'Blue Arrow' has been my experimental journey through 2016, in which I let myself be inspired by all things around me.
This past year started great! I released 'Silence Through the Forest', the first song I made using the Stagelight software and I also became Stagelight 'Artist of the Month' for March. From there on I released a few songs separately as a singles and created a covers EP in June. In October I had around 7 separate single's so I thought it was the right time to bundle them, write some new material and create a full album. So here it is!
On 'Blue Arrow' I let myself be inspired by the progressive rock genre. I've always loved music from Pink Floyd and David Gilmour, but I also started really getting into prog-rock acts like Rush and King Crimson. When I was creating the music for this album I noticed that these bands had a huge impact on the album's musical direction and I'm extremely proud of its result.
I hope you'll enjoy the album as much as I enjoyed making it!
released November 4, 2016
All songs written, composed, produced and recorded by Patrick van Zandwijk.
All instruments played and / or programmed by Patrick van Zandwijk
Album art also by Patrick van Zandwijk
Sound fx samples (from Freesound.org)
by: Genevieve_Lupk, pushtobreak, morosopher, Aiwha, BiancaBothaPur, dbdarby, CGeffex, Experimental Illnes, ERR0, uair01, OnlyTheGhosts, trip_sound, 833_45, ERH, UncleSigmund, jamesrodavidson, Robinhood76, aguasonic, LolitaPerdurabo, miscellany, Rosebugg, MrAuralization, melack, jppi_Stu, Corsica_S, MadamVicious, tcrocker68, mcroce, zippi1, seewalker, The Baron, ejgvibes, pablocandel, digifishmusic, tommccann, dnewtonjr, mickmon, swiftoid, Augdog, InspectorJ, rempen, Motion_S, Benboncan, inthecad, YleArkisto, 221Beimesche, MentalSanityOff, club sound, urupin, keweldog, glitznpearlz, ATG142, cognito perceptu, Luftrum, Trollarch2.
Gear used in the creation of this album:
Gibson Les Paul Futura
Jack & Danny Thinline Telecaster
Customized Silvertone Liberator
ESP GL-200 Kamikaze signature model
Customized Rockson P-Bass
Gretsch Jim Dandy
Harley Benton 12 String
Morley George Lynch Dragon II Wah
Behringer Ultra Metal
Behringer Echo Machine
Behringer Xenyx Audio Interface
Open Labs Stagelight software