About RPM

RPM Challenge is a month long event that takes place in February each year to challenge musicians in recording an album's worth of all original music. Learn More

Listen

Ear Candy (2008)

F7 is an experiment in combining the RPM challenge with the Food Network challenge: EAR CANDY! (Yum!)

Falling Over Upwards (2009)

Pressed for time in 2009, F7 presents a stripped-down, intimate audition disk.

AscenDance (2011)

The F7 Project produced AscenDance for the 2011 challenge. It is an inexplicable mix of styles, moods, and messages that nonetheless seem to represent the heart of F7s output at this moment in time.

Be forewarned: this album is topically a little 'dark', and would have been darker if I'd kept the tunes about starvation and coal mining disasters in the set ('Gillotine' and 'The Endless Broken Chain', respectively). And while the album speaks of some of the darker moments in human experience, it holds out hope, too; along with the obligatory car wreck song there's a couple of love songs. Well, maybe... if unrequited love counts.

Failure Analysis (2012)

Failure Analysis

...pokes its ugly head into all criticisms of the album. Criticism, is by its nature, is analysis; Life, by its nature, is less than perfect. Once again I set out to record THE PERFECT ALBUM and got trashed by the reality of the situation. But that's OK because life is, by its nature, all about the doing of a thing and not the expectations of it.

...is the title of this year's effort and reflects some of the lyrical content: a brief assessment of Icarus (and the Icarus complex, which I so brilliantly display on the album), and life in a house full of cats are two of the tunes that allow human failure to be exposed.

...prompts me to start planning how 'February is record production month' will go next year. Yep, it will be PERFECT. I will start by making July 'lyric writing month', then August will be 'riff and chord progression month', and so on...

...was actually more fun than I've had in a good, long while!!

Other RPM Partcipants

$ense

Flipping The Pig

Brian Vaughn

Giants in the Wood

The Hat

World Weary and Wise

Lieutenant Dance

The Very Best of Spaz Rock

MPeace3

Invisible ASPS

RPM Home

Artists by Year

Artists by Genre

Artists by Name

F7

BIOGRAPHY

RPM 2007 (as In Visible Light) Real and Imagined
RPM 2008 Ear Candy
RPM 2009 Falling Over Upwards
RPM 2010 <challenge not met>
RPM 2011 AscenDance
RPM 2012 Failure Analysis

BAND MEMBERS
2012 lineup:

Alan Hall - Guitars and vocals

Tom Strohbeck - Drums and mayhem

George Bailey - (no, the OTHER George Bailey!) Drums and percussion

My gratitude to Mick for setting the bar (too high) to be attained, as always.

...and a shoutout to my friend and mentor, Doug Sedgwick, for keeping the faith!

YEARS COMPLETED
2008,2009,2011,2012

GENRES
Prog-Rock/Art Rock,Contemporary Singer/Songwriter,Rock,Jam Bands

OTHER BAND SITES
http://InVisibleLight.rpmchallenge.com
http://alonetone.com/eschertron


Completed Albums

Ear Candy(2008)

F7 is an experiment in combining the RPM challenge with the Food Network challenge: EAR CANDY! (Yum!)


Flicker Fusion
Throwaway Thunderstorm
Ferromagnesian Fetch
Heinous Hellbox
Bloody Mary Blowout
Passage Ahead - This wall Within Me (part 1)
My Creation - This wall Within Me (parts 2 and 3)
Ascending Existence - This wall Within Me (part 4)   (preferred)
Journey's End - This wall Within Me (part 5)
10th Track - This wall Within Me (part 6)

Falling Over Upwards(2009)

Pressed for time in 2009, F7 presents a stripped-down, intimate audition disk.


Magnify   (preferred)
The Walk
Harmony
Instrumental Filler
Glory, Glory Lord
Smiling Eyes
Majesty
Sounding Board
To the Sea
I Will Sing

AscenDance(2011)

The F7 Project produced AscenDance for the 2011 challenge. It is an inexplicable mix of styles, moods, and messages that nonetheless seem to represent the heart of F7s output at this moment in time.

Be forewarned: this album is topically a little 'dark', and would have been darker if I'd kept the tunes about starvation and coal mining disasters in the set ('Gillotine' and 'The Endless Broken Chain', respectively). And while the album speaks of some of the darker moments in human experience, it holds out hope, too; along with the obligatory car wreck song there's a couple of love songs. Well, maybe... if unrequited love counts.


Chrissy"s Sleeping
Dream Sequence
Coin Of Gold
For Us To Fly
Keep Working On Me
Artemis (To Friendship)   (preferred)
Feeding The Birds
My Old Coat
A Dove
Part Of A Larger Dance

Failure Analysis(2012)

Failure Analysis

...pokes its ugly head into all criticisms of the album. Criticism, is by its nature, is analysis; Life, by its nature, is less than perfect. Once again I set out to record THE PERFECT ALBUM and got trashed by the reality of the situation. But that's OK because life is, by its nature, all about the doing of a thing and not the expectations of it.

...is the title of this year's effort and reflects some of the lyrical content: a brief assessment of Icarus (and the Icarus complex, which I so brilliantly display on the album), and life in a house full of cats are two of the tunes that allow human failure to be exposed.

...prompts me to start planning how 'February is record production month' will go next year. Yep, it will be PERFECT. I will start by making July 'lyric writing month', then August will be 'riff and chord progression month', and so on...

...was actually more fun than I've had in a good, long while!!


The Cats Meow   (preferred)
Meditation III
By The Water
Come Away
Meditation I
Meditation II
Breakfast With Jam
There You Go
Georges Jam
Testing The Limits of Reality