The Second Sun

by Matthew Stringer

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***Note: This is a 7 track album, however the download includes an extra bonus track ('Retrospect') not on the CDr. Only track previews are viewable - the full album tracks will appear as a bonus when you purchase the album. Cover artwork is included.

"I like music to paint a picture, tell a story, take the listener to a different world and carry them along as tale unfolds.

In 2009 I started working on my first album (Your World is but One), it had a collection of themes with individual ideas loosely based around the idea of a journey home which finally culminates in the track ‘Meadow’. I was taken by the idea of order or structure coming from chaos. The piece starts with a spattering of almost random sounds that slowly coalesce to form something real that you can grab onto!

Since then I’ve often thought about that ‘place', what was the Meadow, where was it, what is there and most importantly how do you get back? After working on six Perge releases I decided it was time to find out and set about creating the sequel.

For those that bought the first one The Second Sun starts on familiar ground and sets the scene with images from the past. There are then 6 tracks that take you through different emotions, that cover the highs, the lows, and the struggle to get ‘back’.

Dreique takes you through the looking glass and onto the journey, Fortress is the opposition, the bright and shiny noise of everyday life that distracts and blinds us. Glimpse represents that tangible grasp, that fleeting moment of success that slips away into uncertainty, and drags you down through the Conduit until the Window lets the light in and reveals the whole picture! Then, despite the noise and the humdrum of this world the melancholy slowly fades away as you take in the Air, could this be the way back, was it there all along, or did it ever exist at all, how will anyone know what it was?

I hope the music is able to paint a picture in your mind and let you explore it, the above story was in mine as I put this together, but it’s open to interpretation.

I’d like to thank Graham Getty for his support and his fantastic contribution to ‘Air’ and to Paul Lawler for his helpful advice and critical ear throughout this project.

See you at the Meadow!"



released February 14, 2015



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Perge was formed with the ambition of recreating the excitement of early 80's Electronic Rock typified by the live performances of Tangerine Dream '80-'83.

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