"Afterglow" is considered a conceptual, linearly flowing album exploring unique and intricate atmospheres. It is suggested to listen to this piece without interruption from start to finish (preferably not streamed as this truncates the flowing organic music). Afterglow was conceptualised in May 2012, subsequently recorded with James Parsons in 2013 and then mixed and mastered in April 2014.
Michael Rumple's contributions to the creation of this album was through conceptual ideas, lyrics, vocals, programming and mixing. Stephen Fortune contributed the initial concept and ideas, guitars, bass, drum programming, mixing and mastering.
Gene Haggie provided the bass guitar used in this recording. James Parsons allowed Stephen the use of his gear for the recording of the instruments on this album.
released May 20, 2014
Stephen Fortune - Guitars, Bass, Programming, Production
Michael Rumple - Vocals, Lyrics, Programming, Production
I'd like to thank, firstly, the Universe for providing the opportunity to exist and make music with such amazing and talented people that I have met thus far in my life. I'd like to deeply thank Michael Rumple for being my equal in this project and look forward to working on more material with him in time. Another specific thanks to James Parsons for being a legitimate human being (not enough words to express my gratitude in our friendship). I'd like to thank Andrew Collett for his continued support and his close friendship. I love all my friends and family -- thank you for all the shared experiences we've had and will continue to proliferate.
I would like to thank my friends for constantly listening to my different ideas and vocal tests, and giving me the feedback I needed to help push myself further. Major thanks to everyone in the UNC Wilmington music building staff for tolerating me yelling and shouting and causing a general ruckus in one of their practice rooms so that I could get this recording done. The biggest thanks, though, goes to Stephen Fortune, who put forth the talent and effort to write and record this monster of an album. I'm proud and honored to be a part of the music he has crafted.
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