For Escape the Clouds, steampunk is a genre of rewritten history, of exotic places and colorful people and fantastic inventions that never existed outside of imagination. What if they were real? How could their stories be told - and how would they sound?
In the brand new album Circumnavigator, the steampunk theme permeates every song. Fantastical times and characters live through the instrumentation, the lyrics, the general concept. Now, for the first time, EtC is introducing vocals into their songs. Six of the twelve songs aboard the album feature sung or spoken word vocals..
It is an evolution from EtC's first album, Bring the Rain, an all-instrumental set released in early 2009. A transitional collection of songs, the 13-track album builds a bridge between EtC's earlier electronic rock style and the newer steampunk influence.
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Posted on October 1, 2010 at 12:14am
Before anything, I want to send a huge thank you to everyone who's bought the albums. I never dreamed that my songs would be making people around the world dance and move and rock out. You guys are the best. Thank you so much for your support.
Several folks have asked why I chose spoken word for several of the songs on Circumnavigator. The reasons are numerous, both artistic and practical.
I've been a fan of the genre since first hearing the… Continue