This is from the album, In Tempus Viators, a steam punk fusion of folk, funk, Cajun, world & occasional rock music.
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Lament In Tempus Viators is a Steampunk Fusion album. The recordings combine a variety of styles including folk, funk, Cajun & occasional rock. Okay, I wrote the whole lot after watching every episode of the cult sci-fi series Firefly, one weekend back to back. Think Victorian Steampunk; Doctor Who; Captain jack Harkness in an internet cafe on an asteroid, listening to outlawed gypsy musicians. It might help but it's not guaranteed!
Punktune I quite like the combination of ska rhythms and folk melody on a sparse drum groove. The combination of instruments is diverse and the guitar and percussion section have a feel of expectancy. This one would feel right at home in the local post apocalypse folk club, circa ad 2040.
Romany The travelling show is in town and the clowns are out in force. This is music from the asylum with a strong steampunk melody. The same gypsy fiddler, vagrant buskers, different time & place. A Camp-fire. A travelling carnival. A clown with horribly elongated legs tends the fire - he's wearing a blue striped pyjama suit - it looks like his medication is wearing off...
O La The Biscuit Tin Another percussion based tune. This is the one with Captain jack in an internet cafe on an asteroid, listening to outlawed gypsy musicians. The black streamlined hulk they call a space cruiser glides past the front of the building while everyone holds their breath.
I suppose I should really get out more..
Fiddlers - Jig Punk copy this was influenced by the popular American TV series Firefly. The drummer plays an American civil war beat on a battered snare. The scene is an overnight campfire with lots of whiskey. The battle's over and the infantry are coming home.
Sneeze This tune features another percussion groove with a driving bass groove. My favourite parts are the random doubled bass and guitar line with a psychotic feel to it and the violin cadenza.
Eel Pie This piece is written around an African percussion part with some steel drum influences. The repetitive melodies are funk & blues influenced with a heavy metal guitarist occasionally popping his head around the corner for no apparent reason.