Wednesday, October 31, 2012

In-depth interview

Heres an in-depth interview that I did a while back with Pro-Rock Bulgaria, which explains a lot of subjects that I'm constantly quizzed about.

Congratulations on your new album with Alternative 4. Of course, the first question is - why did you pick that name?

DP: Basically I had to find a name for this new band, and Alternative 4 just stood out. At first I was thinking 'oh god I know what this is going to attract' but I also realised that, as well as being a great band name, I could use this opportunity to clear up over a decade of rumours and being asked the same thing time and time again. The more I think of it the more I appreciate the title, its mysterious without being clichéd plus it suits the music, and you have to remember that not everyone on the planet is obsessed with Anathema.

Follow the rest of the interview here:-

Thursday, October 25, 2012

ALTERNATIVE 4 - The Brink (2CD+DVD Digipak)

Ready to pre-order from Prophecy Productions.

Release date: 23.11.2012

Alternative 4 is Duncan Patterson's (ex-Anathema, ex-Antimatter, Íon) latest brainchild. With the band name derived from the eponymous Anathema album from 1998, the musical and atmospheric direction of this band is given: a solid rock foundation enriched with painful piano and string arrangements, sometimes on the verge of ambient music, sometimes offering the big influence of the rather dark and abysmal side of Pink Floyd. All this can already be witnessed on last year's debut album "The Brink" which now receives its re-release including additional bonus material to mark the beginning of Alternative 4’s and Prophecy’s future collaboration.

The limited digipak edition of “The Brink” does not only contain the full album but also a bonus CD including three remixes and seven live songs (recorded in Istanbul, Turkey) plus a bonus DVD featuring the professional video clips of the songs “False Light” and “Underlooked” as well as a live clip of “Still Waters”.

CD1 - "The Brink"
1. The Brink
2. False Light
3. Alternate
4. Underlooked
5. Still Waters
6. The Dumbing Down
I The Travesty Waltz
II Steakknife's Theme
III Silent Approved
7. Automata
8. Autonoma
9. The Brink (Reprise)

CD21. False Light (Alternate Mix)
2. Underlooked (Underhorse Mix)
3. The Brink (Heartspider Mix)
Live In Istanbul, Turkey
4. The Brink
5. False Light
6. Alternative 4
7. Eternity (part II)
8. Still Waters
9. Reality Clash
10. The Brink (Reprise)

1. False Light
2. Underlooked
3. Still Waters (live)

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Alternative 4 - False Light video now online

Official promo video for ALTERNATIVE 4 - 'False Light' (from the album The Brink)

Actor: Vasco Queiroz | Director: Luís Rolo | Assistant Director: António Freixo | Second Unit: Hugo Moreira | Production Manager: Rui Gil

Pre-order "The Brink" :HERE