Musically, UK singer, musician, songwriter, producer and engineer STUART ELWIN’s latest album “Dreamscape” is a homage to his favourite artists, music genres and styles – drawing heavily on his love of 70/80s electronic/synth based music.
Lyrically, Stuart’s songs are inspired by and draw on his own life experiences and beliefs exploring the meaning and consequences of living out his life, faith and beliefs in today’s world and his experiences of dealing with the world as someone who is registered blind – with a dash of his unique surreal humour thrown in too!
When you realise that everything you hear on the album is sung (with the exception of the female vocals!), played, programmed and recorded by Stuart, working totally unassisted in his compact home studio, then you realise what an awesome artistic achievement and statement this album is and what a talented, creative and imaginative artist Stuart is – especially for someone who has to do everything by feel, touch and sound!
Stuart wanted the second half of the album to include some long atmospheric ambient synthesiser based instrumental pieces, just like side two (of the vinyl LPs) of some of his favourite albums from the 70s including “Low” and “Heroes” from David Bowie’s Berlin trilogy, Todd Rundgren’s “Initiation” album and the early solo albums of Brian Eno. He also couldn’t resist doing a brilliant cover of a classic song by another of his all-time favourite artists.
All money earned from the album will be split 50/50 between Guide Dogs for the Blind Association UK (www.guidedogs.org.uk) and Hartlepool Vision Support (www.vision-support.org.uk) both of who have and do play an important part in Stuart’s life.