and at this point I find it incredible that I must carry the narrative and ambience whilst so vocally exposed.

 

 

 

 Graeme

Graeme MurrayThis song came together quite early on. We had written the instrumental track and loved the feel. I wrote the lyrics and recorded a guide vocal at home. The guys heard it and loved how the words and music complemented each other.

This was the first track on XXV that Paul sung. It was hearing Paul sing Violet Sky in a studio audition that convinced us that he was the right man to take over the vocal duties. 

The first outsiders to hear anything from XXV Richard Thomson and his girlfriend Belinda, and Rich came up to do a small feature for Prog Magazine. We played Violet sky to both of them, and Belinda, God bless he, burst into tears on hearing this song. We knew we were on to a winner. 

I think this track is a jewel in our crown. Ron’s piano solo towards the end of the track is one of my favourite moments on the whole album.. 

 

Niall

Niall MatthewsonThis came from another of those Pallas jam sessions. It is refreshing to be able to move into other musical areas every now and then. The smoky piano feel, the jazzy rhythm section, the nylon guitar and Paul’s “from the soul” vocal make this track very special for me.

 

 

 

 

 

Colin

Colin Fraser

An evocative, emotive track, with a really emotional vocal take from Paul. Lovely jazzy piano solo from Ron. Very minimal drum part, so as not to interrupt the “room” and space in the track.

 

 

 

 

Ronnie

Ronnie BrownI love everything about Violet Sky. In my humble opinion, it’s perfect.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lyrics

What would you do if this was the end of the world

Would you hold on to me so tightly like the first time we met

I want to tell you how much my heart wants to sing

If this is the end of all time I would not change a thing

 

Won’t you take my hand, climb up the highest hill

We’ll sit there side by side watching the end of the world

We’ll watch the cities burn, we’ll watch the seas run dry 

Make love for the last time, under a violet sky

 

What would we do if this was the end of the world

Would you run for your life, try to survive, would we want to know why

No! In our last moment, I need to feel your love

As I kiss you goodbye, a sapphire explodes in a violet sky

 

We’ll watch the deserts burn, watch the river run dry

See the cities fall, under a violet sky

And when the moment comes 

I will hold you near,

Look into my eyes

We will feel no fear…….

 

 

 

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"Eclectic Electric Volume 1" Order NOW!

 

We are proud to announce that we are now taking orders for the Niall Mathewson Cd "Eclectic Electric Volume 1"

 

Please note that Bandcamp allows a choice of download formats including lossless and that you will recieve the bonus 'megamix' download upon ordering !

 

The Extensive details about the tracks on the album can be found under the Eclectic Electric menu above.

  

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