19/03/2016

Intelligent Music Project III "Touching The Divine" (2015) -AOR-



Label : Intelligent Music


Part I - Heading Skywards - A Rhapsody In A
01 - Opening (Cool Inside) (Milen Vrabevski)
02 - Escape (Milen Vrabevski)
03 - Sky (Milen Vrabevski)
Part II - A Smile Away To Love You - A Fantasy In G
04 - Stay Up (Milen Vrabevski)
05 - A Smile Away (Milen Vrabevski)
06 - We Can (Milen Vrabevski)
07 - Simply Feels Good (Milen Vrabevski)
08 - Dream (Milen Vrabevski)
09 - Coming Soon (Milen Vrabevski)
10 - Life (Milen Vrabevski)
Part III - On Solid Ground
11 - Fate (Milen Vrabevski)
12 - Roots (Milen Vrabevski)
13 - My World (Milen Vrabevski)
14 - Mind Projection (Milen Vrabevski)


Featuring :
Simon Phillips : Drums & Percussion (All Tracks)
Nathan East : Bass (All Tracks except 07 & 13)
John Payne : Lead & Backing vox on Tracks 02, 04, 05, 06, 07, 09, 11, 13 & 14, Bass on 07
Joseph Williams : Lead & Backing vox on Tracks 01, 03, 04, 07, 08, 10 & 12
Carl Sentance : Backing vox & Ad-libs (All Tracks), Lead Vox Part on Track 07
Tim Pierce : Guitars (All Tracks)

Recording based on the demo created by Milen Vrabovski (Acoustic Guitars in Tracks 01, 12, 13 & 14, Piano in Track 08 & All vox), Ivo Stefanov (All Tracks Keys, Orchestrations, Rhythm Section & Sound Engineering), Plamen Chepanov & Svetoslav Kolev (Guitars) & Nelko Kolarov (Grand Piano & Improvisations)

Musicians :
Ivo Stefanov (All Tracks), Nelko Kolarov & Yassen Dimitrov : Keyboards, Grand Piano & QC
Plamen Chepanov : Guitars (All Tracks except 12 & 14)
Milen Vraboski : Acoustic Guitar
Ivo Stefanov, Plamen Chapanov, Yassen Dimitrov, Tony Ivan & Milen Vraboski : Backing vox
Special Thanks to Veselin Veselinov - Eko & Georgi Russev for Additional Bass Guitar Parts

Symphonic Orchestra :
Conductor : Nelko Kolarov
Concertmaster : Kalina Hristova (Violin)
Violins : I. Dyakov, A. Pamukova, B. Ivanov, B. Dimitrova, N. Stoyanova, D. Ivanova, V. Dilitrov & D. Koleva
Violas : A. Draganova, A. Ignatova & V. Toshev   
Cello : A. Artinyan, E. Dyakova & M. Hinova
Contrabass : K. Kossev & M. Kalcheva
Margie & Solo Cello : A. Artinyan
Solo Flute : T. Beleva
Oboe : K. Yotzov
Clarinet : D. Radevski

Brass Section :
Akaga - Krasi Kirilov (Trombone), Georgi Velve (Trumpet) & Ivo Kazasov (Trumpet)

Recorded & Engineered by Ivo Stefanov at Intelligent Music Studios, Sofia, Bulgaria & by Simon Phillips (Assistant Engineer - Matthew Forsyth) at Phantom Recordings, Los Angeles, USA

Music Co-Producers : Milen Vrabevski & Ivo Stefanov
Mixed by Ivo Stefanov & Milen Vrabevski at Intelligent Music Studios, Sofia, Bulgaria
Mastered by Bob Katz at Digital Domain Studios, Orlando, USA


Part I - Heading Skywards - A Rhapsody In A
01 - Opening (Cool Inside)

Lead vox : Joseph Williams
Backing vox : Joseph Williams, Carl Sentance, Milen Vrabevski & Tony Ivan
Rhythm Section : Simon Phillips & Nathan East
Guitar Solo & Dist Themes, Vocal Arrangement, Orchestrations by Milen Vrabevski
Piano Theme by Ivo Stefanov
Piano Improvisation on Orchestra Theme by Nelko Kolarov, Played by Nelko Kolarov
Guitar Solo Played by Tim Pierce

02 - Escape

Lead vox : John Payne
Backing vox : John Payne, Carl Sentance & Tony Ivan
Rhythm Section : Simon Phillips & Nathan East
Into, Vocal & Piano Arrangement by Milen Vrabevski, Played by Ivo Stefanov
Acoustic Solo by Ivo Stefanov
Electric Guitar Solo by Tim Pierce, Both Played by Tim Pierce

03 - Sky

Lead vox : Joseph Williams
Backing vox : Joseph Williams & Carl Sentance
Rhythm Section : Simon Phillips & Nathan East
Intro, Sinthy Solo by Milan Vrabevski, Played by Ivo Stefanov
Vocal Arrangement by Milen Vrabevski & Joseph Williams
Guitar Solos by Tim Pierce & Plamen Chepanov, Played by Tim Pierce & Plamen Chepanov

Part II - A Smile Away To Love You - A Fantasy In G
04 - Stay Up

Lead vox : John Payne & Joseph Williams
Backing vox : John Payne, Joseph Williams & Carl Sentance
Rhythm Section : Simon Phillips & Nathan East
Intro by Milen Vrabovski, Ivo Stefanov & Svestoslav Kolev
Bass Solo by Nathan East
Keys Arrangement by Ivo Stefanov & Milen Vrabovski
Electric Guitar Solo by Plamen Chepanov, Played by Plamen Chepanov

05 - A Smile Away

Lead vox : John Payne
Backing vox : John Payne, Carl Sentance & Yassen Dimitrov
Rhythm Section : Simon Phillips & Nathan East
Electric Guitar & Acoustic Solos, Piano, Vocal Arrangements by Milen Vrabovski, Orchestrations by Ivo Stefanov & Milen Vrabovski
Chorus Guitar & Orchestra Motives by Ivo Stefanov, Piano Improvisation on The Orchestra Theme by Nelko Kolarov
Guitars Played by Tim Pierce & Plamen Chepanov

06 - We Can

Lead vox : John Payne
Backing vox : John Payne & Carl Sentance
Rhythm Section : Simon Phillips & Nathan East
Vocal Arrangement & Orchestrations by Milen Vrabovski
Bass Arrangement by Milen Vrabovski & Nathan East, Intro by Svestoslav Kolev & Milen Vrabovski
Solo by Svestoslav Kolev, Played by Tim Pierce
Last Ch. Congas : Kalin Velyov

07 - Simply Feels Good

Lead & Backing vox : Carl Sentance, John Payne & Joseph Williams
Rhythm Section : Simon Phillips & Nathan East
Vocal Arrangement & Bass Part by Milen Vrabovski
Guitar Arrangement incl. Intro & Solo by Milen Vrabovski & Plamen Chepanov
Solo Played by Tim Pierce & Plamen Chepanov

08 - Dream

Lead vox : Joseph Williams
Backing vox : Joseph Williams & Carl Sentance
Rhythm Section : Simon Phillips & Nathan East
Intro by Milen Vrabovski, Played by Yassen Dimitrov
Vocal Arrangement by Milen Vrabovski
Acoustic Solo by Svestoslav Kolev, Played by Tim Pierce
Electric Guitar Solo by Plamen Chepanov, Played by Plamen Chepanov
Orchestration by Ivo Stefanov

09 - Coming Soon

Lead vox : John Payne
Backing vox : John Payne, Carl Sentance, Plamen Chepanov, Ivo Stefanov & Yassen Dimitov
Rhythm Section : Simon Phillips & Nathan East
Vocal Arrangement & Intro by Milen Vrabovski
Bass by Ivo Stefanov & Milen Chepanov
Guitar Arrangement incl. Solos by Milen Vrabovski, Played by Tim Pierce & Plamen Chepanov 
Finale by Simon Phillips & Nathan East

10 - Life

Lead vox : Joseph Williams
Backing vox : Joseph Williams & Carl Sentance
Rhythm Section : Simon Phillips & Nathan East
Vocal Arrangement by Milen Vrabovski
Keys Arrangements by Ivo Stefanov, Played by Ivo Stefanov
Horn Part by Milen Vrabovski
Guitar Arrangement by Milen Vrabovski, Plamen Chepanov, Svestoslav Kolev & Tim Pierce
Finale by Simon Phillips & Nathan East

Part III - On Solid Ground
11 - Fate

Lead vox : John Payne
Backing vox : John Payne, Carl Sentance, Plamen Chepanov & Ivo Stefanov
Rhythm Section : Simon Phillips & Nathan East
Intro Theme & Vocal Arrangement by Milen Vraboski
Guitar Arrangement by Milen Vrabovski & Plamen Chepanov
Guitar Solos by Plamen Chepanov, Played by Plamen Chepanov
Keys Played by Ivo Stefanov

12 - Roots

Lead vox : Joseph Williams
Backing vox : Joseph Williams & Carl Sentance
Rhythm Section : Simon Phillips & Nathan East
Intro by Milen Vrabovski
Acoustic Guitar Played by Milen Vrabovski
Horn Solo by Milen Vrabovski
Electric Guitar Arrangement incl. Solo by Tim Pierce, Played by Tim Pierce

13 - My World

Lead vox : John Payne
Backing vox : John Payne & Carl Sentance
Percussions by Simon Phillips
Guitar Arrangement incl. Solo by Milen Vrabovski
Acoustic Guitar Fills by Svestoslav Kolev, All Played by Tim Pierce
Orchestrations & Vocal Arrangement by Ivo Stefanov & Milen Vrabovski

14 - Mind Projection

Lead vox : John Payne
Backing vox : John Payne & Carl Sentance
Intro by Milen Vrabovski, Played by Milen Vrabovski (Accomp. Acoustic Guitar)
Vocal & Guitar Arrangement by Milen Vrabovski
Keys & Cello Part Arrangement by Ivo Stefanov & Milen Vrabovski
Solos by Milen Vrabovski & Plamen Chepanov, Played by Plamen Chepanov & Tim Pierce