Hugely talented Farida artist Rory Charles and his band, The Age Of Glass, have launched their new EP…
There are some artists that defy any easy categorisation. Farida artist, Rory Charles, most definitely fits this description. With a soaring vocal style that reaches near-impossible pitches, and the kind of control and soulful performance most singers would kill for.
His songs are fragile, folk infused compositions, but still have an almost otherworldly feel unlike anything you’ll hear anywhere else.
Rory has another project with a band called The Age Of Glass, and they’re equally ambitious in their genre-defying approach. Yesterday saw the band release their new EP, ‘Live At Castle Rock Studios’, and it’s a real musical treat…
All live – all filmed
The Age Of Glass’s sound has a far more eclectic feel that Rory’s solo work. Elements of funk, electronica and dance music are fused with a spoonful of psychedelica, but all with the human, organic feel of live performance.
The EP was recorded live at Alderley Edge’s (fairly) new Castle Rock Studios. This complex is based in a converted detached house, set against the area’s peaceful, green backdrop.
Inside the building, things are far less ‘rural’, but equally as ‘Zen’ for the musician. The complex has two great live rooms, and gear including an SSL desk and a Pro-Tools HDX rig. If you want to get a great sounding recording in a great location and environment, just a stone’s throw from the city centre of Manchester, Castle Rock is ideal.
As The Age Of Glass was performing the whole EP live, they took the opportunity to film the sessions, too. These will be available via Whetstone Records soon (you can see first below).
The ‘Live At Castle Rock’ EP by The Age Of Glass is available now for just £5, here. You can also catch the band on one of their forthcoming festival dates:
- Jul 25 Secret Garden Party Huntingdon, UK
- Jul 26 Kendal Calling Penrith, UK
- Aug 08 Matterley Estate Winchester, UK
Rory plays Farida guitars to create and perform his music. He joins a roster of artists that includes Freddie Cowan, Sam Halliday, James Morrison, Frank Turner, Steve Rothery and Steve Hackett among others.