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  • Devin Townsend - The Official Website
    content to do what seemed the most obvious approach for a simpler expression Townsend gravitated towards making Epicloud more ambitious than your average rock record Spurred by THE album s lyrical themes Epic music that doesn t impose its agenda on the audience Townsend was struck by a typically atypical idea The thought of utilizing a gospel choir in harmony with very secular statements on spirituality life and loss would be something that a wider range of people could enjoy while still reaching that lofty emotional height I am fascinated by the power music mixed with many human voices and to have that sound based on subject matter that doesn t preach I find very satisfying The philosophy behind this record is celebrating life and engaging in the awe of the universe with no dogma or agenda created a very liberating atmosphere So often we as listeners ARE confronted with music and artists that base their expression on focusing on life s hardships but as Epicloud was being written there was a deliberate intention to avoid that type of theme To make music that has power based on mood and rhythm but not on seeking sympathy as a way to engage the audience Epicloud chooses to view the glass as half full Indeed the sentiment THE TIME HAS COME TO FORGET ALL THE BULLS T AND ROCK is expressed in the larger than life chorus of Liberation a joyous rock saga that in some ways could be viewed as Epicloud s mission statement I wanted to provide music that people could sing along with can participate in and put aside the bullshit definitions that hold us back as musicians and artists I think Epicloud is about that Regardless of what we re dealt it s our reactions to things that define us This album is exactly what I wanted to do and serves as a musical reprieve between the nature of the last four records and my ultimate goal of writing epic symphonies and musicals If the prior four Devin Townsend Project albums carried a common theme of working to overcome creative hang ups then it s fair to view Epicloud as having overcome them Tour Dates close x Videos close x Photos close x Band Members close x Ryan Van Poederooyen DOB November 13th 1972 Discography Accelerated Evolution Devin Townsend Band Synchestra Devin Townsend Band Addicted Devin Townsend Project Deconstruction Devin Townsend Project Epicloud Devin Townsend Project Endorsements Pearl Drums Sabian Cymbals Evans Drumheads Regal Tip Drumsticks Trick Pedals and Triggers Audio Technica Microphones Alesis Drum Modules Mackie Boards Ultimate Ears Drum Dial Bio Ryan Van Poederooyen is an ambitious drummer from Vancouver BC Canada He has been playing with Devin Townsend for 10 years in total as the drummer for the now defunct Devin Townsend Band and the current Devin Townsend Project Outside of Ryan s devotion to the DTP he drums in a few side projects and is also a Drum Teacher Session Artist world wide and

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