The founding guitarist of legendary U.S. progressive metallers Fates Warning, Jim Matheos, has announced the release of the debut album from his new ambient instrumental rock project, Tuesday The Sky. ‘Drift‘, the band’s first full-length effort, is set for release on June 30th via InsideOut Music, and sees Matheos pushing the envelope of his sound and playing ever further. Tuesday The Sky will allow Matheos to explore a type of atmospheric and instrumental music, including expansive textures and ambient electronica, that his fans might not expect of him. The music of the project is being compared to that of such acts as Brian Eno, Boards Of Canada, Sigur Ros and Explosions In The Sky.
‘Drift‘ also features the talents of God Is An Astronaut’s drummer Lloyd Hanney, who provides a rhythmic backbone that is rampant with alternating styles and precision playing. Other guests include long-time OSI collaborator and former Dream Theater member Kevin Moore who plays keys on two songs as well as Anna-Lynne Williams (Trespassers William, Lotte Kestner), who provides ethereal, ambient vocals (of the non-verbal kind) on two other songs.
The album will be released as special edition CD, black LP + CD & digital download. Further details will be revealed soon.
– Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker