"Heroes of Make Believe" is a collection of songs I have composed over the last 4 years since my move to New York. The music represents a culmination of all of my life's experiences and influences so far. The concept of the album started with the composition of "Sunshine Through the Clouds" as a requiem for my departed friend Daniel Gilmer. Every piece on the album has a special meaning to me and is an expression of very significant moments in my life. Each song is an embodiment of the excruciating pain, overwhelming joy, and everything in between, that I have experienced throughout my life.
released February 18, 2011
All songs composed by Bryan Copeland, except for the collaboratively composed free improvisations: "When Night Falls," "Mysteria," "Insomnia," and "Just Before Dawn."
BRYAN AND THE AARDVARKS:
Bryan Copeland-Bass, Fabian Almazan-Fender Rhodes/Piano/Synth, Chris Dingman-Vibes/Glockenspiel, Joe Nero-Drums.
Produced by Fabian Almazan and Bryan Copeland.
Recorded at Bennett Studios in Englewood, NJ. Engineered by Alessandro Perrotta. Mixed and mastered at Systems 2 recording studio in Brooklyn, NY. by Mike Marciano. Artwork by Bryan Copeland.
Thanks to Fabian, Chris, Joe for playing this music more beautifully than I could have ever envisioned it to be, and their endless sacrifices for this project-I am eternally grateful. A special thanks to my amazing wife Susie for her undying support and for always believing in me. Thank you to my Mom, Dad, and Sister for being there and all of my family and friends who have helped and encouraged my to grow. Thanks to Tommy, Satoshi, Dr. Polk, Ephraim, Toby, Aben, Ashley, Barry, and Stan. Thanks the Ann and Lynn Hand. A big thanks to Mike and Nancy, and Alessandro.
Joe would like to thank Patricia and Joe Nero. Chris would like to thank Carolyn and Joe Dingman. Fabian would like to thank Jebus.
This album is dedicated to my dear departed friend Daniel Gilmer, I miss you
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