Discography

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STUDIO ALBUMS


Abandoned Apostle (1997)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Candle’s first studio album featuring early experiments & the original expressions of  the concept behind Candle’s music.

Recorded in The Shed in the late fall of 1997.  Remastered in 2007
Released December 21, 1997

  1. Simon’s Escape
  2. Carmen Tán
  3. Leper’s Death Theme
  4. The Madd Hatter’s Dance
  5. Later Thoughts
  6. So Grey The Snake
  7. Snow On The Oracle
  8. The Silence Of Harad
  9. Soft Shores
  10. The Black Storm
  11. Bonus Track: Simon’s Escape (The Decadent Mix)

Experiænce Sessions 2005

 

 

 

 

 

 

Candle’s second studio album.  These Experiænce Sessions were the result of the first experiments with live looping & the live to tape recording method.

Recorded in The Pallatian Studio in the fall of 2005
Released December 21, 2005

  1. Delta Jam 1
  2. Delta Jam 2
  3. Delta Jam 3
  4. Feta Omega Alpha
  5. Copper Pipes Of Virtú
  6. Vagrancy In A Hostel
  7. Omega Véritæ
  8. Piper Prothæus
  9. Motion Æradication
  10. Simplified Pandæmõnium

Experiænce Sessions 2007

Candle’s third studio album.  A continuation of experimentation that was the Experiænce Sessions from 2005, the 2007 edition features the first full implementation of the Candle Experiænce method.

Recorded in The Front Room Studio in the fall of 2007
Released December 21, 2007

  1. Rememberance Improv 2007
  2. Imbas Forosnai
  3. Venusian Prairie – Including The Assault
  4. The Bells Of Anglesey
  5. Winter’s Rain
  6. Nihilistic Sleepwalk
  7. Jumbled Jungle Juice
  8. Pieces Of Three
  9. Kit’s Son Remembered

Chromatics (2010)

A sonic journey through mind and space you will not forget! The Experience that is Candle returns with the fourth studio album, Chromatics. Originally recorded as part of the 2010 February Album Writing Month challenge, the fourteen songs of Chromatics were written & recorded in twenty eight days.

Chromatics is a concept album built around the idea of the musical chromatic scale. Each song on the album is written in a different key with the order progressing along the length of the chromatic scale itself. Even the song titles reflect this concept as each one uses the note names of the scale for their own nomenclature. The majority of the songs were recorded “live to tape” in one take without the use of overdubs added in post production It is this “live to tape” method that Candle has used as a primary mode of recording since 2005.

Recorded in The Front Room Studio in the winter & fall of 2010
Released August 16, 2010

  1. Beginnings
  2. Causality
  3. Crimson Shards
  4. Dénouement
  5. Delicate Shame
  6. Edges
  7. Forces
  8. Fatal Shot
  9. Graceful
  10. Great Shah
  11. Archetype
  12. Archaic Shroud
  13. Babylon
  14. Conclusion

Moments Of Beauty (2012)

Candle’s fifth full length studio album featuring eleven songs written during the 2012 edition of February Album Writing Month. All are one-off live improvisations using guitar, vocals & keyboards.

The concept of the album was to create soundscapes based on the idea of Beauty. Candle challenged friends, family, fans & fellow musicians to come up with song titles or stories which would serve as inspiration for the tracks. Candle received numerous replies & was able to incorporate the stories and song titles into the songs written during FAWM. Moments Of Beauty features the best songs from that process.

Recorded in The Front Room Studio in the winter & fall of 2012
Released October 31, 2012

  1. Emergence
  2. Conquer The Challenge
  3. 1000 Points Of Light
  4. Hot Day Cold Drink
  5. Ghia Is Churning
  6. Inkling
  7. Midnight
  8. The Empty Sleepers Of Image
  9. Careful What You Say
  10. Observer Of The World
  11. Love

Vibrations (2014)

What does it take for the Individual to achieve their Higher Self? This is a question asked of the listener of Candle’s latest studio album Vibrations. Written in February 2014 as part of the annual online song writing challenge February Album Writing Month, Candle’s sixth studio album is the result of a new method of composing music. Looprication, a fellow FAWM participant, writes of Ochran – song number six from the album: “That sine wave start is like the gateway between worlds, a patient flat-lining, but opening the door to another existence. Very much the music you’d expect to hear creeping around in the catacombs of some ancient, undiscovered place by torchlight.

Recorded in The Front Room Studio in the winter & fall of 2014
Released December 21, 2014

  1. Mensche
  2. Occupation
  3. Heartbeat
  4. Subconscious
  5. Energy Part 1: Sine
  6. Ochran
  7. Cær Sidi
  8. Ritual
  9. Energy Part 2: 7.83 Hz
  10. Übermensche

Moonscapes (2015)

A journey through Space & Sound. Candle is back with their seventh full length studio album exploring our planet’s closest neighbor through sounds & emotions. Starting with a celebration of the launch & landing of the first humans on the moon & culminating with the fictional story of two explorers encountering danger on a moon located further out into the solar system, Moonscapes is an audible & metaphysical journey through space.
Recorded in The Front Room Studio February of 2015
Released:  June 16, 2015

NASA & JFK Samples: c/o www.archive.org
Titan Spring Lyrics: Johnny (www.fawm.org/fawmers/johnny)

  1.  Eagle Landing
  2.  Mare Serenitatis
  3.  Vallis Alpes
  4.  Jura Mountains
  5.  Craters
  6.  Tycho
  7.  Lunar Groove
  8.  27.32 Days
  9.  Lunar Transient Phenomena
  10.  Titan Spring

 

EXTENDED PLAY ALBUMS (EP’S)


Cuillères Intergalactiques (2015)

My friend, Joanne Gabriel (joannegabriel.bandcamp.com), has inspired me to experiment with creating sounds with my guitar. As such, I sat down recently & recorded a bunch of songs using regular household spoons as the main method of strumming the strings on my guitar. I played around with a bunch of effects in Jeskola Buzz & was able to create some really otherworldly & spacey tones. After recording these songs, I had this sudden brainstorm to release them as an EP of demos.These are the demos that resulted from this process.
Recorded in The Front Room Studio in the spring of 2015
Released April 25, 2015
  1. Spoons In Space, Part I
  2. Orion’s Silverware
  3. Cuillères Intergalactiques
  4. To Where The Dish Ran Away With The Spoon
  5. Spoons In Space, Part II

SINGLES


Samhiolananach (2011)

The fruits of creation resulting from Febraury Album Writting Month 2011.  Both songs were recorded using the familiar live-to-tape looping method Candle has perfected over the last six years.

Recorded in The Front Room Studio in the winter & spring of 2011
Released April 1, 2011

  1. Samhioldananach
  2. Humdrum

Hot Day Cold Drink (2012)

The lead-off single from Candle’s fifth studio album “Moments Of Beauty”. Includes previously unreleased B-Side “Nine”.

Recorded in The Front Room Studio in the winter & fall of 2012
Released July 1, 2012

  1. Hot Day Cold Drink (Single Version)
  2. Nine

Liberation (2012)

Two songs from February Album Writting Month 2012 that did not make the cut for Moments Of Beauty but needed their own place.  Both are further experimentations that push the possibilities of Candle’s live-to-tape looping method.

Recorded in The Front Room Studio in the winter & spring of 2012
Released June 6, 2012

  1. Liberation
  2. Enchanté

Heartbeat (2014)

Is the heartbeat of the Earth like the heartbeat of your soul? This is a question asked of the listener of Candle’s single Heartbeat. Heartbeat is the lead-off single from Candle’s forthcoming sixth studio album: Vibrations.  This new music was written in February 2014 as part of the annual online song writing challenge February Album Writing Month. It is the first time that Candle has experimented with a different composing & recording method.  Odilongreen, a fellow FAWM participant, writes of Heartbeat: “Very atmospheric and contemplative, and I like the way the lead synth is presented as a bit ‘off’ (or, more appropriately, ‘unusual’) in its timing. This has a very ‘future’ feel to it, but is still rock-music-like enough to be pretty accessible. Very intriguing composition.

Recorded in The Front Room Studio in the winter & fall of 2014
Released September 1, 2014

  1. Heartbeat (Single Version)
  2. The Halls Of Amenti

Paradesian Fields (2015)

 

A soundscape built with pianos that envisions the beautiful & endless fields on the planet of Paradesia. This song is a snapshot of endless possibility & the will to power that is needed to achieve happiness
Recorded in The Front Room Studio in the fall of 2013
Released 01 May 2015
  1. Paradesian Fields

Eagle Landing Promo (2015)

 

“We choose to go to the Moon. We choose to go to the Moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard”

Promotional single released ahead of the upcoming studio album “Moonscapes”. Features original NASA audio from the Apollo 11 mission & a famous speech by John F. Kennedy.

Recorded in The Front Room Studio in February 2015

Released 25 May 2015

NASA & JFK Samples: c/o www.archive.org

  1. Eagle Landing (Promo Single Version)

Titan Spring (2015)

“So packing up our provisions, I ventured onto the ice, to locate your last position & find Titan’s Paradise”  Single featuring edited version of Titan Spring along with remixes & a live version.

Recorded in The Front Room Studio in February 2015
Released TBA
  1.  Titan Spring (Single Version)
  2.  Titan Spring (Nitrogen Mix)
  3.  Titan Spring (Live Version)
  4.  Titan Spring (Crystal Sky Mix)

COMPILATIONS


Magnætic (2009)

2009 Compilation Album featuring studio versions of songs that are live favourites as well as a few new tracks.

Recorded in The Front Room Studio in the spring & summer of 2009
Released October 31, 2009

  1. Wonderment
  2. Hypothermic Love
  3. Delta Jam III (Magnætic Version)
  4. Samhein Morn
  5. The Air We Conceive
  6. Mirrored
  7. Harper’s Grove
  8. Obsidæn

LIVE ALBUMS


The Live Experiænces      Volume 1: Chromatics CD Release

This is the live recording of the Chromatics CD Release at HoJoe Coffee & Books in Kenora, Ontario on September 2, 2010. Unfortunately, I forgot to bring a Mic cable so the only part of the performance that was recorded was the guitar. Please enjoy the songs as they are & thank you to everyone that came out to support me at the show!

Recorded live at HoJoe Coffee & Books on September 2, 2010
Released September 3, 2010

  1. Dénouement
  2. The Dunes Of Tatooine
  3. Delicate Shame
  4. Improv – So Long Hoj
  5. Beginnings
  6. Beatty Park
  7. Delta Jam III
  8. Ecstasy
  9. Harper’s Grove

 

The Live Experiænces      Volume 2: Beatty Park 2011

The Live Experiænces Volume 2 – Canada Day Celebration in Keewatin, Ontario. Live Tracks from Beatty Park celebrating the birth of the Nation.

Recorded live at Beatty Park in Keewatin, Ontario on July 1, 2011
Released July 9, 2011

  1. Dénouement (Live Beatty 2011)
  2. Delicate Shame (Live Beatty 2011)
  3. The Dunes Of Tatooine (Live Beatty 2011)
  4. Beatty Park (Live Beatty 2011)

 

The Live Experiænces      Volume 3: Canada Day 2012

Live performance in Beatty Park in the heart of downtown Keewatin, Ontario, Canada on July 1st (Canada Day).

Recorded live at Beatty Park in Keewatin, Ontario on July 1, 2012
Released July 2, 2012

  1. Harper’s Grove (Live Beatty 2012)
  2. Delta Jam III (Live Beatty 2012)
  3. The Dunes Of Tatooine (Live Beatty 2012)
  4. Delicate Shame (Live Beatty 2012)
  5. Hot Day Cold Drink (Live Beatty 2012)
  6. Shadows Don’t Get You Nowhere (Live Beatty 2012)
  7. Connor’s Harp (Live Beatty 2012)

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