DAYS BETWEEN STATIONS - "In Extremis"
Days Between Stations are Oscar Fuentes Bills and Sepand Samzadeh. In 2008, Fuentes and Samzadeh began working on their sophomore album. In 2012, Fuentes and Samzadeh, looking for a vocalist for the project, got introduced to Billy Sherwood. Although the music was written by Days Between Stations, Sherwood co-produced the album with Fuentes and Samzadeh and co-wrote the lyrics to the songs. Sherwood also helped arrange the song "The Man who Died Two Times". Peter Banks was the second to be brought into the project. Banks had praised the band on their debut album and became and instrumental force on two songs, Eggshell Man and In Extremis. Next came Tony Levin, originally to play on Visionary, playing bass on the entire CD. Rick Wakeman and Colin Moulding delivered their contributions simultaneously, to Eggshell Man and the Man Who Died Two Times, respectively. Paul Whitehead was also sought out to paint the artwork for the album. With the album in full swing, and the concept falling into place, Fuentes and Samzadeh now had to write their overture, No Cause For Alarm. This track was left for last as it needed to contain all the major themes and epic melodies of the album. Having written the overture in just five sessions, Days Between Stations hired Chris Tedesco and the Angel City Orchestra to record the score. The orchestra also recorded the Waltz in E minor (this later became a dedication to Peter Banks after he passed away on March 7th 2013), and appears on In Utero, Visionary and In Extremis.
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