The Music of ERO

Unlike writing The Uninvited, where I listened to a lot of one particular band, while writing ERO, I listened to a variety of music. But even though I listened to a variety of bands (Foo Fighters, Soundgarden, Stone Temple Pilots, etc), I did gravitate toward one in particular Alice in Chains. “A Chains,” as they are also called (here’s their website), is turning out to be one of my favorite bands, though I’ve listened to them for years. They have a dark, metal, grunge, alternative feel to their music. I got back into them after hearing one of their coolest hits, “Nutshell,” while working on another project I’ve since backburnered. “Nutshell” is an emotional, acoustic piece with dark lyrics dealing with loneliness, death, and despair. Click here for “Nutshell” lyrics. This song, like it did for my backburnered project, fits the tone of ERO.

I also listened to a lot of Tool. I’ve also loved and listened to this band for years. They’re known for their trippy, long and complex tunes, described as “style-transcending” and part of progressive rock, psychedelic and art rock. Dark. Experimental. Love em.

I also listened to a lot of science fiction movie soundtracks, including the X-Files soundtrack, “Songs in the Key of X.”

I didn’t always listen to music while writing the manuscript, but when inputting my redlines or doing something that didn’t require intense focus, I’d put on an “album.” It’s amazing the frame of mind music can put you into.

Whatever music each of you enjoy, I hope you also enjoy ERO, which is still set to go on sale, this Saturday, July 20th, coinciding with the 44th anniversary of the Apollo 11th moon landing.

Question everything.

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9 Responses to The Music of ERO

  1. jpon says:

    Cool post. I haven’t heard of some of these groups, so I’ll check them out.

    And you’ve given me a good idea for this week’s blog at SatMoPo.

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  3. A HUGE CONGRATS FRANK. Will there ever be a pod book offered for those of us who don’t have e-books yet and don’t like to read fiction on the computer after working all day at one?

    • fpdorchak says:

      Hey, Inky–yes. I plan on doing so in the very near future! It takes more coordinating than ebooks, and I wanted to launch on the July 20th date. Thanks for stopping by, and stay tuned! :-]

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