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Spoke of Shadows

by Spoke of Shadows

Spoke of Shadows is a collaboration between Bill Bachman (Neal Morse, Michael Harris) and Mark Cook (Herd of Instinct). Our goal was to create a hybrid progressive music that covers a wide range of moods and styles.
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2. Images
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3. One Day
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4. Harbinger
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5. Lost One
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6. Pain Map
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7. Persona
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9. Tilting at Windmills
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10. Accord
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12. Drama of Display
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Spoke of Shadows

Bill Bachman: drums
Mark Cook: Warr guitar, ADG fretless bass, guitar, keyboards

Guests:
Joe Blair: guitar
Gayle Ellett: mellotron and rhodes
Bob Fisher: flute
Michael Harris: guitar
Jeff Plant: fretless bass
Tony Rohrbough: guitar
Dave Streett: Warr guitar
Shannon Wickline: piano

01. Dominion
02. Images
03. One Day
04. Harbinger
05. Lost One
06. Pain Map
07. Persona
08. Splendid Sisters
09. Tilting at Windmills
10. Accord
11. Dichotomy
12. Drama of Display

Produced by Spoke of Shadows
Recorded in Arlington, TX., Topanga, CA., Plano, TX, and Gastonia, NC
Mixed by Mark Cook
Mastered by Gayle Ellett
Art Work by Garth Hill at the Photomaginarium
Layout by Mark Cook

Bill Bachman thanks: Mark for teaming up with me to create such cool music, Neil Larrivee and Mark Wessels at Vic Firth drumsticks, Bruce Jacoby at Remo drumheads, Keith Aleo at Zildjian cymbals, Reese Murphy and Chris Brush for helping dial in the drum sounds, my beautiful little family and the Lord Jesus Christ for creating this art form and giving me opportunities to use the gift.


Mark Cook thanks: Shannon Golenia, Gayle Ellett, Chuck Oken, Jr., Bill Bachman, Tony Rohrbough, Garth Hill, Bob Fisher, Joe Blair, Jeff Plant, Dave Streett, Mike McGary, Michael Harris, Shannon Wickline, Warr Guitars, Tradition Guitars, and my family.

1. Dominion (Bachman & Cook)

Bill: drums
Mark: Warr guitar, mellotron, guitar, organ

2. Images (Bachman, Cook, Fisher, Rohrbough)

Bill: drums
Mark: Warr guitar, ADG fretless bass, guitar, piano, strings
Tony Rohrbough: guitar
Bob Fisher: flute

3. One Day (Bachman, Cook, Wickline)

Bill: drums
Mark: ADG fretless bass, mellotron, classical guitar
Shannon Wickline: piano

4. Harbinger (Bachman, Cook, Fisher)

Bill: drums
Mark: Warr guitar, guitar, strings
Bob Fisher: flute
Michael Harris: shredder guitar solo no.2
Tony Rohrbough: low chunk and funk guitar

5. Lost One (Bachman, Cook, Fisher)

Bill: drums
Mark: Warr guitar, classical and electric guitar, mellotron
Bob Fisher: flute

6. Pain Map (Bachman, Cook, Rohrbough)

Bill: drums
Mark: Warr guitar, ADG fretless bass, guitar, rhodes, synth, electronics, orchestration
Tony Rohrbough: guitar

7. Persona (Bachman, Cook, Fisher)

Bill: drums
Mark: Warr guitar, organ, kaossilator
Bob Fisher: flute

8. Splendid Sisters (Bachman, Cook, Ellett, Fisher, Streett)

Bill: drums
Mark: ADG fretless bass, guitar, synth
Dave Streett: forward and backwards Warr guitar
Bob Fisher: flute
Gayle Ellett: mellotron and rhodes

9. Tilting at Windmills (Bachman, Cook, Fisher, Rohrbough)

Bill: drums
Mark: Warr guitar, guitar, mellotron, piano, synth
Bob Fisher: flute
Tony Rohrbough: guitar

10. Accord (Bachman, Blair, Cook)

Bill: drums
Mark: Warr guitar, ADG fretless bass, synth, strings, guitar, rhodes
Joe Blair: guitar chords

11. Dichotomy (Bachman, Cook, Rohrbough)

Bill: drums
Mark: Warr guitar, mellotron, synth
Tony Rohrbough: guitar

12. Drama of Display (Bachman, Cook, Plant)

Bill: drums
Mark: Warr guitar, guitar, orchestration, synth
Jeff Plant: fretless bass

Biography

Band: Spoke of Shadows
CD title: self titled
12 tracks of instrumental music, total time 48:00
Recorded in Arlington, TX, Plano, TX, Topanga, California, and Gastonia, North Carolina
USA Released by: Firepool Records
Release date: February 25th 2014


Spoke of Shadows is a collaboration between Bill Bachman (Neal Morse, Michael Harris) and Mark Cook (Herd of Instinct).

Bill Bachman - drums
Mark Cook - Warr guitar, ADG fretless bass, guitar, and keyboards

Guest Musicians:
Joe Blair - guitar
Gayle Ellett - rhodes and mellotron (Djam Karet, Fernwood, Ukab Maerd)
Bob Fisher - flute (Herd of Instinct)
Michael Harris - guitar (Thought Chamber, solo artist)
Jeff Plant - fretless bass (Alex Acuna, Conundrum, Thought Chamber)
Tony Rohrbough - guitar (Byzantine)
Dave Streett - Warr guitar (Herd of Instinct)
Shannon Wickline - piano (Charlie Daniels Band)

artwork by Garth Hill at Photoimaginarium

Mark Cook is a Texas based Warr guitarist/multi-instrumentalist who is a member of the progressive rock band Herd of Instinct. He has appeared on recording by the electronic experimenters 99 Names of God, the psychedelic Liquid Sound Company, and the progressive Hands. He is one of the few players of the Warr guitar – a 12 to 14 string instrument with the range of a guitar and bass that is played with two hand tapping. Mark has also composed music for the game company Acceleroto.

Bill Bachman studied percussion performance at the University of North Texas and is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music. He is a regular contributing columnist for Modern Drummer magazine and is the author of the book Stick Technique, an Essential Guide for the Modern Drummer published through Modern Drummer Publishing, as well as the "Logic" instructional book series for Row-Loff Productions. Bill’s the inventor of the Remote Speedy Hat, the designer of Vic Firth’s Heavy Hitter pad series and signature Billy Club drumstick and founder of DrumWorkout.com. He has toured with progressive rock artist Neal Morse, and freelances with various artists in the Dallas area. Bill is an international drum clinician and he endorses Vic Firth sticks, Remo drumheads, Zildjian cymbals, and Dynasty drums.

Spoke of Shadows was born when Mark was finishing the mixes of the latest Herd of Instinct release “Conjure”. After completing two HOI CDs in two years he wanted to focus on writing music that was moodier and had more dynamics than what Herd of Instinct usually create. He began recording pieces by layering Warr guitars, an 8 string fretless bass, drums, guitars, and keyboards. After 6 tracks were written the project took another turn when a friend introduced Mark to Bill Bachman. Mark stripped away his percussion parts and gave the tracks to Bill with only one direction “play what you normally would not be allowed to play in other bands”. After some virtual recording sessions Mark and Bill met for the first time in 2013 at a Led Zeppelin tribute band show in Dallas where we discussed the status of our recording project and our love of Gabriel era Genesis. This meeting helped to cement the direction of the music.

Our goal was to create a hybrid progressive music that covers a wide range of moods and styles. No rules! After finishing the majority of the writing we began looking for collaborators to help add some sonic variation to the music. The approach was to find players from diverse backgrounds to help create a unique vocabulary that takes the listener on a sonic journey. All of the guests magically fell into place on the recording and added immense depth to the tracks.

Spokes of Shadows debut is released on Djam Karet's label Firepool Records.


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