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Cedar Rapids, IA, United States, 2006/07/05 - Ambient Podcast Pioneer Mark Rushton's first album, The Driver's Companion, is now available via musicdownloads.walmart.com in electronic download format..
Mark Rushton's first commercial music release, The Driver's Companion, is now available via musicdownloads.walmart.com as a digital download for $9.44. ndividual tracks can also be purchased for 88 cents each. Previews of tracks are available at the WalMart website.
The Driver's Companion starts off with Theme From Lincoln Highway, a sprightful electronica tune featuring guitars and keyboards. Theme From Lincoln Highway is Rushton's most popular individually downloaded track.
Next is Psychometrics, a multi-part rock tune with searing guitars, a psychedelic center, and an ambient fade-out.
Downdream, the third track, has melodic acoustic guitars over haunting electronica and programmed beats.
Adventitious, based on a blues guitar riff, battles it out with electronics and ambience towards a timpani-pounding conclusion.
Acoustic guitars return on This Is How You Disappear, a piece that ends in beautiful, swirling electronica cacaphony.
Free The Airwaves, the sixth track, is a chillout slice of multi-layered keyboards, thick bass, and stop-and-go drum programming.
The Seedling Mile, a mid-tempo tune, combines a keyboard melody, a flute riff, and loads of electronic effects.
The Congener is beat-driven instrumental synth pop that surges throughout.
Powerdown, the ninth track, is an experimental piece featuring orchestra, improvised keyboards, and haunting sounds.
Perpetual Vision is a dreamy slice of psychedelic ambient, delicately layered, with effected guitars and programmed percussion.
Finally, Swimming Under Stars is an 11 minute ambient piece that can hypnotize you into a relaxed state.
A traditional CD version of The Driver's Companion are available through Rushton's preferred portal, BuyIowaArt.com.
Rushton's more recent album, Hum And Drift, is also available as a CD at BuyIowaArt.com, as well as in digital download format at iTunes® and other online retailers.
Rushton plans to release a new album of music with bass player Jon Harnish later in 2006.