Edit: I have changed the name of the album from Lotus Eater to Locus Eater.
Baba Yaga (The Dead Witch)
Barden and the Serpent (The Viking Ship)
Cave of the Unknown Prophet
Cumhaill’s Causeway (Clochán an Aifir)
Fall of Sisyphus
Hephaestus and Prometheus (The Tyrant’s Overthrow)
Isle of the Invisible Darkness
Myrddin’s Castle – longest song
Myrddin’s Tower – spoken poem with musical background
The Four Rivers of Paradise
The Rape of Medusa
The Spider and the Bones – short instrumental
The Storm of Tiamat – long multi-instrument instrumental
White Stag – medium length guitar instrumental
I’ve bene thinking about doing this for awhile and last week, while out and driving around I began sketching out the titles and notes for a new album of songs I’m going to write.
Last year I finished writing my first album of songs, a country album I call “Going South.”
This year I’ve decided to do something I’ve been meaning to do for a long time but never got around to. Writing an album of rock, art rock, and hard rocks songs in the style of music from the 1970’s (if you ask me the most productive and artistic era of American music in history).
This will be my homage and tribute album to the best rock music of the 70s (and 60’s – Tales of the Brave Ulysses, etc.) although there will also be ballads and instrumental pieces and some experimental and even some Prog Rock pieces (Emerson, Lake, and Palmer).
It will be called “Locus Eater.”
I have listed the songs in alphabetical order as I haven’t yet decided on any kind of arrangement. These are the songs I have decided to include at the moment. It may change as I develop the album. It will be a double album of course, and loosely, even a concept album.
Many of the songs will be in written in these general types of styles, though the lyrics will be considerably different: