Brace yourselves. This 10-track album combines elements of heavy, modern rock with crunchy,psychedelic synths and cinematic sound design. Exciting tracks keep listeners on their toes with epic orchestras, groovy riffs and soaring guitar solos. The album has received praise from steampunk MC Professor Elemental, amongst others.
The band’s rock influences come from Whitesnake and Black Stone Cherry; while Ozric Tentacles are responsible for inspiring the various synth textures and arpeggio patches. The big percussion, orchestral elements and sound designs are inspired by film composers Hans Zimmer and Bear McCreary.
Of the new release, guitarist and project-leader Liam Taylor says: “Irradiated Hamster Alert has been an on-and-off project for several years. It tells the story of a radioactive hamster, Gilbert, overthrowing a tyrannical robot Panda. Storytelling through instrumental music isn’t easy, but I found it a uniquely engaging challenge. Music isn’t meant to be taken seriously – I hope that comes across.”
The music of Blue Alatar, whilst largely written by Liam, features long-time collaborator Si Pettit, (Subterranean Popular), on bass, 12-string guitar and as co-writer. Irradiated Hamster Alert will be available to the public on September 8th 2018, over Spotify, most streaming services and on Blue Alatar’s BandCamp.
Blue Alatar are an East England cinematic rock band, currently preparing to release their first album: Irradiated Hamster Alert. Tracks are composed by guitarist and music educator Liam Taylor, who draws influence from a variety of artists and styles – from world music, (Altan Urag), to classic and contemporary rock, (Whitesnake, Black Stone Cherry), to film composers, (Bear McCreary, Hans Zimmer), and psychedelic artists, (Ozric Tentacles). The music of Blue Alatar combines these influence to create epic, instrumental rock with soaring orchestras, crunchy synths and cinematic sound design.