Though I have missed two deadlines, I’m now caught up. The April & May editions of Lightning Flash are now available to Candle Community members on Candle’s Bandcamp Site. They feature four new tracks (two tracks per release) that are a mix of old & new compositional methodologies.
Not a member of the Candle Community yet? You’re missing out… but you can change that right now by signing up on Candle’s Bandcamp Site.
I know things here at Candle Experience Dot Com have been really quiet for the last couple of months. Sorry about that. But I have gotten side-tracked on a bit of a historical exploration. It all started when my buddy Jim (of Hellenica & The Golden Tombs) asked me if I had any recordings from our days when we played together in the Winnipeg experiemental-rock band Hellinacopter. Well I did.
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.