Essential Growth

by Twistedships

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This is an instrumental concept album, where the concept is guided through the titles as well as the atmosphere and emotions each song conveys. My guitar playing has been heavily influenced by instrumental players such as Paul Gilbert, Joe Satriani, Tosin Abasi, Guthrie Govan, and many other well known virtuosos. Another big influence on my writing has always been video games as the atmosphere plays such a pivotal role in how the experience is strengthened! Combining my love for rock and metal as well as video games, I started creating this kind of music a few years ago. After going to school for Recording Arts I learned to record myself and edit music much better which added to the melting pot that is my mind. I've gone through a lot of ups and downs in the last few years but have come out on top and felt that this album is a concrete way to show just that. Everyone has troubles sometimes but we can look to our friends, family, and hopefully people in general to find ways to combat it. Enjoy my story without words.


released November 30, 2016

-All music and instrumentation written and recorded by Regan Vail.

-Final mixing done by Kevin Pinhorn @Recordtime Productions.

-Album art painted by Shoorah Park

-Big shout out to my bud Anthomnia for helping with promotion, your friendly neighbourhood gamer does weekly, if not daily videos:

-Finally I'd like to thank everyone involved in helping me get this project started. Just giving advice, actively helping the process or listening to my out loud thoughts/ramblings on how to approach things. And of course my lovingly supportive and encouraging girlfriend being a big part of how my focus was honed. Thank you all.



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Twistedships Toronto, Ontario

Twistedships has been a side project for ideas/concepts that were more of a personal, after midnight riffing & writing kind of headspace. Focusing on melodies & interesting song parts is always a main idea. Giving you something to tune out with or just get the mind ticking. Hope to gather some interest amongst other like-minded players with this album to get some more people involved in the next! ... more

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