'Cymbalic Encounters' represents the collaboration of Mark Murdock and his 'symbolic musical encounters,' foremost being Brand X's, Percy Jones and John Goodsall, with funk/pop-rock/fusion overtures. Guest artists: David Sancious, Ryo Okumoto and more.
Mark Murdock 'EYES DOWN' featuring Percy Jones of Brand X and an array of top world artists
A hip capture of the mid-80's with a twist of fusion and innovation. Featuring a bonus track 'Events In The Sky' with keyboardist 'Allan Zavod (Frank Zappa, Jean Luc-Ponty)
Mark Murdock- synthesizers, drum programming, percussion, backing vocals
Percy Jones (Brand X) - 5 string fretless bass
Shankar (Peter Gabriel, Shakti) - double neck electric violin on 'She's The Kind' and 'Tell It To The World'
Tony 'Thunder' Smith (Lou Reed, John McGlaughlin) - lead vocal
Mino Cinelu (Miles Davis, Weather Report, Sting) - percussion on 'Alone To The Outside' and 'Tell It To The World'
Lou LaBello- guitar
Joe Berger- lead guitar on 'Alone To The Outside'
All songs written by Mark Murdock and Percy Jones. Recorded at AVR Studios NYC. Mixed and mastered by BEAM Audio
Cover pic by Kathy Farrell at China Club, NYC Artwork by ManInJp
Bonus Track: (Events In The Sky)
Allan Zavod- piano and synthesizer
Mark Murdock - 'REAL' drums
Bill Chase- guitar on 'Events In The Sky'
Dan Lopa- bass on 'Events In The Sky'
Recorded at Synchestra Studios, PHX. Re-mastered by Beam Audio
Eyes Down LIVE :
Mark Murdock- synthesizers, drum machine and backing vocals
Percy Jones/Ron Ballin- bass
Tony 'Thunder' Smith/Nick Van Pittman/JoeSofia- vocals