Erik Norlander is a progressive rock artist whose music ranges from ambient
electronic to unbridled heavy metal while all the while retaining his
commitment to memorable melody, high order harmony and ever evocative and
evolving timbres largely created using classic and vintage instruments. Erik
has released two solo albums, "Into the Sunset" (2000) and "Threshold"
(1997) in addition to producing and playing keyboards on four albums by the
Los Angeles prog rock band Rocket Scientists and 13 albums by Erik's wife,
symphonic rock diva Lana Lane. Erik has also made numerous guest appearances
over the years most recently including his work on the last several titles
by the Dutch progressive metal project Ayreon. Erik has also worked with
Keith Emerson who wrote the liner notes to his "Threshold" album. Keith's
classic modular Moog system was the inspiration for Erik to start building
his own modular system which is now fully operational and in constant use.
Erik's giant Moog modular system includes two Synthesizers.com Q119
Sequencers, four Q125 Signal Processors and various other modules. The
entire system is mounted into a triple-wide 36RU flight case on
Synthesizers.com QCR8 rack frames. Erik has toured with this system in both
Europe and the United States. Just don't ask him about the cartage bills.
See Erik's Website http://www.thetank.com
Return to the Artist Listings