March 21st 2008
Recording of Logichaos is going well, and several tracks have now been completed. The full track listing is as follows:
1. Purple Sky
4. Fly With Me
5. Open Heart
11. Space & Time
12. The Chill
15. Dance In My Mind
16. Pixie's Lullaby
You can take a listen to Fly With Me, Open Heart and Pixie's Lullaby on our Myspace site.
March 24th 2007
Enlightenment profile pages have now been set up on Muzikvoice and Unsigned. Click the links below to view the relevant pages:
The opening track of the new album Logichaos, entitled Purple Sky is finished. Keep an eye on our Myspace page (http://www.myspace.com/enlightenmentinstrumental) for an exclusive listen.
Hybrid has been entered into the Virgin Radio UK competition to write boxer Joe Calzaghe's entrance music for his upcoming fight against Peter Manfredo on April 7th for the WBO title. Watch this space and fingers crossed!
January 24th 2007
Symbolic Gestures is now available under Digital Distribution license from CD Baby to the following providers:
Apple iTunes, AudioLunchbox, Bitmunk, BuyMusic, Daiki, Destra, GreatIndieMusic, GroupieTunes, Inprodicon, Intent Media Works, Interia, MP3-Extension, MP3tunes, MusicIsHere, MusicNet, MusicNow, Napster, Nareos, Nexhit, PassAlong, PayPlay, PlayIndies, Puretracks, Rhapsody, Ruckus, RuleRadio, SNOCAP, Sony Connect, Tradebit, USEN, Verizon Wireless & WrapFactory.
It is also currently for sale in the Musician Shop in Bluewater, Kent. Soon it will be added to www.musicianshop.com too.
January 4th 2007
What's been going on?
Symbolic Gestures is now available on CD Baby and Indie Rhythm at $15.00 each. Click the links below to view the relevant pages:
In addition to selling the album, CD Baby will be providing digital distribution of the tracks to download from sellers such as Apple iTunes, Sony Connect and Rhapsody. Currently 22 companies are lined-up for distribution.
The Enlightenment (Instrumental rock) page on MP3.com has topped 1000 views! Currently the 3 most played tracks are The Bombardier, Dark Dreams Part 2 and Hybrid.
Enlightenment enters Myspace realm! Yes you can now find Enlightenment on the popular Myspace site under:
Check it out and spread the word!
What's coming up in 2007?
Rehearsals will begin in January with Marc Seager on drums for planned gigs to promote Symbolic Gestures in 2007. As rehearsals progress, further band members will be phased in to complete the 'live' line-up.
At the same time, Darren will be making plans for the next album to be titled Logichaos. Stay tuned to the site for exclusive previews of any upcoming tracks.
October 9th 2006
Enlightenment were featured on the October 6th edition of BBC Radio Kent’s Unsigned Artist show. The track featured was The Bombardier.
To listen to the show, click the link below and select Kent's Unsigned: 6th October 2006:
(Requires Realplayer to listen).
October 7th 2006
Enlightenment has been added to BBC Radio Kent’s Unsigned Artist website. A link has been put in the A-Z list, stay tuned to see if any tracks from Symbolic Gestures get airplay!
The link is:
September 10th 2006
Symbolic Gestures has received a stellar review from Overplay. Click the Reviews button to view it.
In preparation for gigs to promote the album in the New Year, Marc Seager has been brought on board to handle drum and percussion duties, as well as contributing to the new album.
A profile page has been set up on www.mp3.com under Enlightenment (Instrumental Rock). Visitors can read bio and album info, as well as stream and rate selected tracks from Symbolic Gestures.
Symbolic Gestures charted at number 8 on the Heavy Metal chart on Guitar 9 Records for the month of August.
August 3rd 2006
Both the album and individual tracks are now available to buy from Overplay. Please click the link below to be taken directly to the Enlightenment area:
July 25th 2006
Symbolic Gestures charts at number one on Guitar Nine!
In its first week of sale on Guitar Nine Records, Symbolic Gestures has achieved the following positions:
Number 1 - Heavy Metal top sellers
Number 5 - Hard Rock top sellers
Number 5 - Heavy Electric top sellers
Hopefully even better sales are to come. Stay tuned to the site for updates, or join our news mailing list by sending us your details via the Contact page.
July 16th 2006
Symbolic Gestures is now also available to purchase from the Guitar Nine website.
We recommend that all UK and European buyers purchase the album from CD Unsigned, and all others use the Guitar Nine website.
If you would like to join our new mailing list to be kept up-to-date with the latest Enlightenment news, please use the Contact page.
June 6th 2006
Symbolic Gestures is now available! To get hold of a copy, please visit the site below:
Copies are priced at £7.99. Below is a direct link to the album page:
Please feel free to use the Contact page to let us know what you think of the album, maybe even write a review!
April 1st 2006
At last! Symbolic Gestures is complete! The final tracks have been finished and the album fully mastered, ready for manufacture. Check out the Music section to listen to previews of all of the songs, including Ambient, Dark Dreams Part 2 and the epic Look In The Mirror that have just been added.
Artwork and pictures for the album are being finalized. The album cover has been added to the Media section as downloadable backgrounds. Some promo pictures have also been uploaded.
CD production is expected to start within a month so stay tuned to the site to find out how and where to get hold of a copy.
November 19th 2005
It's been a while since the last update, so there's a lot to catch up on. Firstly, due to time restraints and moving the studio to a new house, the decision has been made to split Symbolic Gestures into 2 albums. The revised track listing is given below. The remaining tracks will appear on the next Enlightenment album.
2. The Bombardier
5. Raging Heat
7. Missing You
8. Dark Dreams Part 1
9. Dark Dreams Part 2
10. Look In The Mirror
Ambient has been wrapped up now, and the final solos are being put on Dark Dreams Part 2. With just the epic Look In The Mirror to go, the album should be fully mastered by the end of the year for an early 2006 release.
Samples of Ambient, Dark Dreams Part 2 and Look In The Mirror will be added soon.
Stay tuned to the site for details of how to get a copy of Symbolic Gestures on its release.
Album artwork and promo photos will be posted soon.
Enlightenment has been added to the UK site www.bandmix.co.uk. This site profiles up and coming unsigned UK talent and will shortly be launching its own radio station online.
June 30th 2005
Hybrid, Reaper, Dark Dreams Part 1 and Waiting are now finished, and samples for 3 tracks have been added to the Media section.
The next tracks to be completed will be Ambient, Invisible and Dark Dreams Part 2. A chill-out track accompanied by two slabs of de-tuned mayhem!
Ideas for the album artwork are being finalized and promo photos will be taken shortly, so keep an eye out.
Now that a production ‘formula’ has been found for mixing and mastering, the 2nd half of the album should be quicker so hopefully a completion and release date will be announced soon.
Look out for news on the next Enlightenment project soon, which will hopefully be a full-band live album!
March 5th 2005
The limited edition CD single of The Bombardier and Raging Heat is now mastered and ready. To order a free copy, please email us with your name and address using the Contact page or via email@example.com. It’s first come, first served so get your request in early to secure a copy.
The next two tracks to be completed for Symbolic Gestures will be the traditional metal influenced Reaper and the straight-ahead rocker Hybrid.
The ‘eagle-eared’ among you may have noticed that you have to adjust your volume slider when listening to the samples (e.g. Raging Heat is quieter than The Bombardier). Rest assured that on the final single and album all the tracks will be levelled up so you can just set your volume, press play and enjoy!
February 14th 2005
Raging Heat is the latest track to be finished ahead of the upcoming release of Symbolic Gestures. Check the Media or Music sections to listen to a sneak preview sample.
A limited edition two-track, double A-side single featuring Raging Heat and The Bombardier will be available soon. Details of how to get hold of a copy will be posted soon. Stay tuned, as there will only be a small number available on a first come, first served basis.
Simon will shortly be designing the album cover art. Keep an eye out for an exclusive wallpaper version that will be made available in the Media section. Bring Enlightenment to your desktop!
January 31st 2005
Enlightenment website goes live!
Debut album Symbolic Gestures set for completion in 2005. Stay tuned for further updates and teasers. Check the Biography section for the story behind the Enlightenment concept.
All drum programming and rhythm tracks are now complete. 6 tracks are finished with a total of 19 planned for the final album. Click Music for the full album track listing, and a track-by-track guide to each song. Click Media to listen to samples of selected tracks as a teaser of what is to come.
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