Castles Daniel Tompkins
- 2Black the Sun05:56
- 8Black the Sun (Head Rework)05:37
- 9Limitless (feat. Dmitry Stepanov)04:51
- 10Kiss (feat. Randy Slaugh)04:12
- 11Saved (feat. Acle Kahney)03:36
- 12Saved (Bonus) (feat. Paul Ortiz)03:50
- 13Saved (Bonus) (feat. Randy Slaugh)03:33
Info zu Castles
Kscope are extremely proud to announce the release of the debut solo album from talented musician & songwriter Daniel Tompkins. His new solo album, entitled Castles, is due for release on 31st May.
Daniel Tompkins, already part of the Kscope family as the vocalist in TesseracT, comments on signing to Kscope as a solo artist “I’m ecstatic to have the backing of Kscope. They believe in what I’m producing and wish to support me as I freely express myself as a solo artist. I cannot thank them enough”
Within Castles, the listener will explore an album inspired by the arc of relationships – tragic mistakes, misjudgements of character and victorious, passionate love.
Daniel expands on this theme “Everyone has experiences that are relatable to one another in their romantic relationships. We make huge investments of trust and care and commitment into one another and sometimes they simply fail. In fact, most fail. That said, some survive, thrive and create incredible lifelong partnerships or at least important, long lasting love. But sometimes, we make massive misjudgements of character and the true nature of someone is always revealed over time. Sometimes tragic mistakes, physical or mental abuse, compulsion or addiction are an issue and create irreparable harm to relationships and lives, no matter how in love two people may be. This is the area where the most tragic outcomes occur. The album is somewhat cathartic lyrically but in other areas it explores amazing, victorious, passionate love. A lot of this story is told from the perspective of someone seeking that perfect partnership and the ultimate fulfilment of finding it.”
Castles, was written & engineered by Tompkins alongside US producer Eddie Head (Haji’s Kitchen) and recorded at both the UK’s Celestial Sound Studio (Vocals) & The Color And The Sound Studios (Music) in the US, with mastering by Acle Kahney at 4D Sounds; together they created the dynamic realisation of Tompkins’ expansive ability and taste: pulsating synths, beautiful keyboard lines, powerful electric guitars, heavy crash cymbals, and both skittering and forceful beats. The space created by the production allows Daniel’s voice to switch skilfully from tender and introspective to soaring emotion in a blend of pop-rock-electronic sounds that engages his eclectic audience. The result is a masterclass in tension and release.
This 13 track album features six alternative versions, which feature special guests Acle Kahney (TesseracT), Grammy-nominated Randy Slaugh (Periphery, Architects, Devin Townsend), Paul Ortiz (Zeta, Chimpspanner) and producer Dmitry Stepanov. With the stunning artwork created by Ani Artworks.
A diverse vocalist, Tompkins has established himself as a highly respected artist with a dedicated worldwide fanbase garnered from his work with the global progressive metal sensations TesseracT and Skyharbor, the experimental pop oriented White Moth Black Butterfly, which recently included a collaboration with percussive guitarist Jon Gomm, and the rise of his more accessible solo material.
Daniel Tompkins, vocals
is a award winning and innovative British singer / songwriter, widely recognised for fronting progressive metal band TesseracT with his unique live performances and unmistakable dramatic soundscapes on the highly acclaimed albums ‘One’, ‘Polaris’ and ‘Sonder’
Since 2008 Daniel has established himself as a highly respected vocalist with a dedicated worldwide fan base. Arguably one of the busiest collaborative vocalists, Daniel’s voice has been celebrated as one of the best in modern progressive rock and metal.
Having released several successful rock / metal records (see discography), in recent times, Daniel has demonstrated his natural ability to marry his sound to various genres and yet remain in mesmerising control of his audience.
Much more than a recording artist, he is an accomplished performer having toured the world earning a host of awards and honours from ‘Metal Hammer’ Golden God nominations to 5K Kerrang! live reviews. Alongside TesseracT, Daniel has shared the stage with artists such as Iron Maiden, Megadeth, Lamb of God, Meshuggah, Gojira, Devin Townsend, Steven Wilson and many more.
Looking to the future Daniel maintains his focus on TesseracT but also balances his time between his creative outlet as a solo artist, White Moth Black Butterfly, ZETA and his vocal coaching, continuing to create a strong impression within the music industry.
“Rightly lauded for his supreme technical skills” – CLASH
“Wildly experimental and curiously accessible” – Metal Hammer
“Experimental, accessible and quite brilliant” – Classic Rock Presents Prog Magazine
Dieses Album enthält kein Booklet