Goocher / The Unfinished Poem (2009)
The Unfinished Story
Released well after most of the music had been recorded. Called "The Unfinished Poem" because remained "unfinished" for a few years.
Goocher played all of the instruments -- guitar, keys, bass, drum programming, and vox. Featured artists: Kenwood Dennard primary drummer on "Otherness & Mystique". Jim Reindel performing all six-string duties on "Otherness & Mystique."
- "EJ Gone Mad"
Originally inspired by Eric Johnson, but morphed into something else. Guitars and E-Bow; no synths.
Fast-paced; straddles Metal and Fusion, with a tip of the hat to Allan Holdsworth's influence on the backing chords.
- "Oliver's Travels - Part 2"
An ode to a friend who died. Tribute to RUSH.
- And Then I Saw It"
Ambient guitars voodoo.
- "More of You"
Metal. Inspired by Linkin Park.
- "Fly Away Tonight"
Singer/songwriter-y ode to another friend who passed away.
- "As If"
I asked myself whether I could create a tune whose only purpose was for shredding, to which I answered, "As if!"
- "A Walk in the Park"
Funky throwaway I kept because I love the feel.
- "Otherness & Mystique"
Crazy electro-Prog thing featuring Jim Reindel throughout.