Demo Series Vol 1 - Sequential Dreams

posted Apr 4, 2017, 6:28 AM by Ron Charron   [ updated Apr 4, 2017, 6:48 AM ]

Welcome to the Borders Edge Music Demo Series! 

Available only to Borders Edge Music subscribers (and occasional special offers) this series presents artist tracks from published albums, but in versions that never saw the light of day. These are the working demo versions, or a slice in time before they were polished off to create the final product. This series are for listeners interested in completing their collection and/or are interested in discovering artists’ working process. 

The first album in the Demo Series is titled “BEM Demo Series Vol 1 - Sequential Dreams” and features working demo selections from the Sequential Dreams project, with tracks from the Legends (2016), and The Exodus Wave (2017) albums. 

For listeners who are new to Sequential Dreams, this is a project founded by Borders Edge Music and Sequential Dreams founding member Ron Charron (a.k.a.: Kuutana). Over the course of the last several albums, the Sequential Dreams project has had a dozen featured artists over the years. The album development process usually starts off with one project member contributing a track, to which invited featured artist(s) contribute layers. These additional instrumental layers and then mixed into the base track to create a new finished product. Sometimes, pretty significant rearranging can take place and the track can take a distinct flavour of its own. The Demo Series gives the listener an opportunity to explore significantly different versions of the original ideas behind the tracks. 


Track 1: Event Horizon 
Previously published in final form on the “Legends” album, this working demo version was the original track contribution by Ron Charron. Missing from this demo version are former Tangerine Dream guitarist’s Bernhard Beibl creative guitar work including effects such as using an electric drill on his Ibanez! However, in its earlier form (this demo included in this album) the backing synths in sections with the missing guitars are more present. 

Track 2: Mojave Midnight 
Previously published in final form on the “Legends” album (2016), this working demo version was the original track contribution by Ron Charron. Missing from this demo version are former Tangerine Dream guitarist’s Bernhard Beibl melodic and rhythmic guitar work. However, in its earlier form (this demo included in this album) the backing synths in sections with the missing guitars are more present. Additionally, some e-Guitars used by Ron on the demo can be heard here, but were later removed for the Legends album version. 

Track 3: Telemetry 
Previously published in final form on “The Exodus Wave” album (2017), this working demo version was the original track contribution by Ron Charron. Missing from this demo version are former Tangerine Dream guitarist’s Bernhard Beibl powerful guitar chords, riffs and leads. However, in its earlier form (this demo included in this album), Ron composed and performed some eGuitars on the demo can be heard here, but were later removed for the Exodus Wave album version. 

Track 4: Mission to Shangri-La 
Previously published in final form on the “Legends” album (2016), this working demo version was the original track contribution by Ron Charron. Missing from this demo version are former Tangerine Dream guitarist’s Bernhard Beibl violin and guitar. However, in its earlier form (this demo included in this album) the backing synths in sections with the missing guitars are more present. Additionally, some e-Guitars used by Ron on the demo can be heard here, but were later removed for the Legends album version. 


Track 5: Booster Separation 
Previously published in final form on “The Exodus Wave” album (2017), this working demo version was the original track contribution by Arend Westra and Ron Charron. Missing from this demo version are former Tangerine Dream guitarist’s Bernhard Beibl eBow and powerful guitar chords, riffs and leads. However, in its earlier form (this demo included in this album), Arend and Ron composed and performed some eGuitars on the demo which can be heard here, but were later removed for the Exodus Wave album version. The synthesizers and arrangements of the mid-section where significantly re-arranged and re-composed to better fit in with Beibl’s guitars in the Exodus Wave version. This working demo version has the original synthesizer sequences and pads, which are noticeably different. 


Track 6: Canyon Oasis 
Previously published in final form on the “Legends” album (2016), this working demo version was the original track contribution by Ron Charron. Missing from this demo version are former Tangerine Dream guitarist’s Bernhard Beibl chords, riffs, and guitar leads. However, in its earlier form (this demo included in this album) the backing synths in sections with the missing guitars are more present. Additionally, a few e-Guitars used by Ron on the demo can be heard here, but were later removed for the Legends album version. 

Track 7: Pleaiadian Prophecy 
Previously published in final form on “The Exodus Wave” album (2017), this working demo version was the original track contribution by Chris Pearre (a.k.a.: “Synthesist”) and Ron Charron. Missing from this demo version are former Tangerine Dream guitarist’s Bernhard Beibl powerful guitar chords, riffs and leads. However, in its earlier form (this demo included in this album), Ron composed and performed some eGuitars on the demo which can be heard here, but were later removed for the Exodus Wave album version. The synthesizers and arrangements of the first third of the track where significantly re-arranged and re-composed to better fit in with Beibl’s guitars in the Exodus Wave version. This working demo version has the original synthesizer sequences and pads, which are noticeably different. 

Track 8: The Electric Monk 
Previously published in final form on the “Legends” album (2016), this working demo version was the original track contribution by Ron Charron. Missing from this demo version are former Tangerine Dream guitarist’s Bernhard Beibl powerful guitar chords, riffs and leads. However, in its earlier form (this demo included in this album) the backing synths in sections with the missing guitars are more present. Additionally, some e-Guitars used by Ron on the demo can be heard here, but were later removed for the Legends album version. 

Track 9: Subspace Breach 
Previously published in final form on “The Exodus Wave” album (2017), this working demo version was the original track contribution by Ron Charron. Missing from this demo version are former Tangerine Dream guitarist’s Bernhard Beibl powerful guitar chords, riffs and leads. However, in its earlier form (this demo included in this album), Ron composed and performed some eGuitars on the demo can be heard here, but were later removed for the Exodus Wave album version.
credits
released January 11, 2017 

Album Artists: 
Ron Charron: Synthesizers, arrangements, guitars 
Chris Pearre: Synthesizers 
Arend Westra: Synthesizers 

This album was produced, mixed, and mastered by Ron Charron at Borders Edge Music Studios in Canada. 
All materials (P) © 2016 Borders Edge Music 
The Exodus Wave album cover photo Front Cover © 2014 Christian Kortum 
Legends album cover photo © 2016 Andreas Schwietzke 

The final production Legends and The Exodus Wave albums can be found here on Bandcamp: sequentialdreams.bandcamp.com 


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