The Purlpe Album
Matt Rupnow Music
So where to begin? Way back. Not all the way back. But back… this Album has been 20 years in the making. It’s something I’m proud of. It is in my humble opinion, the best Electronica Psychedelic Folk Rock Album ever made in some guys apartment! It incorporates everything from acoustic guitar to crazy synth sounds and big harmonies and vocal effects. So it’s a blend of Organic and it's Synthetic. It’s a place where anything is possible! It's planet Purplestien!! Let me explain... Some of you who know me will recognize some songs I wrote, a long ago.It just seemed that they naturally went with this concept and help complete it. Really, my whole life is entangled in this tale of intrigue, whimsy. It’s about good and evil and ultimately, Love! Let me explain... The scene is set in the first song where we are introduced to an alternate Universe, similar but different from our own. The people are all living in fear of a strange Orange menacing light that is spreading across the land. There was a time not long ago, not too far away, where people lived free from fear and greed and helped each other with each others needs. Now is the time for my DISCLAIMER: As a fair warning. The Chief Villain in this Mystical Purple World, is named Humpty Trumpty...Which is such a crazy coincidence! I know! I thought it was fake news!!! Seriously folks, too soon? I can’t tell you how good I felt as this idea came together, it’s partially my response to the numerous people who told me to shut my mouth and just play music over the last 3 years. I call it the "Dance Monkey" treatment. I eventually came around to the idea of writing a concept Album where this "Orange" character is my villain. I feel like now is the time I should tell you that if you are easily offended, and you can’t take a light hearted joke, don’t waste your $ and your time.. Don’t listen too/buy my new record! Or do! If you have a sense of humor and imagination. It’s all in fun. Some of you may really like it! For my next project I’m probably going to do something a little more down to Earth. It felt like the world needed this and it kind of came together on it’s own in a way… Lol This was fun. It just happened The idea came to me when our band, Red Eyed Djinn, was playing a show at Ska Brewing World Headquarters in Durango, Colorado. The show was over, and I was breaking down gear. I was talking to a couple of our biggest fans Linda and Dave. They started walking away, in their Tie Dyes, which is typical attire for them. This gave me a great idea. You see, Linda also calls herself Henrietta Purplestien. While I watched them leave, it I had this idea that I should write a (Syd Barret-PinkFloyd style, mixed with Sgt. Peppers/Yellow Subarine-ish) whimsical-type of song from the perspective of a character. Something that I’d never tried before. Her husband Dave makes pastries so the song name “Henrietta Purplestien and the Pastry man” came to mind. I told R.E.D. Bass player, Mr. Art Cahill (Aka. The Funk Master) about it. and he said I should do an album, as a joke. I saw this as a challenge! And so the idea grew, and here we are today. I’ve incorporated the band, many of our friends, not to mention our cook, and Mama Bear Band-Aid Caroline Burton, who gets a song in "Sister Caroline". Thanks for everything! People from my real world make appearances in our tripped out, make believe world of fantasy! Thanks to my Family and Friends for the support! I know this is weird, but it makes me happy! SO....I wanted it to be fantastical, and get a little weird. But palatable. That’s the line I like to walk. That’s what I’m interested in. I like sounds and textures that create colors in my mind. I tried to make it funny and a little edgy, with social and political commentary. But not really, and in a cartoonish way. People who know me, know how I feel. This is my way of dealing with the way things are today. Which is crazy!!!! This is an escape!! I put a lot of love into it and learned a lot. It’s like a cartoon or a movie for your ears. I wanted it to sound new with modern sounds. But Old school and kinda SCI Fi/vintage sound if you will. I know I’m going on and on, It’s ALL IN GOOD FUN! and if you like it, thanks! Please share and tell people. If it offends you I apologize. You don’t have to tell anyone! I’m willing to take that risk LOL I want to thank everyone who has donated to my Go Fund Me so far! You helped me buy the Mastering Software I used to make it all possible to complete. For the first time I'll have something you can buy it on all streaming services, in about a week! I plan on making some CDs, but not many. I also want to do a special vinyl copy for Luba for helping me with this fundraising. Also, you can add me as a station on Pandora, Spotify…ect. I make 100% of the proceeds, and I plan on recording and releasing a ton of songs I’ve written in the future. THANKS!