Eclectic Electric (Volume 1) is the first solo album by Pallas guitarist Niall Mathewson and, as the title suggests, is an eclectic selection of tracks that vary from out and out rock and progressive, to rich atmospheric soundscapes, and classical based themes.
Niall is quoted as saying, ‘I wanted to produce an honest view of my tastes in music and, as a by-product of this exploration; I was forced to analyse the workings of my own mind. I was quite pleased with what I found’! Though it might not always necessarily sound like it, every track features Niall on guitar, including the track “Mortis”. The 12 track album (unusual for a prog artist!) features a mixture of instrumental pieces and songs, with Mathewson singing on 2 and several guest vocalists on the others. All tracks are written and played by Niall except one that features a musical collaboration with Rob Meulman.
1. Creep 2. The Last Horizon 3. Ascension 4. One Step On 5. Mortis 6. The Girl In The Attic (Part 1) 7. Running Man 8. In This Broken World 9. Undiscovered Land 10. Left It Behind 11. Vista 2 12. Deep Water