Downers Grove, IL (PRWEB) September 23, 2010 –
Imaginary Disasters, Alan Prince's new album of creative acoustic guitar compositions, is testament to his enduring talent as a writer and guitar player. Every note sings with the persistent power of a drowsy dream and Prince's reawakening as an artist.
Long ago, Prince awoke from a hypnagogic reverie with an unusual musical idea.
“At this point in my life, I had nothing. I had walked away from my home, I was broke, had no car, was financially ruined from a divorce, and severely depressed,” said Prince. “In fact, I had already sold the majority of my music equipment; totally fed up. I believed that my time had long passed to ever pursue a music career.”
The dream awoke Prince's passion. He woke up from that dream and began writing and composing songs as they magically appeared in his mind. Thus, “Imaginary Disasters” became a reality. Alan Prince’s debut album, born of ethereal influences, takes acoustic guitar music to another dimension.
Alan Prince’s acoustic guitar music mixes a variety of musical influences with a diverse collection of guitar techniques. He draws on classical and flamenco Techniques and uses modern acoustic and electric guitar artistry, Alan Prince not only crosses the boundaries between acoustic and electric Guitar, but also blends musical cultures from the East and West. The outcome may be jazz, classical, heavy metal or a wholly original melding of all three.
Fans of Michael Hedges, Preston Reed, Kaki King, and even Ralph Towner should check out Imaginary Disasters.
His music will take listeners on a unique musical journey. Currently, Prince is working on recording several live performances, which he feels is a much more accurate depiction of his works and playing. “I felt so constricted having recorded Imaginary Disasters in the studio,” he said. “You have so much more freedom with a live performance, especially with a solo performance, In retrospect, I would have much rather recorded live.”
Prince has proclaimed himself the oldest living metal head, Alan Prince grew up listening to bands the likes of Cream, Blind Faith, and Traffic, along with progressive bands such as Guru Guru, Neu, Eloy, Magma, and Hawkwind.
Prince said, “It’s difficult for me to decide where Imaginary Disasters might lead. Although, right now it is just me playing acoustic guitar, soon I feel Imaginary Disasters will become a three piece band playing what I could best describe as, Heavy Metal Mood Music.”
For more information, visit myspace.com/imaginarydisasters. You can purchase the album at CDUniverse, Amazon.com, or CD Baby.