View Full Version : Virgil on Erik Norlander's album.
07-28-2003, 12:05 PM
Some of you prog lovers may know about this, but Virgil finished his tracks not too long ago on Erik Norlander's latest solo double CD called Music Machine.
Here's a quick link to the breakdown of the record:
Gregg Bissonnette and Vinnie Appice are on this album. It's truly a great listen, that's for sure!
I just thought I should let you guys know of what's going on.
07-28-2003, 12:24 PM
I'll have to get that one!
07-28-2003, 02:28 PM
Totally. I'm personally a keyboard music buff. Especially the works of Vince DiCola (Rocky and Transformers soundtracks). I also dig Mark Shreeve but prefer DiCola's work much more. It's too bad that we don't hear of him anymore..
But anyway, this is also a great album with an added plus : Virgil is on it! :)
08-05-2003, 08:45 AM
I didn't include this originally, but here are some sound samples from the album:
And here are the reviews and tracklistings with the corresponding artists that appear on every track.
Really amazing work!
08-05-2003, 10:58 AM
Hello Virgil fans!
Thanks to Christopher for the nice post about my 'Erik Norlander - Music Machine' album. It is an honor to have Virgil appear on that album. There are two pieces in particular that open and close Disc One called "Prologue: Project Blue Prince" and "Reprise: Project Blue Prince" that have this high-speed ultra-technical double kick part. When I wrote that, I immediately thought of Virgil. When I sang it to him over the phone, Virgil's reply was, of course, "No problem, mate". When you hear him play the part on the record, he makes it sound easy. I assure you that it isn't!!! Virgil also did a fantastic job on "The Fall of the Idol" which almost has a 'Ring of Fire' sound to it (I guess the fact that Mark Boals sings it pushes it in that direction as well) and also "Metamorphosis", which is basically a wild-assed Moog synthesizer solo with equally wild-assed drumming!
And if Virgil wasn't enough of a superhero during the session for this album, immediately after recording the last track, he asked for directions to the nearest gym. Oh man, this guy is SERIOUS!
08-05-2003, 04:42 PM
I've downloaded some sound samples where Virgil playerd, and I really liked it.
The main problem is that I believe I won't be able to buy that album here in Argentina.... mmmhh, maybe in two or three years it arrives here... who knows? :)
Btw, congratulations and thank you for the SOBERVIO (excellent) job you've done with the album.
08-11-2003, 11:47 AM
The name Erik Norlander sounds like a swedish or norway name...
...does anyone know where this guy is from??
08-11-2003, 12:46 PM
He's born and raised in LA it looks like.
Check out his bio: http://18.104.22.168/eriknorlandercom_bio.htm
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