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2 new samples off "The Calling Whisper"

Hey everyone, just wanted to post that I have added 2 new samples off my upcoming CD "The Calling Whisper." They are "To Wither In..." & "Through A Conscious State." Enjoy. Hopefully, the album will be released by either late October or November, but I'll keep you posted.

7th review off "A Haunting Presence"

Just wanted to post that the 7th review off "A Haunting Presence" has been posted at Nightwaves Website. All in all, a very good review. Below is the review, but here's the link: http://nightwaveswebsite.tripod.com/id16.html Enjoy. If interested, go to CDBaby to purchase my album. Transcend With Time is the alter-ego of Mark Mendieta, a Texan musician who excels at creating resonant, haunting instrumental music. The title track is a stirring mix of strings, piano and provocative synth sounds. This is very cinematic, conjuring up images through sound. "Hourglass Falls" is another excellent example of this cinematic approach- I could easily imagine this playing during the opening credits of a film. Mark is obviously a gifted sound chemist; he mixes sounds in a very pleasing yet unpredictable manner. The CD also boasts a high level of musicianship. "A Silent Lullaby" reminds me of Angelo Badalamenti (which is a good thing!), while "Beneath" is wonderfully dark and mysterious. I predict this guy will be working on movie soundtracks someday!

TwT featured on Mind Potion Radio

Me again. I just found out "In Loving Memory" off A Haunting Presence has just been played at Mind Potion Radio. If you can, check them out. Links are http://mpr1.mindpotion.co.uk/ and to listen to their station: http://neilbartlett.tripod.com/mpr/id1.html

New album almost done

Hey everyone, been some time since I posted. Been sick & working hard on promoting my main band (Subject to Thoughts) new album. Onto TwT, today I finished the 9th song off the new album which will be entitled "When Silence Fades." I'll be posting the artwork once the album is completed. Probably, one more song to go. The new song turned out pretty good. It's a piano based song with quite a few twists & turns. That's about it. Until next time. Mark

"Hourglass Falls" featured on NewAgeRadio.de

Hey everyone, I just wanted to post that I got confirmation from Erich of NewAgeRadio.de that "Hourglass Falls" off my latest CD "A Haunting Presence" was selected to be part of his new show. To be featured today on Monday. This is a great honor. Thanks to Erich for the opportunity. Here's the link: http://www.newageradio.de/NewAge-Radio/Web_Radio.html Mark

New album almost finished & revealing title

Hello everyone, been working hard on this new album, plus been real sick so it's been tough, but I'm hanging on. Well, yesterday I have completed the 8th song for the new album. This song turned out very Melodic. I like the end product. 1 or 2 more songs to end the album. I am FINALLY revealing the title of the new album. Drum roll please. The title for the new album is "When Silence Fades." I'll be post some small samples of a few songs in the near future. Also I'll reveal the artwork for the album soon. Well, that's about it. My current album "A Haunting Presence" is available at CDBaby, iTunes, Amazon MP3, etc. Check it out if you can. Mark

5th review off "A Haunting Presence"

Thank you to Jorge Sergio from Artic Mist (Spain) for the wonderful review & translation. Here it is. Enjoy. The original review written in Spanish can be found at http://www.articmist.org/ Music can be purchased at CDBaby. Behind the project named Transcend With Time we can find to Mark Mendieta, that, with his fourth work (and that now occupies us), titled A Haunting Presence, reveals us like a talented musician and with his own musical personality. Without any doubt, the Fact of being fully responsible of the musical line looked for in a whole musical work (like multi-instrumentalist, Mark plays guitars, bass, percussions and keyboards in A Haunting Presence, with the only collaboration of Brandon Strader in the voice of the very emotional In Loving Memory), involves the fact of transmitting some of what one is, as a person, through the music. And it’s evident that the music is a powerful tool of transmission of emotions for Transcend With Time. The author himself comments that, perhaps, To Haunting Presence is his more personal and emotional work until the date (went produced and recorded between April and October of 2009). Personally I would add the word introspective in some moments and passages. Talking about the style, this work is close to the new age and the ambient… but, however, we can not forget that Mark Mendieta is also the man behind the musical project called Subject to Thoughts, more orientated to the progressive rock, so there are other influences, not visible in an evident way in this CD, but have marked the way of creating sounds of the author. Some of the musical referents of Mendieta are, as himself said, Dream Theater, David Arkenstone, Symphony X and Jon Or' Bergh. The CD features a total of 10 pieces. The first of them, titled A Haunting Presence lead us to a subtle melancholy that invades a big part of the full work, piano phrases mixed with percussions and sounds of strings, giving step to other pieces like Hourglass Falls or Through Shifting Lines, where the percussion continues (probably the love of Mendieta by the Progressive Rock and the mentioned artists appears here and becomes more present). Other introspective themes are A Silent Lullaby or In Seclusion, where the sounds of piano (present in any way in the 10 pieces) mix again, with skill, with chords of strings, with the special quotation to In Loving Memory, perhaps the more evocating piece of A Haunting Presence, a cut in which Mark Mendieta leaves some musical space to the voice of Brandon Strader., closing the circle of this work, very recomendable. To listen the music of Transcend With Time: http://www.myspace.com/transcendwithtime http://www.soundclick.com/transcendwithtime ©2010 Jorge Sergio

Update on new album

Just wanted to post that yesterday I finished another song. No song title yet. So far so good. 5 songs completed. I will say that the album is definitely turning a Progressive turn, but yet all intertwined into a New Age/Ambient sound. Until next time.

Another update

Just wanted to post that I have completed the 4th song off my upcoming CD. Things moving along nicely. I'll keep posting.

New Album News

Hello everyone, just wanted to post that the new album is moving on nicely. I have just finished the 3rd song yet untitled. So far so good. I think the songs have turned out really good; however, I'm biased. Well, that's it for now. I'll keep posting.