BACK-CATALOG RELEASED FOR 21st CENTURY
…Two FREE songs available
For the first time, I’m finally releasing songs from our musical timeline for the digital age.
In the early 90’s, Barbe and I had a project called Holy Countdown. This band stylistically encompassed arena rock and hard rock with a little musician-oriented prog in the Christian rock genre, and was fortunate to pioneer a lot of opportunities back in the day. We found ourselves on several radio stations, covered in national publications, opening for major acts like Bride and Joe Club, and even had a documentary and two music videos filmed, which ended up with national indie coverage. Our 1993 EP “Hands of Time” was a four-song professional representation, released only on cassette. We recorded it at one of the biggest recording studios in Iowa at the time, and filled it with multi-layered guitars, keyboards, and vocals.
Then in the late 90’s we had a band called Dark Spectacle, which got a little attention around Eastern Iowa. With a darker, alternative sound, we combined our style with influences of the day, and finally released our full-length CD “Thoughts on Life” in 2001. We debuted the band opening for Disciple, and eventually Barbe added the role of bassist to her duties as vocalist and keyboardist. This album featured one of our heaviest songs “this sea i live…“, as well as one of my personal favorites, “it seems.” The ladder was an alternative-ballad with Psalm-like lyrics and acoustic percussion, and got a little radio attention. This album also featured my instrumental blues/hard rock song “the Philippians 1:21 paradox.” Rez Band founder Glenn Kaiser honored us by playing blues harp on this track, and I still add this song to my setlist on occasion.
Both albums are “bargain bin” priced to sell at CDBaby and Bandcamp. You can get “Hands of Time” for just $3, and “Thoughts on Life” is only $5. Not only that, but two songs from “Thoughts on Life” are available for FREE! If you check out the Dark Spectacle release, you can get “righteous one” and “The Old Rugged Cross” for NOTHING. This is the next best thing to pirating them, so download without guilt. If you’re a fan of old school rock, or just curious about the evolution of my music, download these collections.