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Lateral Thinking Lateral Thinking was recorded between September 24th - 28th 2004 at Thin Ice Studios in Surrey, U.K. Karl Groom of Threshold fame produced and engineered the promo. Lateral Thinking marked the first recording in a professional studio for the band. This, their second release was aimed squarely at the music press and record labels A&R. Focused mainly on securing a deal and raising their profile, this marked the start of a campaign to get Soliloquy - as they were then known - signed. One which Pete Morten would go on to pursue avidly and single handedly in 2006. A deal almost came in 2005 with Japanese label Majestic Rock. They loved the demo, and talks about financing an album began. However, the label couldn’t offer the budget the band needed to do it properly, so the deal fell through. Then Lucretia Records in Denmark, nearly signed the band too. However, while the A&R dept loved the demo it was ultimately the label boss who said no to signing the band. The Rest Is History Interestingly, even though this was only a two track demo, it was originally planned to be a five track E.P. with accompanying promo music video for the second song, Fractured. Sadly, due to time and budget constraints, the band had to streamline the content of the release drastically. Despite Pete having already shot and edited footage for the video and despite having completed artwork for the planned sixteen page inlay, the decision was made to just release it as a 2 track demo with bonus MP4 retrospective movie. The three songs dropped were old “classics” Shamisens Medley and Restoring The Balance (written by Pete and John in 2001) and new track, exclusivley written by Pete, My Lexicon. The latter, taken from a concept trilogy of songs called ‘The Exposition Trilogy’. Fun Fact: My Lexicon was reworked extensively in 2016 for the bands sophomore album Engines Of Gravity and renamed A Modern Lexicon. The 1st track from the Trilogy was dropped. This release saw the first line of merch produced in the form of artwork themed t-shirts. Two of which were spotted at a Ronnie James Dio show and Bloodstock Open Air festival, respectively. muscians Pete Morten Vocals/Guitars John R. Beech Keyboards Andy Evans Drums/Percussion Pete Waldock Bass Guitar track listing Of Earth And Sky Fractured Bonus Items Retrospective slideshow film (featuring the song To See New Horizons as the soundtrack) release details independently released 27/1/2005 200 units pressed. status: discontinued Recording and production cost£1'137.23
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Lateral Thinking Lateral Thinking was recorded between September 24th - 28th 2004 at Thin Ice Studios in Surrey, U.K. Karl Groom of Threshold fame produced and engineered the promo. Lateral Thinking marked the first recording in a professional studio for the band. This, their second release was aimed squarely at the music press and record labels A&R. Focused mainly on securing a deal and raising their profile, this marked the start of a campaign to get Soliloquy - as they were then known - signed. One which Pete Morten would go on to pursue avidly and single handedly in 2006. A deal almost came in 2005 with Japanese label Majestic Rock. They loved the demo, and talks about financing an album began. However, the label couldn’t offer the budget the band needed to do it properly, so the deal fell through. Then Lucretia Records in Denmark, nearly signed the band too. However, while the A&R dept loved the demo it was ultimately the label boss who said no to signing the band. The Rest Is History Interestingly, even though this was only a two track demo, it was originally planned to be a five track E.P. with accompanying promo music video for the second song, Fractured. Sadly, due to time and budget constraints, the band had to streamline the content of the release drastically. Despite Pete having already shot and edited footage for the video and despite having completed artwork for the planned sixteen page inlay, the decision was made to just release it as a 2 track demo with bonus MP4 retrospective movie. The three songs dropped were old “classics” Shamisens Medley and Restoring The Balance (written by Pete and John in 2001) and new track, exclusivley written by Pete, My Lexicon. The latter, taken from a concept trilogy of songs called ‘The Exposition Trilogy’. Fun Fact: My Lexicon was reworked extensively in 2016 for the bands sophomore album Engines Of Gravity and renamed A Modern Lexicon. The 1st track from the Trilogy was dropped. This release saw the first line of merch produced in the form of artwork themed t-shirts. Two of which were spotted at a Ronnie James Dio show and Bloodstock Open Air festival, respectively.
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muscians Pete Morten Vocals/Guitars John R. Beech Keyboards Andy Evans Drums/Percussion Pete Waldock Bass Guitar track listing Of Earth And Sky Fractured Bonus Items Retrospective slideshow film (featuring the song To See New Horizons as the soundtrack) release details independently released 27/1/2005 200 units pressed. status: discontinued Recording and production cost£1'137.23
Lateral Thinking muscians Pete Morten Vocals/Guitars John R. Beech Keyboards Andy Evans Drums/Percussion Pete Waldock Bass Guitar
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Artwork Gallery COMING SOON
Lateral Thinking was recorded between September 24th - 28th 2004 at Thin Ice Studios in Surrey, U.K. Karl Groom of Threshold fame produced and engineered the promo. Lateral Thinking marked the first recording in a professional studio for the band. This, their second release was aimed squarely at the music press and record labels A&R. Focused mainly on securing a deal and raising their profile, this marked the start of a campaign to get Soliloquy - as they were then known - signed. One which Pete Morten would go on to pursue avidly and single handedly in 2006. A deal almost came in 2005 with Japanese label Majestic Rock. They loved the demo, and talks about financing an album began. However, the label couldn’t offer the budget the band needed to do it properly, so the deal fell through. Then Lucretia Records in Denmark, nearly signed the band too. However, while the A&R dept loved the demo it was ultimately the label boss who said no to signing the band. The Rest Is History Interestingly, even though this was only a two track demo, it was originally planned to be a five track E.P. with accompanying promo music video for the second song, Fractured. Sadly, due to time and budget constraints, the band had to streamline the content of the release drastically. Despite Pete having already shot and edited footage for the video and despite having completed artwork for the planned sixteen page inlay, the decision was made to just release it as a 2 track demo with bonus MP4 retrospective movie. The three songs dropped were old “classics” Shamisens Medley and Restoring The Balance (written by Pete and John in 2001) and new track, exclusivley written by Pete, My Lexicon. The latter, taken from a concept trilogy of songs called ‘The Exposition Trilogy’. Fun Fact: My Lexicon was reworked extensively in 2016 for the bands sophomore album Engines Of Gravity and renamed A Modern Lexicon. The first track from the Trilogy was dropped. This release saw the first line of merch produced in the form of artwork themed t-shirts. Two of which were spotted at a Ronnie James Dio show and Bloodstock Open Air festival, respectively. track listing Of Earth And Sky Fractured Bonus Items Retrospective slideshow film (featuring the song To See New Horizons as the soundtrack) release details independently released 27/1/2005 200 units pressed. status: discontinued Recording and production cost£1'137.23