This a superb collection of previously unreleased works and alternate mixes by Dwane. It’s a collector's item, limited-edition CDR, not available in stores. Only 500 have been burned; each being numbered and personally signed by Mark.
Dwane has updated, extended, re-worked, and refined the best tracks collected out of his earlier midi-guitar releases. My “mind-ears” always perk up and echo, “Patrick O’Hearn . . .”, when I hear sections of Dwane’s material but he retains enough unique stylings and compositions to stand apart on his own safely.
I enjoyed this CD-R a great deal and it is worth grabbing as a good representative taste of the Dwane soundworld. He does amazing things with a guitar! In fact you will rarely think a guitar is being used but that Tangerine Dream or Vangelis were all in the mix!
I was especially happy when chatting with Dwane, before receiving this release, suggesting he extend certain songs from The Monuments of Mars
, when he informed me Archives
indeed had already included an extended version of TMoM
’s “Eternity”. I wished he’d extended that track to about 10 or 15 minutes but I’ll take even five minutes of eternity of the “Dwane-man”. Recommended head-trip!