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Kingdom

Description:

From the first drumbeats, followed by gorgeous synthesizer-generated woodwind and string sounds, it is obvious that Eric Scot Porter has served up a moving and first-rate CD of electronic music. Those readers who are familiar with the sounds of Andreas Vollenweider and Ray Lynch, will be comfortable with Porter's creations. This is not forty-five minutes of background music, but rather serious compositions showing a depth that belies his youth. "Dancing with Angels," a favorite with most listeners, due in no small part to the serious reggae drum groove, is a delightful melodic tune that stays in one's memory, as does the Celtic-tinged "Temple of Fire," with its very nice violin moments. Audiophiles should take note of the fact that this CD was mastered in Hollywood, CA, by Gavin Lurssen at The Mastering Lab, one of the top facilities in the country. Eric's willingness to go to the expense of having this work done by the best in the business, is yet another example of his attention to detail and devotion to his craft. "Kingdom" is a sure bet CD. In the modern day market of mass music, this is one CD that truly stands out and that you'll be glad to have in your collection."

The Whole Shebang Review Vol.5, No.2

Tracks:

1.) Dancing with the Angels

2.) The Temple of Fire

3.) Perelandra

4.) Unspoken Prayer

5.) Singularity

6.) Prophet

7.) Paradox

8.) Soft Ascension

9.) Welcome Home to the Expanse

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Alien Landscapes

Description:

The songs on this album were created in a seven-year period between 1992 and 1999. Of the many songs I wrote during that period I found that these made a cohesive unit. They shared a common thread if you will. Somewhere from within me, these songs emerged and I have a sneaking suspicion that they are all from the same place. Our farthest journeys sometimes take place within ourselves, and the alien landscapes we find must may become our home.

Tracks:

1.) 7 of 8

2.) Minimalisticon

3.) Dream Mist

4.) Night in the Thermal Pool

5.) The Westwood

6.) Caravan

7.) Courier

8.) The State of Being

9.) Soothing Sky

10.) Dream in the Jungle

11.) Small Leaf

12.) Out of Shadow

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If Machines Could Groove

Description:

The songs on this album were created in a seven-year period between 1992 and 1999. Like the songs on Alien Landscapes, of the many songs I wrote during that period I found that these made a cohesive unit. This album is derived of more rhythmic compositions, and contain a more machine / industrial type sound. However, they are not dance tunes. Rather, think of a Robot wanna be Guru gone wild in a recording studio.

Tracks

1.) Undertoe

2.) Nebliss

3.) Migsm

4.) Alien Strut

5.) Shadow Move

6.) Drooms

7.) Cat Eyes

8.) Blazer Blues

9.) Practice Depression

10.) Shaker

11.) Dance House

12.) Master Groove

13.) Zzaj

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Of Bards and Kings

Description:

Of Bards and Kings hearkens back to the middle ages with the timeless sounds of medieval courts. A relaxing journey into another time.

Tracks:

1.) Through the Gate

2.) Of Bards and Kings

3.) Portilian Minstrel

4.) Nieathinal

5.) A Gift from the Highlands

6.) Taliesin

7.) Emanuel

8.) Lady of the Lake

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Captain Man

Description:

Captain Man is a work of art unlike any of my other releases both stylistically and due to the fact that it has vocals . The album is the story of Cloud Man, an intergalactic creature who searches the universe for meaning. He comes upon the planet earth, and hopes to find his answer by observing mankind. He observes the typical unthinking person, the religious, the atheistic and hedonistic, and finds no hope in Captain Mankind. However, before all is lost, he finds one who might just answer his long awaited question. Will he find what he is looking for?

Tracks:

1.) The Rock in the Sky

2.) I Am Man

3.) Steeple People

4.) Storm Cloud

5.) Weeping Cathedral

6.) Common Ground

7.) Sailing Towards the Departed

8.) End Song

Cut Scenes

9.) Storm Tossed

10.) Common Ground (version 1)

11.) Spirals

12.) Simple Recommendation

13.) Steeple People (version 1)

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Seven Steps
2010 10 20

My best friend passes away on 10-11-10.
His name was Byron Massey.
This is a transcript of the message I gave at his service, and the last song we recorded together.

Eric

First and foremost I would like to thank the Massey family. 
It is my great honor today, to pay tribute to my friend.
Byron and I became friends as young teenagers and remained friends for 28 years.
Byron was a man who stood upon deeply held convictions.  The forces of popular opinion and social acceptance could not move him away from these convictions. 

As is the case with such men of conviction, he was sometimes misunderstood.  Not the etiquette of tactfulness,  nor the niceties of political correctness could cause him to compromise his convictions.  Byron was a complex person, and he was a sincere person.  He understood that having true Character is inseparable from open honesty.

If you wanted to know where Byron truly stood, you only had to watch and listen.  He did not wear a mask.  In his honesty and transparency the real Byron was clear to see.

While such openness can leave room for some to place judgment, he understood that a Saint is made through God’s grace and forgiveness, and not through disguise and hypocrisy.  In our 28 years of friendship, I never knew Byron’s faith in God to waver.

It is one of the greatest fortunes of my life to have found such a friend at a young age.  Byron was a genius, in the literal sense of the word.  He was a gifted teacher and his clarity of communication was unrivaled in my experience.  He was a constant inspiration to learn and seek truth.

Byron was also a gifted composer and lyricist.  Until the end we created music together.  His Art reflected his character, and in such he was a true artist.  I will miss our times of recording music together.

But more than these, I will miss the friendship we developed.  Our friendship was not always smooth sailing, but as the Greek Philosopher Plutarch once said, “I don’t need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better.”  Byron was a true friend in every sense.  He was a unique gift from God.

As a close friend, Byron shared something personal with me that I feel is appropriate to share with you now.  A while back he told me that he did not think he would live as long as he had.  Though I never once heard him complain of his health, Byron had Type I diabetes from a very young age.  He told me that the time he had now was a gift from God.

Byron expressed the appreciation he had for the time God gave him when he wrote and recorded a song called “Seven Steps”.  It speaks poetically of an experience Byron had in Sweden facing his own mortality.  It speaks of Ravens, representing death, calling him home.  It then speaks of hope, borrowed time, and embracing life.

I would like to share a recording of this song with you now, in memory of Byron.  It was the last song that we recorded together.  I hope it will be an inspiration for you to embrace life, as each moment is a gift from God.

I stood on the cobble stones in Carl’s Crown Sweden A flock of Ravens called me home. My back to the world as the darkness held me. As above, so below.

The empty square was bathed in starlight. The empty air was cool and clear. Steam slipped from my lips to heaven. Just seven steps to peace from despair.

There were just two sounds in that moment When all the world was in my hand My beating heart, and the ravens call. Music for a final stand.

Waves of meaning rolled around me. A tear of hope rolled down my cheek. Borrowed time is doubly precious. Borrowed time is doubly precious. It’s the other birthright of the meek.

I stepped off the cobblestones in Carl’s Crown Sweden. The raven settled in a tree. Time resumed and I embraced it. Time resumed and I embraced it. Time resumed and I embraced it. My borrowed speck of eternity.

Click on this link to hear song:

01 Seven Steps Remaster.mp3

Remember
2010 08 18

An orchestration I did with a couple very talented teenagers; Markus and Heidi both sing and Markus plays piano. Song written by Josh Groban.

MP3/Remember with Orchestration.mp3

Meteorites by Eric Scot PorterMP3/Meteor remix.mp3
2010 01 19

I wrote and recorded this song from start to finish in about 8 hours.  My youngest daughters tap dance class needed a song for their dance recital.  The theme of the recital is Space and their specific dance routine is themed meteorites.  So, this song is aptly named meteorites.  I don’t know yet if they will use it, but I’ll find out in a couple days when she takes a CD to her teacher.

Three Months with Ray
2009 12 28

I started taking guitar lessons 3 months ago.  My teacher is taking December off.  He assigned me to write, play and record a guitar song in the Dorian Mode with a key change.  It’s far from perfect, but I’m proud of it for only having three months of lessons.  I will probably tweak it a bit more before it is due in January.  Hope you can enjoy.  It’s titled “Three Months with Ray”.

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Dancing Dervish
2007 04 29

Dancing Dervish was written by ESP and enhanced through collaboration with German guitarist and composer Arthur Jaeger.  It seamlessly blends Eastern and western sounds, drawing from ethnic strings and percussion, modern synth sounds, and climatic acoustic and electric guitar melodies.  It is being released with Art’s album titled “Traveling” and is being distributed online by Villa-Productions.