Panacea by Surface Of The Sun
Last week Devon Eggers’ one man solo project, Surface Of The Sun, released a Progressive Rock EP titled, ‘Panacea‘. The four track EP is the culmination of hard work over the years and dedication to composing and bringing to life an impressive EP. Here’s what Eggers had to say about the ‘Panacea‘ EP:
The ‘Panacea’ EP was a major solo undertaking, so I’m very excited to finally be at the release date. I started writing most of these songs about 4-5 years ago, picking away at them here and there as ideas came and went. Then a little over a year ago, when I decided to go the route of releasing an EP, these four songs had come together in a way that felt right, and like they belonged together on the same release. So, in August 2018 I pushed the other songs aside for a bit so I could focus on these four.From there on I spent every moment I could working on these songs. My evenings and weekends were spent in the studio recording, writing new parts, finding neat sound effects to add additional layers, completing the lyrics and vocal melodies. I spent countless hours molding the songs into the final versions over the coming months. Then, early this year (after some major equipment malfunctions that delayed me a month or two) I’d completed the bulk of the songs enough to record the drums, which are the only instrument I didn’t play on this EP.
My amazing drummer, Chris Warunki, and I spent the month of March sending videos and notes back and forth working out the drum parts until we were ready to hit the studio. We recorded the drums in Monarch Studios over a couple of very long days at the beginning of April. The next few weeks involved me compiling all the best drums takes and prepping the songs to be mixed. I then started mixing the songs near the end of May, and in June was fortunate enough to be squeezed into a very good mastering engineer’s schedule to complete the last step of the process.So now, here I am, a year and about two weeks after deciding to finish these four songs, ready to finally share them with everyone. The process was long, was a lot of work, and tiring, but I loved every moment of it. And I love these songs. I hope others find enjoyment in them as well.
When you take into consideration all the different elements that went into making these four songs were the creation of one person (minus the percussions) then you can see how truly impressive the undertaking of ‘Panacea‘ was. It definitely should be on your playlist! You can listen to the single ‘The Silence‘ down below. As always, if you like what you hear then let’s keep good music coming by supporting these artists. Remember to follow the artist and spread the word! Artists Links below.
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