AVAILABLE CD DISCOGRAPHY: CHRIS MARTINIC

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Obsession (2014)

Style: Progressive Rock, instrumental
All work copyright ©Chris Martinic 2014

1. The Art of Obsession [7:43]
2. Enigma of Apparition Part 1 [1:31]
3. Enigma of Apparition Part 2 [6:59]
4. Liberation Part 1 [6:24]
5. Liberation Part 2 [5:30]
6. The Art of Ascension Part 1 [5:23]
7. The Art of Ascension Part 2 [5:12]
8. The Art of Ascension Part 3 [4:59]
9. To One in Paradise Lost Part 1 [4:22]
10. To One in Paradise Lost Part 2 [5:11]
11. Seven Faces Part 1 [2:36]
12. Seven Faces Part 2 [10:59]

Total Playing Time 67:05

Written, performed, produced and engineered by Chris Martinic
Chris Martinic Piano, organ, synths, samples, loops
(This CD like all Chris Martinic CD's is a sequencer-free zone)

Guest artists:
Tracks 1,3,7,9,10,11,12: Graeme James Drums
Tracks 1,2,7,8,9,12 Adam Martinic Guitar and Bass
Tracks 11,12 Paul Martinic Drums/Percussion


Original Cover Art 'Disassembled' by Zhen Yan Zhou ©2012 (zhaozhenyan1968@126.com)
Cover layout design by Chris Martinic and Adam Martinic

Comments:

After over a year of recording, the 'Obsession' album was released at the Prior Education Centre Bondi Junction 20th September 2014. The purpose and theme of this album was to explore challenging harmonies/dissonances and pursue development in directions different from work done in the past while still remaining camped in the 'Progressive' world.

I would like to thank the session musicians Graeme James from Tramtracks (drums), Adam Martinic on bass and Paul Martinic assisting on a second drum kit. Also great thanks to the artist, Mr Zhen Yan Zhou for the use of his wonderful painting 'Disassembled' for the album artwork.

The release night was also an under-the-hood look at the digital masters and construction of a couple of tracks, showing off the instruments used and production software and a performance of part of the CD. As a release night special, the official CD is packaged with a bonus companion DVD video disc in 48kHz/24-bit 5.1 channel sound (hand made and delivered by mail after the night) and a bonus copy of the previous CD 'Sunflower' thrown in. A special thanks to Mr Rob Prior for his generous use of his premises



Sunflower (2010)


Style: Progressive Rock, instrumental

Tracks: © C. Martinic exept where noted
1. All the Sound in the Sky Part 6 (and Sunflower Theme) [6:33]
2. Message in a Bottle [5:52]
3. Awake in Singapore [4:36]*
4. The Silent Streets and Dark Avenues [6:56]
5. Fields of Sunflowers [4:59]
6. Sunflower Suite [19:37]

Total playing time: 48:46


All tracks written, performed and produced by Chris Martinic except * (Uli Krumme and Chris Martinic)
Tracks 1-2, 4-6 © Chris Martinic, Track 3 © Uli Krumme and Chris Martinic
Cover artwork, 'Sunflower' by Louise Steer © Louise Steer, Cover design by Bernardo Pulgar
Photo by Kui Huang 'Chris at the ancient writing walk Port Tanggu China 2008'

Comments: This album was recorded at various intervals between 2006 and 2010 with the final recording and mixing at Claridge Studios Sydney 2010.This album is dedicated to my soul mate Kui Huang


Yesfanz CD (2009)

Style: Progressive Rock, instrumental

Tracks: © C. Martinic
4. All the Sound in the Sky Part 6 (abridged) [4:24]
9. 8. In God We Trust [6:21]*


Total playing time: 10:45


Written and performed by Chris Martinic (keyboards)
Produced by Yesfanz Inc.

with the additional talents of;


**Vocals Frank Maio
Arranged by Martinic/Maio
Lyrics Martinic

Comments: All the Sound in the Sky Part 6 here is the abridged (unfinished, hence the short intro) form of the final track in Sunflower (2010). In God We Trust was taken from Nightfall (2006). The full CD can be purchased from Yesfanz Inc


Nightfall (2006)

Style: Progressive Rock, instrumental and vocal

Tracks: © C. Martinic
1. Nightfall: A Prelude [3:23]
2. Nightfall Part 1 [8:32]
3. Nightfall My Friend [2:31]*
4. Intermezzo [3:10]
5. Machine in the Ghost [5:48]
6. Sunrise [4:26]
7. Nightfall Part 2 [18:59]+
8. In God We Trust [6:21]**

Total playing time: 53:27


Written, performed and produced by
Chris Martinic (keyboards) with the additional talents of;

*Vocals Tina Lambert
Arranged by Martinic/Lambert
Lyrics Martinic

**Vocals Frank Maio
Arranged by Martinic/Maio
Lyrics Martinic

Comments: +Includes a short theme based on an excerpt of Nagaland (Krumme). Thanks to Uli Krumme for the inspiration. The cover is based on original photos by William Ip outer cover Sungei Buloh Malaysia and the inner cover, sunrise over Singapore



The Silver Jubilee Album, released (2005)
[Compilation from 1980-2005]


Style: Progressive Rock, instrumental. This is a cross-section of piano-only and electronic works.
A collection of personal favourites to celebrate 25 years of music

Tracks: © C. Martinic
1. Meridian II (8:19)
2. Nightfall (Part I) (8:33)+
3. There is a Tomorrow (7:26)
4. Nightfall (Part II) (19:01)+
5. Meridian IV (9:52)
6. 'Blues Sky' (8:57)*

Total playing time: 62:19
+ New tracks from the 2006 'Nightfall'
Album

Written & performed by Chris Martinic (keyboards)
Except * Chris Martinic/Paul Green (guitar)

Comments: Digital and analog recording [AAD, ADD and DDD].The cover uses personal photographs of the Great Wall at Ba Da Ling (Beijing), People's Republic of China. The 2005 tracks are instrumental versions taken from the soon-to-be-released 'Nightfall' album. This album is a collection of personal favourites. A half-and-half balance between acoustic and electronic music was deliberately chosen



All the Sound in the Sky, released April 26 2002


Style: Progressive Rock, instrumental, some vocal

Tracks: © C. Martinic except where marked (collaborative)
1. Prologue (1:24)
2. All the Sound in the Sky (Theme) (1:50)
3. Ascent (3:53)
4. Dance in Air (3:38)
5. Flight (5:53)
6. All the Sound in the Sky (Part 2) (4:09)
7. All the Sound in the Sky (Part 3) (3:44)
8. All the Sound in the Sky (Part 4) (6:18)*
9. All the Sound in the Sky (Part 5) (1:33)
10. Flying Machines (5:36) (Documentary: Gait, University of New South Wales Sydney)
11. Orbiter (4:53)
12. 'Blues' Sky (8:57)**
13. Epilogue (1:27)

Written & performed by Chris Martinic (keyboards)
Except * Chris Martinic/Frank Maio (Vocals), ** Chris Martinic/Paul Green (Electric Guitar)

Comments: Fully digital recording [DDD]. Kawai Grand Piano (KG2D) Oberheim OBX synthesiser, Roland Vocoder VP3, Roland Jupiter 8000, Roland DR5


The Acoustics Volume I
(Compilation from 1980-2002)

Style: Progressive Rock, instrumental. This is a very selective cross-section of piano-only works. Not a best of but a collection of personal favourites

Tracks: © C. Martinic
1. Meridian II (8:19)
2. Walk through yesterday (acoustic) (9:27)
3. The Crystal (parts I and II) (6:24)
4. There is a Tomorrow (7:26)
5. All the Sound in the Sky (Part 2) (4:09)
6. All the Sound in the Sky (Theme) (1:50)
7. Meridian IV (9:52)

Written & performed by Chris Martinic (Piano)

Comments: Digital and analog recording [AAD, ADD and DDD]. Kawai Grand Piano KG2D (Tracks 1,3,4,5,6,7), Wertheim upright Piano (1980 Track 2). Tracks 5,6 All the Sound in the Sky (2002), Tracks 1,7 Meridian (1996), Tracks 3, 4 Keyboard Vibrations (1981) Track 2 Early Days 1980


2001 (Compilation from 1983-2001)

Style: Progressive Rock, instrumental. This is a very selective cross-section, not a best-of as such. I didn't release this in 2001 since there were a couple of then 'unreleased' tracks from "All the Sound..". These were renamed when "All in the Sound..." was finished (i.e. tracks 3 and 4)

Tracks: © C. Martinic except where marked (collaborative)
1. Meridian I(4:18)
2. Meridian II (8:19)
3. Chase (5:36)
4. Eleventh Song (4:08)
5. Meridian III (5:30)*
6. There is a Tomorrow (7:26)
7. Meridian IV (9:52)
8. Canon I (2:53)
9. Meridian V (3:39)

Written & performed by Chris Martinic (keyboards)
Except * Chris Martinic/Paul Martinic (drums)


Comments: Digital and analog recording [AAD, ADD and DDD]. Kawai Grand Piano (KG2D) Oberheim OBX synthesiser, Roland Vocoder VP3



Meridian (1996)

Style: Progressive Rock, instrumental

Tracks: © C. Martinic except where marked (collaborative)
1. Meridian I (4:43)
2. Meridian II (8:23)
3. Convergence of principle (7:00)
4. Sunrise darkness (7:08)
5. Meridian III (5:34)*
6. Meridian IV (9:56)
7. Canon I (2:57)
8. Anthem I (5:50)*
9. Meridian V (3:39)

Written & performed by Chris Martinic (keyboards)
Except * Chris Martinic/Paul Martinic (drums)


Comments: Production equipment quite good (mostly digital) [ADD]. Mostly electroacoustic, Kawai Grand Piano (KG2D) Oberheim OBX synthesiser, Roland Vocoder VP3, Various sound devices and bass-line. *Paul Martinic (acoustic drums)


Works (1996 and 1991 versions)

Style: Progressive Rock, instrumental.

Tracks: © C. Martinic except where marked (collaborative)
(1996 version)
1. Meridian II (8:21)
2. Convergence of principle (6:58)
3. Meridian IV (9:54)
4. Meridian III (5:32)*
5. The crystal (part II) (2:21)
6. Captive Audience (8:08)
7. Canon I (2:55)
8. Recollections (part I) (3:25)
9. Another lonely night (4:44)
10.There is a tomorrow (7:06)
11.Meridian V (3:39)

Tracks: © C. Martinic

(1991 version)
1. Convergence of principle (6:40)
2. Another lonely night (4:44)
3. Captive Audience (8:08)
4. Sahara (8:11)
5. The crystal (part II) (2:11)
6. Reflections (3:07)
7. Recollections (part I) (3:25)
8. There is a tomorrow (7:05)
9. Conflict (part II) and Finale (15:46)

Written & performed by Chris Martinic (keyboards)


Comments: Production equipment good (some digital) [AAD]. Mostly electroacoustic, Kawai Grand Piano (KG2D) Oberheim OBX synthesiser, Roland Vocoder VP3, Various sound devices. *Paul Martinic (acoustic drums)


Cacophony (1987)

Style: Progressive Rock, instrumental

Tracks: © C. Martinic

1. Captive Audience (8:08)
2. Conflict (part I) (5:58)
3. Moving right along (4:48)
4. Another lonely night (3 choruses)(4:44)
5. Autumn colours (variations)(12:25)
6. Conflict (part II) and Finale (15:46)

Written & performed by Chris Martinic (keyboards)


Comments: Production equipment not very good but listenable (a lot of clipping we couldn't fix) [AAD]. Mostly electroacoustic, Kawai Grand Piano (KG2D) Oberheim OBX synthesiser, Roland Vocoder VP3.


Keyboard Vibrations (1986)

Style: Progressive Rock, instrumental

Tracks: © C. Martinic

1. Reflections (3:20)
2. Sahara (8:47)
3. The crystal (parts I and II) (6:24)
4. When I have fears (based on Keats, parts I and II) (6:07)
5. Recollections I (6:56)
6. Recollections II (8:26)
7. There is a tomorrow (7:33)

Written & performed by Chris Martinic (keyboards)


Comments: Production equipment generally good [AAD]. Mostly electroacoustic, Kawai Grand Piano (KG2D) Oberheim OBX synthesiser


Early Days (1980)

Style: Progressive, instrumental

Tracks: © C. Martinic

1. Walk through yesterday (acoustic) (9:27)
2. Impro in C major (4:49)
3. Impro in D minor (6:28)
4. Impro in D major (5:06)
5. Impro in E flat minor (4:41)
6. Cheap and Nasty (on a cheap and nasty piano) (9:58)
7. Walk through yesterday (electroacoustic) (9:23)

Comments:Production equipment not very good but listenable (a lot of clipping we couldn't fix) [AAD]. Recording defects are evident on all tracks (being a young person with no money and no decent piano). Mostly experimental solo piano recorded impromptu (various levels of quality) with track 7 adding a Roland Juno 6 synthesizer

Documents, sound and images, © C. Martinic. Logo and original cover artwork Diana J Martinic