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spiritland
NEWS   18-5-04 final song - 'Let Me Be You' added to the Music page

16-5-04 4 new songs - 'Run The Redlight', 'Now Is The Time', 'Memory' and 'Brave New World' added to the Music page

15-5-04 3 new songs - 'Reborn (The Heretic)', 'Awakenings' and 'Willing Fools' added to the Music page

14-5-04 2 new songs - 'Coming Back For you' and 'Only A Miracle' added to the Music page

12-5-04 New song - 'Passing Strangers' added to the Music page
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play hi-fi  passing strangers
play hi-fi  coming back for you
play hi-fi  only a miracle
play hi-fi  reborn (the heretic)
play hi-fi  awakenings
play hi-fi  willing fools
play hi-fi  run the redlight
play hi-fi  now is the time
play hi-fi  memory
play hi-fi  brave new world

Spiritland was formed in 1994 by Jez Creek and David Waddington. Jez, that's me, played synths and did the sequencing and drum programming, whilst Dave played guitar, sang and played odd bits of bass and percussion.
Why this name?
That was Dave's idea and I can't for the life of me remember why now, though at one point we were going to be called 'Drama'. I think that was one of my ideas
Do you play live?
No, and we never did
How, do you think, does the internet (or mp3) change the music industry?
It allows us to do things like this and make music that wouldn't otherwise have been heard available to anyone who wants it.
Would you sign a record contract with a major label?
Only if it made sense artistically and financially
Band History:
Spiritland was the first joint musical venture that I was involved in. I had put an advert in a local record shop 'Selectadisc' in the hope of finding someone interested in forming a band. what I actually got was a chap by the name of David Waddington. David was an extremely talented and versatile guitarist, who could play anything it seemed. My role in the project that became Spiritland was primarily in arranging and sequencing the keyboards and drums, using Pro 24 on an Atari ST to trigger a Roland D5, Roland Juno-106, Roland JX-10, Kawai K1r and Boss DR-550.

These were recorded on a Fostex X-28 analog 4-track and then layers of guitar and vocal tracks were overdubbed, bouncing 4 tracks to 2 using another tape deck. As Dave came up with most of the chord progressions and lyrics I seemed to end up doing intros and middle eights and using various keyboard sounds to differentiate between song sections, layering different sounds to build intensity. It was a hugely interesting learning period for us both and I think we are probably both pretty proud, even today, of the resulting album. However, all good things must come to an end and Dave left after completion of the 'Awakenings' album in the pursuit of a professional musical career playing guitar for Toyah. Jez is currently performing as Modulator ESP whilst Dave is the guitarist for Leigh Franklin.
Your influences?
Melodic rock with progressive influences. Bands like Marillion, Pink Floyd, Blue Oyster Cult, Rush, Fleetwood Mac, Mike Oldfield
Anything else...?
Have a listen to the songs and let us know what you think
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