George Andrade read my blog on the no comma in a non-restrictive clause error and sent me a song to which he wrote the lyrics, “The Space Between” performed by PelleK, a Norwegian rock/metal singer, and the song was—well, damn awesome. Turns out, a whole album—A Marvelous Method of Reclusion—releases today. A Marvelous Method of Reclusion is modern and smooth and in the tradition of concept albums such as Lou Reed’s 1973 Berlin and The Who’s Tommy. I mean, stylistically, the albums here are very different, but they all do story really well.
Each of A Marvelous Method of Reclusion‘s tracks can be viewed as a chapter within a novel and a kind of running dialogue narrative with three distinct voices. The album is a journey through loneliness, manic depression, and bi-polarism: all themes I can get one hundred percent on board with.
This is the sound track I wish I had when I was writing Wasteland. And instead of me blabbering anymore about the music, here’s a sample:
ABOUT GEORGE ANDRADE
George Andrade wrote the book & lyrics and was Co-Producer for “AIRS – A Rock Opera (Fencesound Music). He also developed the concept, wrote the lyrics, and was Executive Producer for “Back from Being Gone” by the progressive metal band The ANABASIS (10T Records). More recently, he has developed the concepts and written lyrics & narratives for the Norwegian rock/metal vocalist and songwriter PelleK on his abums “Ocean of Opportunity” and the soon to be released “A Marvelous Method of Reclusion” (6-15-16).
He has written novel reviews for Horrornews.net, reviewed albums for Progarchives.com, and has provided critical readings of screenplays for independent screenwriters (most notably by the produced Sean Ryan). He is listed in both the Locus Magazine Author’s Index and the ISFDB (Internet Speculative Fiction Database) for his short story “Clowns”, which appeared in HAUNTS Magazine #18 (Spring 1990).
He has also been an Artist-In-Residence for Very Special Arts Rhode Island, where he taught screenwriting at Dorcas Place in Providence, RI, whose mission is to assist low-income adults in realizing their full potential through literacy, employment, advocacy and community involvement. He also wrote, produced and directed the short film “Supports” for Vision Cable in Pawtucket, RI, which won a RI Cable Award for “Best Entertainment/Variety” in 1992.
When last seen in the “private sector” (where they expect results), George was an assistant football coach at Mt. Hope High School in Bristol, RI (2012-2015) and before that managed the Children’s, Teen, Family & Childcare, and Education Departments at Barnes & Noble in Middletown, RI.
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