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Flagship

by Trent Boswell

Purple Mind Licorice Music... An alchemistic blend of Rock, Psychedelia, Blues, Jazz and folk;
Genre: Rock: 60's Rock
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1. Pleasant Stroll
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2. Free Wind (Hill Side)
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3. Fear & Lies
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4. Baby, Lover, Honey, Darlin'
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5. Perception
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6. Looking For A Way
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7. Pure
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8. Home At Last
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9. But Who'd Say?!
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Trent Boswell is a guitarist/ singer/ songwriter/ poet. He currently lives in Raleigh, NC. This is his first major solo release: Flagship. Sometime after this first release, he picked up the nickname Magus (pronounced may-juhs) and other releases will be under that name.

The web site is http://www.theplasticinfinity.com

This album has been described as Jethro Tull meets Pink Floyd and also as Led Zeppelin meets the Grateful Dead. It is very dreamy and introspective in nature. There is deep thought here but it is carefully balanced w/ a lighter, subtle humor and a refreshing, romantic view of life.
His influences are sources as varied as Johnny Cash, Miles Davis, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Beck, Jane's Addiction, Pink Floyd and The Beatles. You can hear a taste of all these artists in this album. This is a good album to listen to w/ headphones on. It will help you get lost in that same kind of space you go into when you listen to Pink Floyd.

Some of the other influences are Tori Amos, Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, P-Funk, Sugar Ray, The Band, Megadeth, The Doors, Jethro Tull and exactly seven million, five hundred sixty eight thousand, six hundred forty two other musical artists. Of course his music can only be directly traced back to about 26.735% of those artists.

Flagship is the acoustically oriented, first plunge into making something original and tangible out of all these elements. Magus (Trent) wanted to produce an album of music that was song oriented; meaning, these are songs that still stand up when performed w/ just a guitar and vocals.

He likes to play the harder edge music of bands like The Misfits and the Sex Pistols, as well. You just won't hear any of that influence on Flagship. He's saving that for a later venture. He has many, many more songs; enough to fill four or five more albums. He even has plans for a spoken word album, set over instrumental pieces of ambience.

He calls his creations "Purple Mind Licorice Music". It is head candy; stuff to tune in and turn on and drop out to. Flagship is one of those albums that grows on you. It is subtle in its engineering and so it may take a couple of listening sessions to really appreciate the underlying harmonic structures and the lyrics. But that's a good thing, isn't it?
You want an album that keeps delivering surpises, even after the 15th play. You'll WANT to listen to this album again. You won't be disappointed, as this is definitely not fad oriented, pop music. It is a collection of serious songs. It will "stick to your ribs". It will satisfy your musical yearnings for something more substantial than the stuff that your local "New Music" station is spoon feeding you. Of course, every CD purchase is a gamble, but check out the sound clips

(here or at http://www.theplasticinfinity.com)

and see for yourself. Go on, take the Plastic Challenge.

By the way, his choice of band names, The Plastic Infinity is a way of saying two things:

1) He does not take himself too seriously.

2) He is not overly concerned w/ the "line" between music and marketing.

Magus finds it amusing that bands will sometimes not offer T-Shirts or bumper stickers. They cite the reason as being: "plastic crap" like that is only designed to make money and it detracts from the music.
But then they will readily sell you a little plastic disc with their name plastered all over it and ask you to put it into your CD player. Then they go out and paint the town w/ flyers for their next show. Magus says he doesn't want to have to think about all that silliness. It hurts his brain.

His definition of "selling out" is when you noticeably change your music or look to suit some marketing guy's idea of what your image should be, instead of what you know in your heart is the true you. It also includes one important detail: it is a choice that you would not normally make as an artist. It is driven by money, alone; those are the truly bad decisions.
Beyond that, who cares what kind of junk you sell? The music IS what matters and nothing else. Band X may be a bunch of idiots selling lunch boxes and dolls that look like them, but if their music is great, then listen to the music and ignore their lack of taste in other departments.

Now, all that being said, who are you going to trust but your own ears and eyes, go to the web site:

http://www.theplasticinfinity.com

or right here at cdbaby.com and listen.

Find out where Trent Boswell, Magus and The Plastic Infinity is playing next and go see the deal go down. It's worth your while. We would like to say: Thanks to everyone who has helped, for your support and to everybody out there, "Be nice to each other."

Magus can be reached by email at:
info@theplasticinfinity.com

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There are 5, self-published chapbooks of poetry for sale at $5 each, plus $2 for shipping and handling.

See some samples at: http://www.theplasticinfinity.com/poetry.html

The books are about 34 pages each many with illustrations.

Titles include:

"remission" - my first book

"on the page" - about writing and being a writer

"Dark Matter" - horror poetry

"Liber ex Liberi (The Book of Children)" - poems of hope

"Next" - a general collection

"in the current" - a collection of metaphysical/philosophical poems


If you'd like to order books for yourself and/or a friend, please write for more info:

info@theplasticinfinity.com

for $5 per book plus $2 (total) for s&h to:

Please state your preference of what titles you'd like
and the name and address you want them sent to.

If you order 4 books, you will get the 5th book for free.

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Also, please e-mail your friends who have similar taste in music and let them know about the Trent Boswell Flagship release and my band, Magus and The Plastic Infinity.

Here’s one you can copy and paste:

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Hi. I just found some music you can download for free
that I thought you might like.

Check out:

http://www.theplasticinfinity.com or
http://www.cdbaby.com/boswell
http://www.numberonemusic.com/trentboswell/

Let me know what you think.
I've joined the mailing list.
You can too by sending an e-mail to:
info@theplasticinfinity.com
and just say: "Put me on your mailing list"
Include your e-mail and physical address in the text.
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As a struggling musician/poet,
I really appreciate your help,

Magus

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Bob

excellent song crafting, this is one of my favorite new cds
I'm a big fan of stuff like Jane's Addiction, Pink Floyd and Jethro Tull. The fact that Mr. Boswell cites these as influences intrigued me and so I checked out the song clips. I found it to be reminiscent of all those bands but with a unique new flavor that I couldn't quite identify. I think it's got a great new spin on the old school space-out rock n roll. The songs are solid and I like it a little better each time I hear it. I definitely recommend this one!
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Fran

A work of art!
I have been to see Trent and the Plastic Infinity and this is one truly talented group. The songs on this CD pull you in and you want to hear them over and over.
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Frank

Go grab this one!
I'm glad I stumbled on to this album. I can't wait to hear more from Trent.
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