Jürgen R. Blackmore, son of former DEEP PURPLE/RAINBOW guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, has just released an EP of instrumental rock. The EP contains four tracks which will be part of a CD which is being worked on at full blast and will be finished by spring 2005. Here is what Jürgen had to say about his latest release:
"After a long break, we are proud to present a brand new four-track EP from our upcoming album. Because of the continuous positive responses on our first album from 1990 and the overwhelming mass of mails from our fans, I decided to bring out a new album. By my side I have my keyboarder and long-time friend Malte Rathke. To shorten the time of waiting, we put an extraction of four songs on the EP. With the music from JR BLACKMORE we try to open up a new dimension of rock. An instrumental work, which includes modern elements from different cultures besides classical and baroque influences, orchestral arrangements and groovy guitar riffs united in many different melodies. We both wanted to combine our love for melodic rock and classical music in a unique way. To all our fans who encouraged us to work on this project THANK YOU!"
The EP is currently only available though Jürgen's web site, along with a remixed edition of his previous album, "Still Holding On" (remixed in 2003). You can also hear sound samples of the EP on the web site.
In addition to this new project, Jürgen is busy working for his label Musikerei, where he produces his albums and does commissioned works for everyone — music for diverse occasions like birthdays, declarations of love or apologies; but also soundtracks or songs for bands or singers in any desired style. Please take time to visit www.musikerei.de.