Beginning of Much to Say
Recorded over a period of 2 years, these 16 songs are designed and written to be listened to as a singular musical Journey. Hidden in the music is an Enigma Theme which appears in several of the songs and in several different forms. Numerous internal parallels, both in the music and lyrics, as well as many quotes and references to influential authors make this album a treat for the mind as well as the ears. Andy bases his music on a solid foundation of rock instrumentation and layers onto that rich orchestral textures, along with many other colors ranging from digital and electronic music to folk and acoustic elements. From the haunting lament in 'Where Cross the Crowded Ways' to the thundering anthem 'Flesh and Blood' this album is a rich and diverse musical offering. Yet in spite of this diverse sound palette Andy and his rather large group of collaborators weave a consistent and purposeful collection of songs into a gorgeous and powerful album.