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Invisible Vortex


1. Come Dance with Me (4:42)
2. Alien Cries (4:48)
3. Takin' the Time (2015) [feat. Rick Fenn] (5:26) VIDEO
4. Invisible Vortex (4:58)
5. Delicate Nature (4:52)
6. Just Another Dream (8:59)
7. Call for Peace (5:52)
8. One Step at a Time (4:52)
9. The Long Haul (2:37)
10. Over the Edge (8:28)
11. Of Unknown Origin (3:52)
12. Follow the Lead (4:27)
13. Call for Peace (Chill Out Mix) (11:20)

Total playing time: 1:15:13

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Media: CD (digipak)

Catalogue Number: GR-8

CD release date: 1 May 2015

International release date: January 2016

Category: Electronic / Synth / Dance / Rock

Original album notes:
This album is dedicated to the memory of Edgar Froese (1944-2015) and Kevin Underwood (1932-2013).

The tracks on 'Invisible Vortex' were recorded, mixed and mastered by Jim Ottaway between November 2013 and March 2015. Tracks include a new version of 'Takin' the Time' which features the brilliant guitar work of Rick Fenn (10CC) and 'Just Another Dream', a tribute to the soundtracks of Tangerine Dream including 'Risky Business', 'Thief' and 'Sorcerer'.

Equipment and software used for this production includes: RME Fireface 800, Studio One, Cubase, Korg Karma (including Reincarnation), Ensoniq MR61, Yamaha AN200, Yamaha Motif ES, Omnisphere VST, Hypnotic Dance VST, Alchemy VST, Albino 3 VST and Rick's guitar.

Photography, graphics and design by Jim Ottaway.

Additional notes:

'Invisible Vortex' debuted at #5 on the One World Music Radio Top 100 Chart in April 2016 and moved into the #1 position in May 2016. It remained at #1 for a second month in June 2016 and then dropped to #4 in July 2016. It dropped to #6 in August 2016 and remained at that position on the September chart. 'Invisible Vortex' dropped to #77 on the October chart but moved back up the November chart to #20. 'Invisible Vortex' dropped to #40 on the December 2016 chart; to #48 on the January 2017 chart; and to #70 on the February chart. It rose again to #54 in March 2017.

'Invisible Vortex' debuted at #93 on the Zone Music Reporter Top 100 Airplay Chart in May 2016 and rose to #68 on the June 2016 Chart. It re-entered the chart in September 2016 at #77 and rose to #47 on the October chart.

'Invisible Vortex' has been nominated for Best Chill/Groove Album in the 13th Annual Zone Music Awards (2016).

The track 'Takin' the Time' was composed around Take 2 of a recording Rick Fenn provided for my track 'Interlude' which is included on my 2006 album, 'Lightwaves'. Rick's guitar was recorded in his home studio in Byron Bay. Earlier versions of 'Takin' the Time' are included on my albums, 'Firestorm' (2008) and 'Groovin' (The Remix Collection)' (2009).

Rick Fenn is best known for being a member of the legendary British band 10CC since 1976. Rick has also worked with great artists such as Mike Oldfield, Rick Wakeman, Pink Floyd's Nick Mason and David Gilmour, Justin Hayward, Sniff 'n' the Tears and Cliff Richard to name a few. Rick also performs in Australia with The Feramones. Rick... thanks for your help and support!

'The Long Haul' was awarded 5th place in the Instrumental Category of the 2015 Australian Songwriting Awards.

You can view the music video for 'Takin' the Time (2015)' on YouTube by clicking on this link 'Takin' the Time (2015)' video. The video was filmed, edited and produced by Jim Ottaway.

'Invisible Vortex' was featured on One World Music Radio's Album Show during March/April 2016. You can listen to me talking with Chrissie Sheppard, host of the show, about the album by clicking on the link below. The tracks featured are 'Invisible Vortex', 'Delicate Nature' and 'Follow the Lead'.

The Album Show - 'Invisible Vortex' (Mixcloud)

Reviews: "highly energetic"... "an interstellar voyage through space and time"... "thoroughly rewarding sonic adventure"... "Jim Ottaway has done a stellar job of connecting the past and the future". Candice Michelle, Journeyscapes (USA). Click here for the full review and reviews of my albums.

© Jim Ottaway 2017