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Video of Frank playing the track Urban Blue at a drum talent show

Drum recordings finished – check out this video from the studio! :)

We just returned from a short “vacation” in the Netherlands where we recorded the drums for the Relocator debut CD. Frank recorded all his drum parts plus some nice Djembe playing for one song in just two days and we are very happy with the results. Expect some nice samples of the songs with Frank’s drums soon and until then enjoy this little video from the studio:

The Inspiration Corner for the upcoming album

Based on an idea popularized by Dream Theater (and subsequently dropped because it created too much pre-release speculation), we’d like to list some of the artists and albums that have inspired the music you will hear on our upcoming CD:

U.K. – all albums
King Crimson – all albums
Planet X – all albums (Quantum for Jimmy Johnson’s bass playing in particular)
Derek Sherinian – Planet X (for the eye-opening drumming by Virgil Donati and Tony Franklin’s fretless bass), Mythology
Meshuggah – I, Chaosphere
Joe Satriani – The Extremist
Allan Holdsworth – Wardenclyffe Tower, Sand, Metal Fatigue, The Sixteen Men of Tain (for the inspiring solos and rhythm chords)
Frank Zappa – Them or Us, especially “Sinister Footwear”
Gordian Knot – Emergent (beautiful arrangements and super-tasteful playing!)
Cynic – Focus (for those awesome bass lines)
Aghora – Aghora (Sean Malone & Sean Reinert again – can’t beat that rhythm section!)
On the Virg – Serious Young Insects
Dream Theater – A Change of Seasons
Greg Howe – Extraction (Dennis Chambers!)

Expect more news regarding the album soon! 🙂

Full Relocator track online (with mp3 download link)!

“A new MySpace page, a long overdue update, a new drummer – this is all very nice, but where is the beef?”, you might say. So we figured it was about time to give you a full Relocator track to check out at last! Red Vibes is probably the most straight-forward song on the upcoming album. It’s still in demo form – if you can seriously say that about a song that’s been in the works for over four years.

Interesting tidbit: The drums you hear on this version were Frank’s “audition tape” for Relocator. Awesome, eh? 🙂 We’re quite excited to have him on board. To give you a brief status update on the project: Frank is currently learning all the remaining songs for the album and we’re hoping to record his drum parts this spring. But no release date predictions for now! Most of you probably remember how that went last time… 😀

So enjoy the song, let us know what you think and spread the word! Thanks! 🙂

And yes, we realize that the audio quality of the MySpace player isn’t too great. That’s why you can download a much better sounding mp3 of the track from our official website – enjoy!

The Rebirth of Relocator

Relocator was founded in the summer of 2004 and was originally envisioned as a “full” live band. Never managing to maintain a stable complete lineup for long, four years and several personnel changes later the band self-destructed in late 2008.

But the music lived on. In early 2009 original founding members Stefan Artwin (guitar, keys and programming) and Michael Pruchnicki (bass) decided to revive Relocator as a project to finally finish the songs they had worked on for so long. The result is a multi-national endeavour: Joining them on the first Relocator album are new talent Frank Tinge from the Netherlands (drums) and special guest star Derek Sherinian from the USA (all keyboard solos).