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Rami Airola
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PostSubject: Luke Easter's (ex-Tourniquet) new solo EP   Thu Apr 05, 2018 5:56 pm

So this happened:
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-luke-easter-solo-project#/

Luke is crowdfunding his new solo album. Currently he's already at $3,274 from the $6,500 goal so it's going pretty well for him.
According to him the songs have already been written and recorded - and what excites me the most is that he has written the music by himself too (he's having other musicians to play the instruments obviously though).

While Luke has been quite polarizing as the vocalist of Tourniquet, I think not many who dislikes him could really say he didn't fit in stuff like Vanishing Lessons well. I personally always thought he was amazing in some of Tourniquet's softer rock songs like Going Going Gone so it will be very interesting to see how it goes for him when the whole album is written for him instead of him having to sing over someone else's vision.
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PostSubject: Re: Luke Easter's (ex-Tourniquet) new solo EP   Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:01 pm

He looked promising when he recorded Vanishing Lessons, but I really disliked most of everything he did after that. I guess the tone of his voice started to bother me and his vocal delivery was awkward (can't blame that on Ted). Guy Ritter will always be the true and classic voice of Tourniquet. Even the weird vocal effects he did were innovative and helped them stand out from plain vanilla metal bands. Too bad Guy, Gary and Ted had a falling out and the band never fully recovered.

Best of luck to him. I hope his fans like his new music.
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PostSubject: Re: Luke Easter's (ex-Tourniquet) new solo EP   Fri Apr 06, 2018 5:43 am

He was great on Vanishing Lessons and Crawl to China.
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PostSubject: Re: Luke Easter's (ex-Tourniquet) new solo EP   Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:22 am

I don't much care for him personally, but love his work w/TqT!
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PostSubject: Re: Luke Easter's (ex-Tourniquet) new solo EP   Fri Apr 06, 2018 5:28 pm

candlemass wrote:
I don't much care for him personally, but love his work w/TqT!

Did you talk to him back on the CMR?
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PostSubject: Re: Luke Easter's (ex-Tourniquet) new solo EP   Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:06 pm

Troublezone wrote:
candlemass wrote:
I don't much care for him personally, but love his work w/TqT!

Did you talk to him back on the CMR?

Yup, there, firestream and fb...
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PostSubject: Re: Luke Easter's (ex-Tourniquet) new solo EP   Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:02 pm

candlemass wrote:
Troublezone wrote:
candlemass wrote:
I don't much care for him personally, but love his work w/TqT!

Did you talk to him back on the CMR?

Yup, there, firestream and fb...


That explains it! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Luke Easter's (ex-Tourniquet) new solo EP   Tue May 22, 2018 4:17 pm

This is KILLER!



Just kidding.

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PostSubject: Re: Luke Easter's (ex-Tourniquet) new solo EP   Tue May 22, 2018 5:10 pm

Eyesore wrote:

Just kidding.

I got the crowdfunding backer download and have listened it through a few times.
Pretty much all of the songs are happy sounding rock songs written in major key, some are softer pop rock and a couple goes a bit into hard rock direction, but even those are extremely poppy and happy.

Personally I don't really listen much music that sounds happy. Give me minor chords and scales and I love it. Give me major chords and scales and it gets hard to keep any interest towards to song. This one is maybe 95% major chord happy stuff. I think I wouldn't have listened it more than once if there wasn't the Tourniquet connection and Luke being part of my life from teenage years to today as me being a Tourniquet fanboy.

But I have to admit that for what it is it is surprisingly well made. Luke has written all of the music on the album by himself (with the exception of the last track where another guy wrote it with Luke) and I never thought he had songwriting skills like that. They are well written songs that could easily play along with commercial pop rock songs on radio. It's just that it 99% lacks the melancholic edge I look for in music. Only the last song has a bit of that in it and even that one is mostly happy (it's the best song on the album though, a moody acoustic piece with violin and cello and without drums).
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PostSubject: Re: Luke Easter's (ex-Tourniquet) new solo EP   Wed May 23, 2018 7:48 am

It's really, really good...strong, hook-filled rock.

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PostSubject: Re: Luke Easter's (ex-Tourniquet) new solo EP   Wed May 23, 2018 1:03 pm

Eyesore wrote:
This is KILLER!



Just kidding.

Anyone else having trouble getting this to play? I click on the play button, but nothing happens.

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PostSubject: Re: Luke Easter's (ex-Tourniquet) new solo EP   Wed May 23, 2018 1:05 pm

MetalGuy71 wrote:
Eyesore wrote:
This is KILLER!



Just kidding.

Anyone else having trouble getting this to play? I click on the play button, but nothing happens.


Same for me.
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PostSubject: Re: Luke Easter's (ex-Tourniquet) new solo EP   Wed May 23, 2018 5:28 pm

MetalGuy71 wrote:

Anyone else having trouble getting this to play? I click on the play button, but nothing happens.

I think Luke had accidentally made that listenable when he set up the Bandcamp preorder page for the album and now he has fixed it. I'm not sure about that though, but I was able to listen it too at first but now its Bandcamp page is not available anymore.

The album is supposed to be officially released in July 15, and the preorders officially start in May 28th according to his website (no idea why the Bandcamp preorder page is already available though). Maybe he thinks to release a song as the first single on 28th.
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PostSubject: Re: Luke Easter's (ex-Tourniquet) new solo EP   Wed May 23, 2018 7:01 pm

Shawn Of Fire wrote:
It's really, really good...strong, hook-filled rock.

Man, "hook-filled rock" is my favorite stuff. This is bland by-the-numbers pop rock.

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PostSubject: Re: Luke Easter's (ex-Tourniquet) new solo EP   Fri May 25, 2018 7:59 am

Eyesore wrote:
Shawn Of Fire wrote:
It's really, really good...strong, hook-filled rock.

Man, "hook-filled rock" is my favorite stuff. This is bland by-the-numbers pop rock.

It's really not...but OK. The lyrics and phrasing are very good, and the variety in the songs is very good. I like some songs more than others, but they're all good.

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