|Bonus disc from new release - inspiration from Jarre & Tangerine Dream! Narration by Les Penning.
Format: CD / Cat No: TMREP1120 / Released: 14/11/2020
Track Listing: 1. Cursus (A Symphonic Poem) / 2. Stoneglow Warnings (Sanctuary Remix) / 3 .Man Of Sight And Feathers (Single Remix) / 4. Stalemate (Single Remix) / 5. Witness (Piano Demo) / 6. Man Of Sight And Feathers (Piano Demo)
More information: The Limited Bonus CD 'Cursus - A Symphonic Poem' - this is the SAME bonus disc that is available with the official album CURSUS 123 430, the new solo album from Magenta mainman Rob Reed.
"I‘ve been working hard finishing my new Sanctuary IV album, but I needed a break to clean the musical palate, so I really felt the need to do something completely different," he explains. "At the age of eight, I received two albums for Christmas: The Sound of Music and Tubular Bells. The later album helped define my musical path. But that same Christmas, my brother received Jean-Michel Jarre’s Oxygene, which I soon borrowed and played to death.
"Over the years, and especially of late, I’ve realised how much I have also been impacted by electronic music; from Jarre to Vangelis, from Ultravox to Depeche Mode, and from John Carpenter to Tangerine Dream. So I went out and bought a collection of old analogue synthesisers and this is the album that resulted, which I hope is one that captures the emotion and warmth."
Cursus 123 430 is a concept album, written by Reed‘s sometime collaborator Les Penning, who has also acted as narrator. Reed has also commissioned acclaimed artists Matt Rooke and Peter Rogers to construct a graphic novel as the ultimate companion to the music. His stunning artwork, along with a detailed novella, is displayed in the full-colour 24 Page Cursus 11 x 6 inch Companion Book, available only with the Limited Special Edition.