Cailyn Lloyd: Four Pieces new EP from talented multi instrumentalist

Cailyn Lloyd: multi instrumentalist
Cailyn Lloyd began playing the piano at age 6 and the violin at age 8. She picked up a guitar in her teens, playing in the progressive-rock scene in London, England, including a gig at the famed Marquee Club. After returning to the United States, Cailyn continued to study and perform on guitar, learned to play bass and drums, and then took time to raise a family.
Six years ago, Cailyn returned to music full time, touring first with the Alimony Blues Band as guitarist and then with noted power-rock band IX Lives on guitar, bass, and keyboards. Cailyn has since devoted most of her time to studio and session work but still performs regularly with the band Enigma. Cailyn is also studying music theory and composition with award-winning composer, Daniel Leo Simpson.

Cailyn owns a boutique recording studio where she produced her first release in 2008, a blues-classical crossover EP. The following year, Cailyn recorded and produced a proggy classic rock CD with Dani Daly, an award-winning Wisconsin rock vocalist. That release, True Lies and Other Fairy Tales received many rave reviews–most notably in Vintage Guitar Magazine. 
Her current release, Four Pieces, is a fusion of progressive rock and classical music, featuring three standards from the classical repertoire and one original composition, all performed on modern instruments.Four Pieces, the new CD from Cailyn Lloyd is now available from our store and all major music outlets including Amazon, CD Baby, and iTunes
Cailyn Lloyd: Four Pieces

(CD) Release Date July 30, 2012

Track Listing:
  1. Fantasia
  2. Largo
  3. Adagio
  4. Nocturne
The Four Pieces are:
Fantasia -- an interpretation of the Ralph Vaughan Williams classic, Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis. Originally scored for strings, this Fantasia is a dense amalgam of guitars, synths, bass, and drums that nevertheless remains true to the original score, a majestic homage to this masterpiece of 20th century classical music.
Largo -- drawn from Antonin Dvorak’s New World Symphony. Cailyn has recast the second movement as a bluesy guitar-driven progressive rock piece that features masterful improvisations over the marvelous bass lines Dvorak wrote over 100 years ago.
Adagio -- an intense interpretation of Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings. Also scored for strings (originally string quartet), the music is a dense tapestry of synths, guitars, drums, and bass that opens softly and rises inexorably to the towering crescendo -- music that maintains the emotional intensity of the original.
Nocturne -- an original composition, also a fusion of progressive and classical forms. The two opening guitars are intended to evoke the right and left hands of a piano piece, the music itself inspired in part by La Mer by Claude Debussy as well as the piano music of Chopin and Schubert.

The project was recorded at Land of Oz Studios in Fond du Lac, WI. The final mix and mastering were performed at two great Chicago recording houses: Rax Trax Recording and Gravity Mastering.
Cailyn Lloyd: guitars, bass, piano, synths, drums.
Recorded at Land of Oz Music. Recorded and produced by Cailyn Lloyd.
Mixed at Rax Trax Recording, Chicago, IL by Rick Barnes and Cailyn Lloyd.
Mastered at Gravity Mastering by Doug MacBride.