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The Bletchley Park Project was assembled during the last days of the millennium as a musical think tank. Inspired by an album concept written by Dan Burke and Leandro Vera, the group gathered in San Luis Obispo, California, to push the boundaries of recorded music in a format they call novelistic music. "We're essentially trying to do for music what Michelangelo Antonioni did for film," says Dan Burke. "While writers like Hemmingway and Kerouac explored what the French call the littérature du regard, or the 'literature of the look,' The Bletchley Park Project is taking music as close to the form and sensibility of the contemporary novel as any other musical artists today. We decided we don't want to just entertain with our music, we want to tell a story."

The band's first release, The Bletchley Park Project, received great critical acclaim among peers and industry insiders. Their follow-up album, Mirror Root, shows their growth as production artists and musicians. All band members are currently exploring their own material for future NPN releases.
 
Mirror Root

This sequel to the The Bletchley Park Project illuminates the heights, depths, clarity and soundscape-style of novelistic music. Written by Leandro Vera while he was in the rainforests of Costa Rica, and recorded over the cycle of a calendar year, these songs weave together the parallel themes of love, family, freedom and the ache of remembering. This album features wide vocal harmonies, crystal clear Spanish guitar, melodic bass lines, atmospheric synthesizers, driving drums, and a deep mirror for gazing at your own reflection. 

Mirror Root is an album that keeps on giving. From the first listen forward, the mystic messages and production artistry will continue to unfold before your imagination. An evening of listening is time well spent with Mirror Root.

"This is our chance...this heart will never close...will you wake your brothers...could it be our luck for dreaming...strange is the feeling of awakening...the vast illusion of our minds...let go of yourself"

 

 



 

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Album Facts:
Recorded:
December, 2000 - December, 2001
Released:
July, 2002
 
Bletchley Park Project

The debut album from The Bletchley Park Project does not fit snugly into any existing framework or category of 21st Century music. As a story for the mind's eye, this music leads the listener through a three act interplay of timeless and melodic songs from the edge of the Saturn Return experience. This seamless 45 minute progressive, masculine, psychedelic, folk-rock opera was recorded, edited and mixed in 18 days. Almost all of these songs were developed by Dan Burke and Leandro Vera during a non-stop road-trip from Chicago to San Francisco via Santa Fe.

The creation of this album reunited friends and introduced lovers, opened minds and inspired awakenings. Every ounce of magic from this recording session is captured on this debut release.

"He paints a picture in his mind...these tentacles do not hold...will you walk me...all that I have to do is want to be...the stark impermanence of life...my mind tends to wander...these are the messages...now you think that maybe your maps are fake...I break down too easily...there's only Now"



 
 



Album Extras:

Concept
Musicians
Lyrics
Liner Notes
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Album Facts:
Recorded:
March-May, 2000
Released:
June, 2000


 


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