2 Part Invention
This 16 song album features plenty of ear candy with catchy hooks, lush string arrangments, loads of vocal harmonies, blazing solos, analog synthesizers, energetic drumming, triple tracked guitar harmonies and the classic growl of a Rickenbacker Bass. 2 Part Invention is the creation of award winning songwriters Richie Castellano (bassist for the legendary rock group Blue Oyster Cult) and Andy Ascolese. Their goal was to create a Power Pop album that reflected their virtuosic playing styles. The songs are heavily influenced by their love of the music of the 1980s, and their admiration of composers like J.S. Bach, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and Brian Wilson. Between the two of them, they were able to cover the vocal, guitar, bass, keyboard and drum parts. They also augmented their sound by enlisting the talents of several guest musicians. The album took 2 years to complete with Richie and Andy handling all of the production and engineering duties. The result is an album containing 16 meticulously crafted songs with mind blowing arrangements and production. Be sure to pick up a copy of Richie Castellano and Andy Ascolese's 2 Part Invention CD and experience it for yourself...