Stratovarius前吉他手Timo Tolkki准备在2012年的十月二十九号公布他的个人新专辑《Classical Variations 2: Credo》。参与这张专辑的还有前Stratovarius成员Tuomo Lassila，前Yngwie Malmsteen、前Loudness主唱Michael Vecera，前Vision Divine、现Killin’Touch主唱Michele Luppi这些嘉宾。
这张专实际上已筹备了一年之长了，专辑将会是双专辑，名称也有两个，分别是碟1“LYRA” 和碟2 “VEGA”，专辑名意指经典：相信自己，我真的相信这张专辑是我的整个职业生涯最重要和有趣的专辑。这张专辑的发行，将会有非常酷的豪华盒，包括我所使用过的吉他图案！我已经把大量的思想到这，所以我希望你看到的东西，真正让你兴奋！没有这些物品将被提供的其他地方。就在这里pledgemusic。
原芬兰首席古典旋律金属大老 Stratovarius 当家吉他手 Timo Tolkki，其个人风格深受 Ritchie Blackmore、Randy Rhoads 等前辈的影响，他以浓厚的古典音乐背景为其基础，并以巴洛克调式音阶理论编写乐句。这些年来 Timo 为腾云创作出钗h经典乐曲的同时，也致力于个人专辑的制作。1994 年发表的个人首张作品 《Classical Variations and Themes》，部份内容取材自古典乐曲。2008年，Timo Tolkk 离开乐队，独自成立新乐队Revolution Renaissance，放弃了原STRATO的名称使用权，并留下了巨额的债务。自此，乐队沉寂长达一年。
Change in the music industry and the new ways of releasing quality music are here to stay. After hearing about PledgeMusic, I got really excited! Finally something new and fresh where the artist can be in direct interaction with the fans without any compromises. I want to make music for the people that understand me and my vision. This is my spirit and my mission. Music is waves. Music is energy. It is Universal Language that all humans understand. And music is the reason why I exist.
I have been composing stuff well over a year without knowing what it will become or will it ever be released. The name “Classical Variations” does justice for this double album. I also added the word “Credo”. It means “to believe in something”. And I truly believe this album is the most important and interesting of my entire career.
The album is divided in 2 discs that also have a name. Disc 1 is called “LYRA” and Disc 2 “VEGA”. There will be guest musicians. I want the collective spirit. Those will be announced in the updates later as the project moves along. So far I can announce that Tuomo Lassila (the founder of Stratovarius) will play the drums. For the vocals I will do some singing. Also Mike Vescera (Yngwie) and Michele Luppi (Vision Divine) will be singing. I am in touch with some known people and when those will be confirmed, I will inform all the pledgers in the updates.
I need YOUR help in this. I cannot do this without you. All the funds generated by the pledges will go to recording, mixing and manufacturing costs of the products.
I’ve created a list of exclusives over there on the right →…the album download, incredibly cool Deluxe Boxes, Skype Guitar Lessons and even MY GUITAR! I’ve put a great deal of thought into these, so I hope you see something there that truly excites you! None of these items will ever be available anywhere else. Just here at PledgeMusic.
Word of mouth is so so important in terms of making this work, so please share this page with your friends, family, colleagues – let’s make sure EVERYONE knows about this. And please share the project link on Facebook and Twitter: www.pledgemusic.com/projects/timotolkki
Every pledge, whatever the price, gets access to my exclusive updates…expect new music, video blogs from production and other goodies..even few songs not available on the album.
I am asking for your help so I can make this album exclusively for you. I cannot do this without your help. I pray that the love of music and your understanding of my commitment to be totally independent brings fruition to this album that will be very special.
– Sincerely, Timo