WATCHTOWER guitarist Ron Jarzombek has completed work on his latest solo CD, "Solitarily Speaking Of Theoretical Confinement", for a Dec. 10 release through EclecticElectric Records.
"What's rather surprising (to me anyways) is how the CD materialized, and how close the CD's final outcome is compared to how I had envisioned it over a year ago," Jarzombek wrote about the album on his official web site. "The contrast between heaviness/aggressiveness (lots) to soft/calm (a little), the humor, character, musical styles other than 'progressive rock/metal', solos (lots), production, graphics, etc... I'm sure that lots of artists have a vision in mind when they first come up with an idea or concept for a CD, movie, painting, etc. but what is finally produced in the end is far different from their very first, original plan. I think just about the only thing I didn't quite achieve with this CD was (of course) the length of time that it took for it to become a reality. From the inception of the idea to release date I was shooting for 8-9 months, and at the very latest, one full year. I missed it by a few months. But hey, at least I'll have a release out this year! Barely!!!
"This is obviously a 'guitar-dominant' CD," Jarzombek continued. "However, this is not a shred-fest with simple progressions or heavy riffing in the background. I would like to think that compositions and concepts are far more vital than all of the solos (by the way, there are over 20 solos). Anyone who is into hidden meanings or messages in music will surely get a kick out of this CD. Rather than having lyrics or a visual, the music was written by itself, to itself, and for itself. If that makes any sense. The only thing accompanying this music should be the liner notes explaining what's happening theoretically within the music."
With regards to the long-awaited new album from WATCHTOWER, entitled "Mathematics", Ron has confirmed that things are moving along at a very slow pace, with no set release date in sight.
"WATCHTOWER is going extremely slow," he said. "Mostly because the four of us already had hectic schedules when we decided to squeeze TOWER into full-time jobs, part-time jobs, teaching, gigging, family, and whatever else came up. It's not an excuse, just reality. Honestly, I think we should have just played the Bang Your Head festival in 2000 and left it at that. But we've had the material written for 'Mathematics' for over a year now, and it will be killer when we finally do record the CD. And about a release date, don't even ask. I have no idea..."