Tim Lancaster shares his second single and music video, “Tango Down.” Earbuddy premiered the track and video. New Noise Magazine premiered lead single “Tango Down”. All music and lyrics were written, performed, recorded and engineered by Tim Lancaster. He elicited assistance in the production of the record from Dallas Lancaster, and it was mastered with Dwight Hill. Conspiracy was recorded at Epsilon II Studio in Wayne, New Jersey. Conspiracy is due out
Tim Lancaster was formally trained in college as a jazz drummer at William Patterson University, and naturally made his rounds in the New York City jazz scene with The Tim Lancaster Group, playing with visionaries, such as, Steve LaSpina, Tony Malaby, Jason Shattil, Tim Hagans, Mike DiRubbo and more. Although he’s known for his innovative drumming technique, Lancaster is a multi-instrumentalist, singer and composer. With a repertoire that spans from pop-rock-psychedelic-punk to modern jazz, Lancaster has set out to eliminate genre boundaries. Each track on the record was performed and written by Lancaster, featuring a variation of styles on guitars, organs, drums and synthesizers.
With Conspiracy, Lancaster set out on a personal quest to create his own take on a rock n’ roll record. What came out of the process, is a genre-bending collection of tracks that utilize a carefully selected range of instruments, effects and production techniques. Starting at the root of the sound, Lancaster built a pedal board from scratch, imagining exactly how he wanted the fuzz to sound and how the distortion should roar. Separating himself from his jazz pursuits and formal training, he turned down various drumming gigs to spend evenings in the studio writing and tracking this record. The 11-track album is a result of over 20 song ideas and musings from over three years, and six new songs imagined and written during the recording process. Lead single, “Tango Down,” is the most political song on the record, a commentary on the WikiLeaks and the whistleblower trend. Single, “Half-Life,” features numerous drum loops, Lancaster’s signature sound, and lyrically discusses radioactivity and quantum physics. Third single, “Bad Sex Face,” the tongue-in-cheek song to rock out to, doused in thick synthesizers and drum loops. As a whole, Conspiracy, is influenced by Frank Zappa’s theoretical understanding that music is a solution to a series of problems. Lancaster’s faces these issues, successfully melding genres and layers of sound, and spearheading each aspect of the recording process from start to finish.