It is a nice and rainy afternoon in Mexico City, as Danny Heksolson is locked up at his mini home studio with a bit of melancholia because today is the first anniversary without “Ambar”, one of his closest female cats he ever had, who passed away due to a respiratory virus exactly one year ago. He is locked up because he wants to finish the recording of a couple of accoustic demos for the upcoming Red Page debut album “Beyond the black” that need to be sent to his guests singers so they can work on them.
The selecting process has ended succesfully from about ten days ago, and now is a waiting moment so these guests officially confirm their participation on the project. At this point the project had been stuck for the years before, but today it had the feeling of really getting forward a little bit more. After noon, a few e-mails arrived to Danny´s inbox and loaded with good news. Five of the seven guests singers confirmed during the next few hours, very excited about it. This was happiness, true happiness.
Around fifteen minutes before 14:00 local time, a very awaited confirmation surprinsingly arrived, making it 6 out of 7 guest singers confirmed! This one was strongly awaited for so many reasons that Danny was so glad jumpig all around the studio. (We´ll post a further history on this when all of the singers are officially revealed).
So, maybe “Ambar” brought magic in here, maybe the music is just flowing as it should, maybe the musical ride is just beggining, but today, significant advances were reached as the project enters a different mood now! You can feel it in the air! Only one confirmation is remaining and of course that is expected to happen soon (fingers crossed). So please, stay tuned to this website, as you are truly witnessing musical history!
After almost twenty days of no-posting we still under a waiting period in the “first accoustic pre-demo” making due to the natural difficulties of this kind of project. But the important thing is that we are working every day a little on it as we wait for some of our selected guest singers to have a proper time and space to develop their parts.
So, if this is becoming again slow is because of the difficulties of working mainly “on-line” with different singers and musicians who are in quite different geographical places, even though we are narrowing the possible delays as much as we can, it simply takes time, so please my friends be patient! 🙂
As for now, we only have a pre-view of the album track list, that I will share with you all as it is right now, please note that there are some working titles and those can be changed at the very last moment. Anyway, this was just a quick update, thanks for following us!
RED PAGE – BEYOND THE BLACK
1. Oceanic Idyll (instrumental)
3. Beyond the black
4. Caged blue girl
5. Forever blues
6. Green graveyard*
7. Will to deny*
It took the crew of Dark Rock Productions a long time but finally the result of months of hard work are there. The fourth The Gathering tribute album in which musicians from different countries record numbers of the dutch rock band is ready for free download and you all can visit the site now!
This time, Red Page participated with a couple of numbers: The “Shot to pieces” version recorded with the brazilian singer Tatiana Berke and the lite versions of “The Colorado Incident” sung by the ucranian singer Larisa Shelest. Both numbers are among my favs in The Gatering discography and appeared in the If_Then_Else album back there in 2001 (Also, my fav album of the dutch band).
Keep tuned to this site, soon we´ll be posting more news about the project! 🙂 In the meantime, enjoy the Tribute effort covered with great music and good musicians from all over the globe!
This time we couldn´t participate on it as a band, but Danny recorded a number along with singer Mavi Solano and Guitarist Curro García from spanish progressive rock band Overdub. Make sure to download this Dark Rock Productions effort that includes the hard work of many musicians from around the globe who enjoy the music of the Rock Dutch Band The Gathering, one of our favourites!
Click on the cover art to download the full album directly from the Dark Rock Productions management.