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New album in the works

Just wanted to post that I have begun working on my next album. So far, I have 2 completed songs. As to when it'll be released? If all goes well, sometime in the fall of this year. I'll keep posting info. as the album develops. I'm definitely excited & real motivated.

"A Haunting Presence" also available at lala

I just found out that "A Haunting Presence" is also available at lala.com Here's the link: www.lala.com/#artist/Transcend_with_Time

3rd review off "A Haunting Presence"

Thanks Mark for the awesome review. Enjoy. I think this for me is Mark Mendieta's best instrumental work. He has acheived a level of excellence hard to pass. This is a journey of thought through musical magic and the song In Loving Memory which has some vocals is spine tingling stuff indeed. Its hard to categorise the music but I suppose it would come under Ambient, World. Treat yourself to a copy and lay back and chill. By Mark Baston

"A Haunting Presence" now at eMusic

Hey everyone. Right now, I just found out that "A Haunting Presence" is now available at eMusic too. Things going good. Here's the link to those interested: http://www.emusic.com/album/Transcend-with-Time-A-Haunting-Presence-MP3-Download/11850574.html

"A Haunting Presence" also available at Napster

Hey everyone, just found out that "A Haunting Presence" is also available at Napster. That's great to see that the album is made available at different places. Now if only I can get some sales : ) Here's the link: http://home.napster.com/ns/music/artist_search.html?artist_id=12992255

"A Haunting Presence" now available on Amazon

Just wanted to post that "A Haunting Presence" is now available at AmazonMP3 as well. Here's the link: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search- alias3Ddigital-music&field-keywords=transcend+with+time

Huge news & new album in the works

Hey everyone, now to the great news. I recently submitted my music to Music for Film & Television and thankfully they enjoyed my work that now Transcend with Time has been added to their roster of musicians. That is such an honor for me. It's always been a dream of mine to one day hear my stuff in some movie or TV Show, hopefully, in the near future, that can happen. Fingers crossed. BTW, here's the link: http://www.musicforfilmandtelevision.com/transcend-with-time-new-age-ambient-music-for-film-and-television-licensing/ On to the other news, WOW, I can't believe it's already been 5 months since "A Haunting Presence" was released. I've always had the notion that I don't like to just sit around, and plus "the inspiration" has hit me, so work on the next TwT album has begun. One song is already completed & it turned great. As for the direction, album title, etc. The direction is Melodic, Atmospheric & Progressive. Album title, still nothing. Well, I'll keep posting as things keep rolling.

2nd review off "A Haunting Presence"

Honest review. This review can be found at www.rambles.net The only thing that really pissed me off was how the reviewer attacked the song "In Loving Memory." That song was written on behalf of my grandmother's passing, so I felt very insulted. I know that a reviewer's job is to critique, but to bash a very personal song for me like that, I believe that was just wrong. I already emailed him back and let him know my displeasure. Sorry guys & gals, but it really hit a nerve. Enjoy. Transcend with Time is the one-man creation of Mark Mendieta from Brownsville, Texas. This project started in 2006, and A Haunting Presence is the fourth CD released under this band name. Mark describes the music of Transcend with Time as "Progressive New Age/Ambient." In the promotional material, he states, "This disc is about life's journey encountering negative emotions." The title track uses stringed instruments to set the mood. The piano plays in the background and is mostly very repetitive with its simple series of notes. There is a short part where the piece almost turns into what sounds like the introduction for a World War II military scene. While not the longest track on the CD, this one clocks in at more than seven minutes. I feel it could have been cut down a little bit due to the fact that in the last couple of minutes, the tune slows down to a crawl and basically becomes noise. There is one track on this CD I truly cannot stand. To begin with, when you are listening to what you think is an instrumental CD, the last thing you want to hear is somebody singing. Unless the voice is used as another instrument, turning your focus to the lyrics disrupts the mood. Guest vocalist Brandon Strader sings on "In Loving Memory." The song moves along at a snail's pace that is only exacerbated by the fact that it is just under 11 minutes long. During that time, Brandon often strains his warbling vocals, which fall flat on many occasions. I find this almost like listening to karaoke, sometimes painful, sometimes not overly bad. Either way, I just want to leave the room. To Brandon's credit, I bet there are songs where his voice would make a pleasant match. This, however, is not one of those songs. Fortunately, the worst track is followed by one of the better tracks on the CD, "When the Evening Bleeds." As with many of the other selections, this piece could be on a soundtrack. I like the repetitive guitar, which helps keep the beat. I actually think of an amusement park fun house around the midpoint, a little over two minutes in. I never get a sense of evening, so I'm not sure where the title ties in to it. As a general rule, A Haunting Presence is not a bad transcendental CD. I have a few misgivings on a couple of tracks that other listeners might overlook. There was only one track I truly disliked. Fortunately, it isn't that difficult to hit the forward button. Otherwise, this CD makes a good background CD when you don't want the music to take your entire focus. For the most part, it sets the mood of tranquility quite simply.

Tracks off "A Haunting Presence" now on Astreaux World

I got confirmation that 3 tracks off "A Haunting Presence" are now on Astreaux World's playlist. Pretty awesome. Well, if you all get a chance, go to www.astreauxworld.com or http://www.live365.com/stations/astreaux to listen.

"A Haunting Presence" featured tonight on Syndae

Hey everyone, just got confirmation from Stefan (Syndae) that "A Haunting Presence" will be featured tonight on his Episode 69 going online tonight at 12am CET. I'd really appreciate your support & check it out. Here's the link: http://www.syndae.de/ & click play on the podcast to play. Thank you Stefan for the opportunity.