Good News – Bad News…

A stereotypical heading to explain the current situation. I’ll start with the bad news first. The release of Moonscapes has been delayed due to a couple tracks needing just a wee bit more TLC. However, the good news is that I just released a promo single for the album. The song is called Eagle Landing & is available now for free download (or pay what you would like) from Candle’s Bandcamp Site.  Check out the new song, let me know what you think in the comments section below & stay tuned for the official release of Moonscapes.

Until next time,

See You In The Shadows…

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CANDLE’S NEW SONG ASCENDS TO NEW HEIGHTS

“Man is but a bridge to the Übermensche.” This is the statement being made with Candle’s latest single: Übermensche, released today on Layaway Records. Übermensche is the second single from Candle’s sixth studio album: Vibrations, which was released in the fall of 2014. The song & its B-Side were written in February 2014 as part of the annual online song writing challenge February Album Writing Month (http://www.fawm.org). Ken Ficara, a fellow FAWM participant, writes of Heartbeat: “The very pretty little piano melody over the wall-of-drone is extremely effective. This is quite a track.

Darby Spicer’s ongoing experimental space rock project Candle fuses psychedelic & progressive rock stylings with ambient sounds & textures that create emotion driven soundscapes that only need to be experienced to be understood. Darby composes various pieces built on the idea of feelings that can be provoked in the individual listener. It is his intention to stir up true emotions through the medium of music & philosophical poetry. Like a candle burning brightly, he wants to show the contrast of light & dark in the greyest area of human existence: that of the soul.

Übermensche & its B-Side, Cær Sidi (Ancient Sources Remix), can be downloaded from Candle’s Bandcamp page: candle.bandcamp.com; where listeners can name the price they feel the download warrants. The download also includes album artwork, printable liner note collector cards, CD label, as well as bonus material. For more information, promo requests or to set up an interview, contact: Darby Spicer: candleexperience at gmail dot com

Stagnated Delivery…

My timeline for the mastering & final delivery of the new Candle studio album, Vibrations, has stagnated.  To be honest, I have not even contemplated working on it for over a month now.  Well, that is not entirely true: fleeting thoughts have momentarily floated through my consciousness, reminding me of the unfinished work I have yet to complete in this regard.  But beyond these small reminders that have yet to be acted upon, my mind & my energies have been directed at other pursuits.

Such is the fickleness of human attention.

I am constantly blaming the mundane for the distractions in my life – an assement which is a bit of a crutch.  It is an easy out in my mind.  An old, well worn tool that passifies any anxieties I feel.  I can simply blame the world & its demands upon me for keeping me from doing the things I know I need to achieve.  And this goes beyond the performance & creation of my music.  It applies to all aspects of my complex & multi-faceted life.  The mundane is my scapegoat.  One I constantly call upon when I do not wish to look at the deeper causes of my own stagnation.

Today is the last day of a three day “weekend” (I am currently working nights & weekends at work, so my “weekend” happens mid-week) thanks to Remembrance Day.  Though I have ticked off some of the items on my To Do List, there is much I did not achieve.  One of these items is continuing to Master Vibrations.  Well, fear not loyal Candle Fans & other followers of my unique musings: I am going into my studio after lunch & dedicating the afternoon to working on Vibrations.  It is high time that I finish this project that started in February.  It is time to be ready to release the album to the world.  It is time, indeed – it is Truly time.

See You In The Shadows…

One more day, one more spin around…

About a month ago, a wonderful artist from California became of fan of my music.  I was supremely grateful that he added himself to my fan mailing list.  And then I took a spin by his website & started listening to his music.  I couldn’t help but join his fan mailing list.  His music captivated me with its simplicity & great melodies.  But one of his songs, Ferris Wheel Factory, I just can’t get out of my head.  So, because I have it stuck in my head, I got to thinking: wouldn’t it be great if a whole bunch of people got it stuck in their head as well.  Maybe by sharing this great song with my fans, this wonderful artist can grow his fan base.

So, please, take a moment & stop by Solar Kama Sutra’s ReverbNation Page.  Have a listen to his great songs – especially Ferris Wheel Factory.  Join his mailing list & let him know what you think about his work.  There is nothing more valuable to an artist (no matter the medium in which they create) then to hear appreciation for their work – especially from strangers that might soon become friends.

Solar Kama Sutra: Ferris Wheel Factory

Until next time,

See You In The Shadows…

CANDLE’S NEW SONG GRABS THE HEARTBEAT OF THE LISTENER

Is the heartbeat of the Earth like the heartbeat of your soul? This is a question asked of the listener of Candle’s latest single Heartbeat, released today on Layaway Records. Heartbeat is the lead-off single from Candle’s forthcoming sixth studio album: Vibrations. The new album is set for release in the fall of 2014. This new music was written in February 2014 as part of the annual online song writing challenge February Album Writing Month (www.fawm.org). 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.

Darby Spicer’s ongoing experimental space rock project Candle fuses psychadelic & progressive rock stylings with ambient sounds & textures that create emotion driven soundscapes that only need to be experienced to be understood. Darby composes various pieces built on the idea of feelings that can be provoked in the individual listener. It is his intention to stir up true emotions through the medium of music & philosophical poetry. Like a candle burning brightly, he wants to show the contrast of light & dark in the greyest area of human existence: that of the soul.

Heartbeat & its B-Side, The Halls Of Amenti, can be downloaded from Candle’s Bandcamp page: candle.bandcamp.com; where listeners can name the price they feel the download warrants. The download also includes album artwork, printable liner note collector cards, CD label, as well as bonus material.