Spatium & Tempus (2022)
Client: Alta Forma
Genre: Progressive Rock / Jazz Fusion
Release Date: October 21, 2022
Format: CD, Vinyl, digital, stream
Catalogue number: TM20221A / TM20221B
Barcodes: 615068902892 / 615068902908
Label: Timeless Momentum
Total time: 43:43
Produced by Antoine Fafard
Copyright Antoine Fafard ©2022
Music & Lyrics composed by Antoine Fafard, except Invisible Time (music by JK Harrison) and Impossible Hero (music by Fafard & Harrison)
Lyrical assistance by JK Harrison
Synth programming by Antoine Fafard
Todd Sucherman recorded at Todd’s studio (Austin, Texas, USA) and engineered by JR Taylor
Mixed and Mastered by Davide Sgualdini at Studio LaMorte (Cagliari, Italy)
Antoine Fafard: electric bass and all guitars;
Todd Sucherman: drums and percussion;
JK Harrison: vocals and keyboards;
Photos of Antoine by Colin D Miller
Additional photos of Todd by Taylor Mills
Graphic design by Antoine Fafard
More information and store available here: www.antoinefafard.com
Having released instrumental music for more than 20 years, Spatium & Tempus is Antoine’s first album to feature a vocalist. Although the songwriting process for this project began many years before it finally reached completion, the fundamental challenge in making this music a reality was to find a singer who would fully embark and contribute to it.
JK Harrison had produced and been a co-writer and instrumentalist on Sucherman’s solo album Last Flight Home, and was introduced to Antoine by Sucherman. Willing to jump into a new challenge, Harrison provided inspired vocal tracks as well as valuable input into the lyrical and musical direction throughout the process of creating Spatium & Tempus.
The nine songs featured on Spatium & Tempus reflect Antoine’s diverse musical influences, which includes prog bands like ELP, Rush, U.K. and Yes, alongside artists who have a more jazz fusion twist to their sound, such as Steely Dan and Gino Vannelli, and classic rock bands including Cream, Led Zeppelin and The Who. From a compositional perspective, however, Antoine’s harmonic approach to songwriting has been similar to his approach to composing instrumental music.
New to Antoine’s process was the art of lyric writing. After many years of not having to include this inseparable aspect of traditional songwriting, the themes and topics covered in the songs came naturally to him.
Although the music on Spatium & Tempus might display a slight shift from Antoine’s musical output thus far, it is definitely in line with his body of work which provides a pathway to a unique sonic universe.
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01. Comfort Zone
02. Impossible Hero
03. Climbing to Infinity
04. Never After
05. Invisible Time
06. Time To Dive
07. Hear Now
08. His Mind’s Universe
Any musician will tell you – the mixing process is a crucial part in music production. Davide Sgualdini is a master of the sonic world and can make a huge difference to any project, whichever the musical style is. He continuously dedicates careful attention to the music he works on in order to elevate it to its highest potential. Since I began to work with Davide, my music has never sounded better. I can confidently say that there are two periods in my musical life before and after Studio LaMorte!
The day Antoine Fafard discovered Davide Sgualdini and introduced his work to me was a revelation. What a day of joy that was. Like Ken Scott did for the Mahavishnu Orchestra album “Birds Of Fire”, the approach and sonic vision he brought to the mixing of my drum kit (on the album “Sphere” by Antoine) was entirely stellar, refreshingly exciting and had a real unique character that was instantly, MAJORLY arousing to my ears and spirit. I was astounded. At that point he became the new standard for me – an engineer with whom I look forward to working on many projects together. His expertise and relentless, tireless dedication to whatever he’s working on is only the “icing on the cake” element to his vastly superior abilities as an engineer/producer. Davide’ a rare one. And an equally beautiful guy to work with. I cannot endorse his all around excellence highly enough!
Thank you Davide sir!