Christine Caruana from 'Victim of Sound' is one smart cookie...no lyrics in front of her and this is what she picked up from the latest STEVER record, 'Idiot Savant':
I would love to sign a CD to you! When you order from here, please let me know at check-out how to sign it to you!
It was really great to talk to Lance from the Rock 'N' Roll Lounge! We not only touch on the greater message behind 'Idiot Savant', but on the depression I went through during 'Playground Isolator'. Lance ROCKS!
It's dark and emotional and an album that Karen hopes will inspire people. As well as the album, Karen is also writing a book. Wicked Spins Radio got a chance to chat to Karen about Idiot Savant, its ideas, the role of Ian in the story and also about why its set in the 1930’s...
"Randy (Metalwulf) and I (Azkath) spoke at length with Karen Stever of Stever on June 2, 2015. We discuss her first album, Playground Isolator!, and her brilliant new concept album, Idiot Savant. Stever, hailing from Canada, is a mix of Symphonic Rock and Metal, with some very quirky elements thrown in. Karen is the primary member of the band, along with co-producer Frank Gryner, they are responsible for all that you hear. Inspired in a large part by her fight with depression, her music is utterly fascinating, and her outlook on the world is rather uplifting..."
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STEVER, with the help of team members, Mark Miller and Frank Gryner, creates each video. This includes home made green screens and CGI animation which bring the videos to life. During the BLACKGUARD video, we see the main character animated for the first time. STEVER explains what this meant to her;
"...because I am a human with extra strong emotions, I do tend to fall flat on my face more often than not. Many of my logical friends maintain a much better balance than I do. What I am starting to realize (and it is a journey) is that people who are artistic tend to feel more intensely and therefore we hurt more intensely. That initial realization has helped me a lot to keep my emotions in check. I also have moved away from a “follow your dreams” mentality. The truth is what we dream about isn’t always going to happen. What we imagine for ourselves could be cut short by circumstance..."
The awesome people at 'Essentially Pop' clearly have something heavier flowing through their veins these days! Thanks for the feature and letting me hijack your site with some ROCK!
If you missed this interview, you can hear it in its entirety on Blog Talk Radio!
We have lots in common, including our love for the same instrument, same classical musical influences and we found a really cool common ground in a hobby I want to take up!
I am glad she gave me an opportunity to talk about 'Idiot Savant' and the greater purpose for this monster record.
Glad to receive call-ins from our friends Steve Coumbe & Roger Dale Snyder. Much love on both of you!
Hey there! If you missed my interview with Angel from BRfm, he posted it here for you! Thank you, Angel Gareth!
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