Concerto Tragedia

by Sidewinder

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What is that eerie sound of dark mysteries drenched in a wash of hysteria and grief? It is Concerto Tragedia, the full-fledged symphonic synthesizer drama from Sidewinder, written in collaboration with Zephyrean...

If you already heard Strike A Panzai, you will certainly recognise the melodic theme of Concerto Tragedia. Starting out as an unfinished draft from 1992, the haunting orchestral segment was in fact the very first piece of music Eric wrote on his Ensoniq SQ-2 synthesizer.

After successfully reviving the initial two parts of the draft, Zephyrean was requested to explore where the song would continue its path as a finished composition, taking on the challenge to find the song's spirit and unravel the mystery of discovering its completed form.

The result is a dark and enigmatic synthesizer symphony, conveying the tragic drama of a story untold from a time forgotten...


released October 25, 2019

Written by Eric "Sidewinder" Gieseke. Production, executive engineering, arrangement and additional writing by Zephyrean. Artwork by Wei "Lorland" Chen. Music © 1992, 2018 Sidewinder, Zephyrean. Audio ℗ 2019 Sheep Hour Records. Publication © 2019 Sheep Hour Records.


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Sidewinder Boston, Massachusetts

Sidewinder rocked the 90's Amiga community, boasting numerous tracker modules and his 1994 debut album Future Shock 2, before reaching the peak of his breakthrough with the hand-picked tune selection that made the soundtrack for the popular DX-Ball 2 in 1998 and 1999. Now presented by Sheep Hour Records, Sidewinder returns for a final banging wave, bigger and better than you ever heard him before! ... more

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