Lamplight The Fire: A Compilation of Quiet(ER) Songs
(Chuck Ragan, Park Ranger, Ryan Mills, Jeff Rowe, Satellite Year, Her Only Presence, Mikee J Reds)
Released on November 12, 2011
Lamp Light The Fire has a theme. No questions or hidden agendas. Simply put, Engineer Records wanted to gather a small array of artists that we’ve loved and worked with in the past, and/or thought would sound great in the environment of an acoustic guitar as the central instrument, and build from there. Don’t let the title fool you though, as there are as many acoustic rockers on here, as much as the intensely subtle, slow burners as you’d expect on such a compilation. Listening to it as a whole you’ll hear that this real gem of a project sounds just as dynamic as any ‘proper’ album. Although mellow in places, this is not a snoozer of an album only to fall asleep with. Hearing how each artist took the idea and built upon it is certainly the key to the album’s inspiration. You’ll find some songs that sound like the artists’ best work yet, and plenty of exclusive material. You’ll hear the acoustic guitar accompanied by piano, strings, vocal harmonies, and fitting percussion. You’ll hear some artists we’ve worked with in the past, showing off their new material, and some newer bands, or newer solo work, most of which is previously unreleased. Engineer Records and these artists, including Chuck Ragan, Ben Marwood, Ryan Mills, Jeff Rowe, The Satellite Year, Her Only Presence, Mikee J Reds, Elemae, The Waltz (Brian from Penfold) and Dan Coutant, have created the scenario of a sit down at a campfire surrounded by good friends.
This musical company bring together talent from across the world to warm your heart, sway your soul, and reflect upon the quieter side of life.