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The Sea Versus the Mountain

by TR3

All new music featuring multi-instrumental sonic layering, from guitars, moog synthesizer, and pan drum, to congas, tibetan bells, and trumpet creates a vibe from mellow to euphoric.
Genre: Rock: Experimental Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Radar Contact (feat. Tim Reynolds)
2:52 $0.99
2. A Bone to Pick (feat. Tim Reynolds)
5:12 $0.99
3. On This Mountain, Born in Clouds (feat. Tim Reynolds)
6:01 $0.99
4. I Wanna Get with You (feat. Tim Reynolds)
3:22 $0.99
5. Galloping Sun Dogs (feat. Tim Reynolds)
4:19 $0.99
6. Breathing Space (feat. Tim Reynolds)
4:39 $0.99
7. The Left Hand of Darkness (feat. Tim Reynolds)
11:14 $0.99
8. Was It Just a Dream? (feat. Tim Reynolds)
4:18 $0.99
9. Seize the Day / Siege Engine (feat. Tim Reynolds)
5:05 $0.99
10. 666 (I Have to Call My Boss) [feat. Tim Reynolds]
4:46 $0.99
11. Boiling Cauldron (feat. Tim Reynolds)
5:27 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
The Sea Versus the Mountain features original tunes by Tim Reynolds, with help from his astoundingly talented band mates, bassist Mick Vaughn, and drummer Dan Martier. TR3’s multi-instrumental sonic layering, from guitars, moog synthesizer, and pan drum, to congas, tibetan bells, and trumpet creates a vibe from mellow to euphoric. “I’m excited about this album; it’s deeper and different from anything TR3 has done in the past. The improvised touches are some of the nicest parts,” according to Tim. This mostly instrumental journey electrifies and exhilarates.

Filled the energy and interplay that TR3 is best known for, each song on The Sea Versus The Mountain transports listeners to greater and greater heights. The album’s pace ranges from gentle and precise to fast and furious to soaring and tumultuous.

The song “Seize The Day/Siege Engine” almost didn’t get made, but producer Rob Evans helped Reynolds start by focusing on what seemed to be the most daunting part—the drums. “I love this tune. It is a drum army of Dan. Once we created Dan’s drum army then everything else was simple and fell into place. It’s the farthest gone, yet the most subtle,” says Tim.

For many years, Tim had been intrigued by how Hungarian composer, Béla Bartók, created different tones from simple phrases that developed into something more complex. The idea for “The Left Hand of Darkness” had come to Tim while he was in the islands a few years back. When he finally sat down to write the song, he was inspired by Bartók’s principles. “I improvised and manipulated simple sounds and notes into something beautiful, intense, and haunting. The song’s complexity actually comes from its simplicity.”

“On This Mountain, Born In Clouds” was the final song that TR3 tracked. “We loved playing this into the space of the studio. It was bliss—epic because of the vibe. It has a lot of feeling for not having words. The experience of recording this song felt really, really good.”

“It was such a pleasure to record with Mick and Dan at Haunted Hollow in Charlottesville, VA. We did our first album there ten years ago, when we really hadn’t played together or known each other very long. Having just finished our fourth album, we love the magic that happens when we’re together. We laid down most of the tracks last spring. We had all summer to sit on the album, listen to the music, and think about what we’d played. This past fall, we came back to the studio to fine tune everything with Rob’s keen insight and expertise. It’s the perfect recording scenario!”

“We are a band with no limitations,” says Tim. “We have so much fun it’s sick, really. We’re always trying to learn something new. When we play together it’s like this wild interlude in our lives. It’s pent up—it’s ‘Let’s pour our hearts into this’.” The cohesiveness, talent, camaraderie, and heart of Tim, Mick, and Dan once again shine through.

“Mick and Dan, Tim’s fellow musicians, are virtuosos in their own right who can hold their own with Reynolds. The trio is as tight as any jazz ensemble. Their style ranges from the mellow clarity of a jazz riff to screaming, soaring metal-sounding solos.”
– Daily Press, Newport News, VA

“Reynolds is adept and skilled on pretty acoustic numbers. He can play straight forward rock and improvisational jamming. But, he butters his bread on experimental other-worldly instrumentals.”

“TR3 is an experience like none other.”
– Syracuse Music Collective



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