AD Music - David Wright - Albums
David Wright is now considered a veteran of the UK Electronic music scene and one of the foremost instrumental music composers. Founder of the AD Music label and co-founder of Code Indigo, his music varies in style, from long and adventurous to short and ethnic influenced.
David has many associations with electronic music, but his emotive and gently rhythmic style is also laced with classical, rock, jazz and cultural influences making his albums as diverse as they are original.
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David Wright - Albums
Beyond the Airwaves Volume 1
‘Beyond the Airwaves Volume 1’ is the 25th solo album from UK synth veteran David Wright and also marks 25 years since his first release. Originally intended as a double CD, Volume 2 will now be released in early 2015.
The 12 interlinked tracks are actually 4 long pieces that ebb and flow with commanding themes and a sweeping grandeur. The music covers a variety of electronic music styles with strong rhythms and sequences underpinning a multitude of layers and lush passages that are rich with drama. There are 48 minutes of new music plus an epic 30 minute reimagining of his classic ‘Walking with Ghosts’ suite.
The music is taken from live concerts in the USA and Europe in 2012 and 2013, all reworked and added to afterwards in the studio. The idea being to combine the spontaneity of the concert recordings with the more disciplined and creative studio approach to present a blend of both and hopefully, something a little different.
‘Beyond the Airwaves Volume 1’ is a pulsating voyage into cosmic electronic music and a worthy addition to David Wright’s extensive catalogue.
Electronic Circus concert
The acclaimed Electronic Circus concert from 2009 is now available on DVD. The concert was not originally filmed for DVD release, but for a personal record of the event, so the footage is a little grainy. However, it's quite watchable and the audio and the performances throughout are terrific, and it's why, with fans often requesting its release, the artists agreed to this DVD being made available as an ‘Official Bootleg’. For those who witnessed the event, here is the uncut and unedited concert to savour again, save for a few inserted graphics. For those who couldn't be there, here is the opportunity to see and hear these three great musicians perform together in concert.
'Connected' is David Wright's 24th solo album - a superbly crafted, roller coaster ride through electronic music styles that US 'Echoes' Radio host John Diliberto has described as: "David Wright's best musical work too date". The album is packed with David's trademark melodic themes, all expertly underpinned by some of his best ever sequencing and rhythms, and interlinked with a series of imaginative and amazingly sonically beautiful space music passages. There is an epic scope to this music that is breathtaking! Also, paradoxically for electronic music, there is an organic feel, as it twists and turns through 14 interconnected tracks, with lush rhythmic landscapes being driven forward by exciting leads and inspired multi-layered arrangements. Everything is "connected" by repeating themes and occasional voice textures that just add an extra beauty and dynamic range to the mix. David Wright's music has evolved and matured over the years as he has aspired to vary what he does with each new release, always seeking to try something new, and that has never been more evident than with 'Connected', where he has produced one of the most diverse, beautifully produced and accomplished musical statements of his career.
(from CDS review) This is THE best David Wright album in years... It's EPIC! All the expected elements of a DW CD are here: Fantastic cosmic passages, huge Vangelis-style grandiose melodies, infectious sequenced rhythmic flows and a whole lot more too. There's an amazing new aggression to his music that will thrill like some of the great Shreeve, Pickford, Teubner synth albums from the 90's did and when you've finished listening you'll feel like you've just sat through a fantastic sci-fi movie with all the thrills and spills that comes with it.
David's 23rd opus is an epic journey reflecting the ebb and flow of life, encapsulated in a diverse and coherent collection of musical soundscapes. In keeping with his very best journey style albums (think "Dreams and Distant Moonlight"), "In Search of Silence" offers a roller-coaster ride of emotions and styles. From the ethereal to the atmospheric, from the melotron and sequencer dominated rhythmic to lounge chill out and ambient, David Wright really has pulled out all the stops on this one to present a stunning, expertly crafted 78 minute mammoth masterpiece
In Search of Silence
A beautiful album of drifting space music that feature some of David finest melodic compositions. Everything here has either been skilfully remastered, ie 'Illusions' and 'Ocean 'Watch' or completely re-recorded ie "A Night in September", the wonderful Oriental influenced 'Forbidden City' and 'Romance 89'. The album is completed with new music, the delightful piano piece 'Crystal rain', and the epic 'Lazy Heaven' featuring Geigertek. If you're looking for melodic space music at its very best, then look no further..........
The Spirit of Light
David's 20th solo album is a melodic and gently rhythmic journey highlighting some of his recent live UK and USA performances alongside new studio recordings. The album features guest musicians including Ian Boddy and Klaus Hoffmann-Hoock and the live music arrangements are completely different versions of the studio originals.
CD comes with a 12 page booklet with photos, text written by David plus a commentary on David's 20 years in the business penned by Steve Roberts.
Sines of Life (Volume 1)
Sines of Life Volume 2 is a collection of tracks that were either unreleased live tracks, commissioned pieces, or music that never made it on to CD albums due to time constraints or because the tracks didn't quite fit the feel of those albums. But they are all tracks the artist would like to have seen released.
So this epic 135 minutes download is a fascinating and varied collection of music from David Wright.
Sines of Life (Vol 2)
This is an album of sublime space music; rhythmic, but with both artists very much in a chilled mode. Fans will no doubt have great fun trying to determine "who did what" but one thing for certain is that this is electronic music of the very highest quality, and the creative efforts of these highly respected instrumental music composers has produced a sensational album of varied electronica that is sure to please and surprise and garner plaudits from fans and media alike.
Recorded at the AD Music Festival of September 2009, "Trinity" is a stunning live concert performance featuring expert reworkings of music from all three musicians solo catalogues plus the awesome new collaborative title track. The music has been eq'd and digitally mastered by David Wright but aside from a few minor tweaks, this is the performance on the night without the audience noise and applause.
This download album gathers the original studio recordings of the momentous Code Indigo album "Timecode" as composed by David Wright & Robert Fox. The album includes previously unreleased music and the original unreleased versions of some of the music to be found on the Time Code album. It is a fascinating insight into the compositional process, showing the original compositions and how they differ from the eventual album release. Much of the music was recorded live and edited to review for inclusion in the Code Indigo Timecode project, so there is a real spontaniety and live feel to it all that makes the whole album wonderfully compelling.
David continues to produce music of a high standard and this epic new studio album is no exception and may well be regarded as one of his finest works. Fifteen interlinked tracks spanning a colossal 77 minutes of music that is stylistically a cross between "Walking With Ghosts" and "Continuum". The album features Andy Lobban and Nigel Turner- Heffer on lead and bass guitars respectively and there are also some vocal textures that will no doubt draw comparison with Code Indigo.
Schallwelle Music Awards - Winner "Best International CD 2008”
Dreams and Distant Moonlight
Momentum is a gorgeous studio re-imagining of music performed by David Wright at his USA Gatherings concert in September 2007. His music and performance that night garnered many plaudits and it’s no surprise that it has been reworked in the studio for CD release.
The gently evolving, journey style offering is laced with atmospherics and underpinned with gentle percussion and sequences that builds rhythmically as the album progresses
NAR Music Awards - Nominated "Best Ambient CD 2007"
Taken from his 2006 Planetarium concerts in Germany and the UK, this live album clocks in at a mammoth 79.30 and features brand new tracks and a masterful re-working of the epic "Sea of Dreams", transforming it into an almost entirely new track.
The Tenth Planet (Live)
Deeper is an imaginative, journey style offering with a strong sense of emotion and warmth pervading the album. There are strong themes, poignant melodies and lush orchestrations, all laced with atmospherics and underpinned with gentle percussion and sequences.
Compilation featuring 18 David Wright Classics from period 1991 - 2004. Includes 24 bit digitally re mastered Rysheara, Taiga, Nomad, Sygyzy, Guardians, Shah, Continuum, Walking With Ghosts plus many more.
"The sound quality is excellent with all tracks having been 24 bit re mastered and edited especially for this compilation" Steve Roberts, SMD.
David Wright, develops his chill out instrumental music and presents a CD of classic rhythms, sequencers and melody that sounds fresh and contemporary.
"I know it is a bit of a cliché but David does surpass himself with every release." Highly Recommended - Mick G (Editor-Sequences)