Warp Date takes you on a electronic musical journey from Earth through our Solar System to the Saturn moon of Titan and back. The front cover is a Hubble picture of a far off galaxy. Maybe in the future, our children's children might travel there.
From interview with Birmingham (AL) News 10/05/2004:
Which genre would your music fit into - Electronic Space Music
Band members and instruments they play?
Rick Bales - keyboards Andy Douglas - keyboards Ray Gantt - bass
Names of CD(s) released?
"Nightlight" and "Warp Date"
Who writes the music for the band? All three of the band members create the music for the band. The band plays improvisational jams. We record each of these sessions.
Currently we have over 166 CDs of digitally recorded jams during the past four years. We then take the best of the tracks, edit and correct mistakes on the tracks, overdub them with other tracks and then mix sound levels to
get the sound we like. Finally, we master the tracks to produce a final CD ready for duplication.
How do you think people are able to relate to your music?
Most people who have heard our CDs think the music is relaxing. Some people have told us that they like to listen to the CD as background music when they are working on their computer. Others have told us that they like
to listen to our CD when they drive on long trips.
How do you think your music is unique?
Our music is different because if it created totally by inspiration and impressions. Since we play an improvisational ambient electronica style of music, we feel that our music is quite unique for the Birmingham Alabama area. Our music ranges from soft ambient, New Age style music to hard driving sequenced electronica that comes close to techno without crossing the line. By using up to nine keyboards at a time, Andy and Rick musically feed off each other during a session, creating some amazing melodies and soundscapes. On top of that, Ray's bass guitar lines add a unique lower end and structure to the songs.
What do you hope to accomplish through your music?
We hope to promote electronic music here in Birmingham Alabama. We feel that we are creating electronic art and want to share this with our fans.
Tell me about your fans. Who do they tend to be?
Our fans are usually individuals who like electronic and eclectic styles of music. We have fans here in Birmingham and from all over the United States, as well as in Europe (Belgium, Norway and Netherlands) and Australia.
If you could play with any band/musician, who would it be?
Ray: Joni Mitchell
How did you come up with the band's name?
Dreamwind is a combination of Tangerine Dream and Hawkwind.
Our website is: www.broadjam.com/dreamwind.