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    Posted: August 22 2012 at 12:19
This news obtained via Jerry Ewing (UK 'Prog' magazine editor) at the publication's website: http://www.progrockmag.com/news/rob-reed-unleashes-his-kompendium-super-project/)
 

"Kompendium are to release an album on September 24, and its the culmination of three years work.

The brainchild of Magenta keyboard player Rob Reed, the album is to be titled 'Beneath The Waves'. And, for Reed, its been a lengthy labour of love.

Its ridiculous, but it has taken three years to get things finished. The project has been massive, the idea being to emulate what people like Mike Oldfield, Peter Gabriel and Kate Bush used to do.

This is classic prog with Celtic influences. Its a concept album, and hopefully will appeal to those who enjoy War Of The Worlds, Dark Side Of The Moon and Tubular Bells.

Reed has called on the services of two dozen other musicians to help create this work.

I went back to some of my favourite albums and made a wish list of people Id love to have involved, he says.

Those whove contributed include Steve Balsamo vocals, Steve Hackett nylon guitar, Gavin Harrison (Porcupine Tree) drums, Nick Beggs (Steve Hackett Band) stick bass, Troy Donockley (Nightwish) Uilleann Pipes, whistles, Nick Barrett guitar, Neil Taylor (Tears For Fears) guitar, Jakko Jackzyk (20th Century Skitzoid Band) guitar, Francis Dunnery guitar, John Mitchell guitar, Mel Collins (King Crimson, Camel) saxophone, BJ Cole (Elton John, David Gilmour) pedal steel guitar, Chris Fry (Magenta) guitar and Christina Booth (Magenta) backing vocals."

More on this at the 'Prog' magazine link given above (and again here!): http://www.progrockmag.com/news/rob-reed-unleashes-his-kompendium-super-project/
 
Sounds very interesting... Smile
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote lazland Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 22 2012 at 14:03
Sounds very interesting!


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote richardh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 22 2012 at 16:35
Quite a line up that Rob has gathered for his project. I will be getting it!
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Official website, from where pre-orders will soon be taken: http://www.kompendium-web.com/
 
 
 
Short promo video for the project:
 
 
 
 
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I'm very excited for this too! A vinyl edition!! I can't wait!

I was very impressed by the tagline on that website :

"Remember when music meant more than just a click of a mouse...?"



Edited by Aussie-Byrd-Brother - August 26 2012 at 14:03
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote rockfloydgary Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 27 2012 at 14:34
sounds like this.epic could be massive.can't wait.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote yam yam Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 04 2012 at 08:45
Here's a video of Nick Beggs laying down a bit of Chapman Stick for the 'Beneath The Waves' project. If this is representative of what we can look forward to on the finished album, then it's going to be a cracking end to September!!
 
 
 
 
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amazing. should be a awesome cd. thank you.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote johnobvious Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 11 2012 at 16:02
I'm on it. I'm hoping that all Reed's energy went into this and that Chameleon was an aberration in the Magenta catalog. Not a bad album but not up to his usual standards.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote yam yam Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 20 2012 at 13:01
I think you'll find that Rob has put plenty of energy into this project...
Shall we have a listen to a bit more?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Don't know about the rest of you...but I'm REALLY looking forward to this!!  Heart  Pre-orders being taken in four days time: http://www.kompendium-web.com/
 
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Edit: Added another vid - 'Beneath The Waves' (Full Animation Version)  Smile


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I certainly am!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote yam yam Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 24 2012 at 07:41
Pre-orders now being taken: http://www.kompendium-web.com/
 
 
 
 
PRE-ORDER : SHIPPING FROM 22nd OCTOBER 2012:
 
LIMITED SPECIAL EDITION CD and DVD @ 15.99 + postage.
(7" Gatefold sleeve with 20 page booklet
DVD includes:
Hi-Res 5.1 surround mix
Promo and making off videos
Gallery).
 
OR
 

180grsm Audiophile DOUBLE Vinyl (BLACK)  @ 22.00 + postage.

(Gatefold sleeve with full colour inner sleeves

Cut directly from the 24bit/96 masters).

 
 
OR
 
180grsm Audiophile DOUBLE Vinyl LIMITED EDITION "SEA " BLUE Transparent VINYL @ 23.00 + postage.

(Gatefold sleeve with full colour inner sleeves

Cut directly from the 24bit/96 masters).

 
 
 
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Edited by yam yam - September 24 2012 at 09:03
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote rockfloydgary Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 24 2012 at 14:12
great video. pre-ordered my copy at 5 20 this morning. can't wait.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote richardh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 09 2012 at 14:28
Can anyone tell me if you get an e-mail confirming your order? I pre-ordered on Sunday (or rather thought I had) but have had no response from the website.Confused
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote rockfloydgary Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 09 2012 at 15:03
i pre-ordred. and had no email as well. it look's like we have to wait and see.
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^ ok thanks for letting me know
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Anyone received it yet?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote rockfloydgary Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 31 2012 at 16:58
no not as yet. i think rob said it will be the first week in november..
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ok ta , chomping at the bit nowSmile
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote yam yam Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 17 2012 at 08:33
All pre-orders are said to have been shipped, so they should be arriving very shortly on your doorsteps now. Smile
 
Time we got this project up on the site somewhere methinks. Ermm
 
Will the appropriate team pick it up from here and evaluate them for inclusion as a new band, or do I need to create another thread for them in 'Suggest New Bands and Artists' forum? Theyre not on progfreak as yet, so unless Ivn already has this in Symphonic's thread ready to do the necessary when the album lands, I'm assuming no team has them as yet.
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