Riding Pegasus

by Martin Neuhold

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"Music, when combined with a pleasurable idea, is poetry" (from Alan Parsons/Eric Woolfson "The Fall of the House of Usher")

Pegasus is the mythical horse of the poet. It carries him high above the everyday world into the realms of fantasy.

This record is a trip into those realms. It is meant to be an opportunity for the listener to ride pegasus himself. Every track is based on a piece of art, music or poetry, some reach back to the 19th century, some lyrics were written a few weeks ago. Together they form a journey through time and space, a quest for the timeless beauty of art.

Most of the music for this album was created for FAWM 2014, a challenge where artists try to write a whole album during the month of february. (www.fawm.org)

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released April 21, 2014

Inspirations:
Track 1: contains "The Magi" by William Butler Yeats
Track 2: contains an excerpt of "Polaris" by H.P. Lovecraft
Track 3: Lyrics and vocals by Mosno Al-Moseeki
Track 4: inspired by "The Songlines" by Bruce Chatwin
Track 5: contains "The Pentagram" by Aleister Crowley
Track 6: contains "A Dream" by Edgar Allen Poe
Track 7: contains excerpts of Gitanjali, by Rabindranath Tagore
Track 8: inspired by "Mirage", an album by Camel
Track 9: music, lyrics and vocals by Mosno Al-Moseeki, arranged by Martin Neuhold
Track 10: contains "The Song Of Wandering Aengus" by William Butler Yeats
Track 11: inspired by "Eye in the Sky" an album by The Alan Parsons Project
Track 12: contains "The Evening Star" by Edgar Alan Poe
Track 13: inspired by "Fragments of a Rainy Season", an LP by John Cale
Track 14: contains excerpts of "20000 Leagues Under the Sea" by Jules Verne
Track 15: lyrics by Jeff McCarthy, musical comtributions by Jeff McCarthy (vocals) Evangelos Koudonas (first guitar solo), Shawn McClure (second guitar solo), Colin Powell (acoustic guitar), Guy Beeri Mauseth (bass, mix and mastering)

All spoken word samples are public domain recordings from archive.org Awesome cover artwork by Clif Johnston

Special thanks to...

...my mates Guy Beeri Mauseth, Evangelos Koudonas, Jeff McCarthy, Colin Powell, Shawn McClure, Alex Kelly, Nathan Tillett for collaboration and inspiration

...Mosno Al-Moseeki for two great collaborations

...Clif Johnston and all others at apptronica

...Genesis, Camel, Supertramp, Alan Parsons Project, Jean Michel Jarre, Eric Clapton, Barclay James Harvest, Neil Young, David Crosby, Heinz Rudolf Kunze (who inspired the title track) and many others for showing me the way

...my wife and my two girls

Home is not necessarily the place where you live, but the place where your heart feels at ease. This album is dedicated to Heimo Neuhold, my uncle, who passed away much to early during the time this album was made. He will always be, in my thoughts and memories, a part of the place I call home.

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Martin Neuhold Großkarolinenfeld, Germany

Ambient and Downtempo artist, iOS Musician from Germany.

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Track Name: The Magi
"The Magi" by William Butler Yeats

Now as at all times I can see in the mind’s eye,
In their stiff, painted clothes, the pale unsatisfied ones
Appear and disappear in the blue depth of the sky
With all their ancient faces like rain-beaten stones,
And all their helms of silver hovering side by side,
And all their eyes still fixed, hoping to find once more,
Being by Calvary’s turbulence unsatisfied,
The uncontrollable mystery on the bestial floor.