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The Royal Union of Architects have been hard at work bringing you their version of U.S. / Brit-Rock style music. Using The Beatles, Noel Gallagher & The Stone Roses as well as other styles of music as a cornerstone, the Architects try to meld these styles into their own brand of music & we hope you enjoy it...!
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We have picked 15 songs for our 9th
2023 ALBUM, as of yet untitled. Recently written and raring to go! we will record 10 of them and let you know when they are ready!. We have "Gentlemen Of The Finest Order" complete as far as recording, now going through mixes to find the best, then off to mastering in take for our April 2022 release. Cheers! CE
Out now, The re-release of the Jag Wire album "Made In Heaven", but aptly additional titled "Not Dead Yet" available at NnA Records. fnarecords.net
Well the song order had been placed, for "Gentlemen Of The Finest Order", still mixing and that could still take some time with only my ears to do the intricate bits of mixing, it is difficult BUT I'd say this is the Heaviest album to date. Listing goes as follows:
I'll Bid Adieu
Time Thats Past
When She Walked
Blushful Hippocrene (Inspired By John Keats)
Ride The Line (Love One Another)
Bit Of Bad Harvest
In a BIT, CE
Fantastic day in the studio, recording vocals and strings, I have 13 songs written, 10 for the next album next summer. So far in the can are: So So, Umble-cum-Stumble, When She Walked, I’ll Bid Adieu, Poor Mary, Looking Back, Time That’s Past. Back in tomorrow evening to write lyrics for a couple others! Summer 2022
In A Bit...CE
Still in the studio laying Vocals and colouring with guitar parts throughout the songs. Recently been listening to alot of Steve Lukather, the fantastic guitarist in TOTO and checking out how he colours his songs, adding to the song structure from above, just to lace the tune in a veil of sound. He is the master at this. Till next time
Been in the studio mixing, re-recording and adding tid-bits to different songs, I am really enjoying this collection of tunes on the forthcoming " Gentlemen Of The Finest Order" album
Too warm to go into the stidio, besides I needed a break !
in a bit
Working on the next album " Gentlemen Of The Finest Order"... Worked on some vocals and a few guitars overdubs for a song tentatively titled "So So" a
The New album THE EXCHEQUER OF PLEAS is out now, along with two of three videos, with the last one slated for a May 7th debut right here!
We are now in the studio recording our eighth release "Gentlemen Of The Finest Order" album, tentatively scheduled for April - June 2022, Wish us luck!
We were removed from the Facebook Page Northern Nevada Musicians for no reason at all, perhaps I was over posting and they didn't like it or they don't like my political leanings but to just remove us without warning is bullshit, no reason what so ever- so much for supporting Nevada musicians, they don't. I'm sorry but that Chicken Sh*t way to go about it sucks. Northern Nevada Musicians Nazi Squad out in full force monitoring musicians!
The Music Videos for "You Don't Know"
Our new video CHECK YOUR COAT AT THE DOOR is out for you viewing pleasure, as well as the video HollyAnne!
A snippet off of the first single HollyAnne off of The Exchequer Of Pleas is up in the listening Booth for you perusal.
February / March 2021
The Album THE EXCHEQUER OF PLEAS should be delivered on April 2nd, complete! this was a great album to write and produce, I had a lot of fun revisiting these tunes. We hope you like it and pray maybe you'll buy one. Alot is happening this April and May, April 5th is the debut of the HollyAnne music video, the 19th of April is the debut of the Bio-Pic short CHECK YOUR COAT AT THE DOOR and May 3rd is the official release of our new album along with another music video premier on May 10th Please stay tuned and check out all of what we have to offer.... music, the old fashioned way!
so.... we have been in the studio diligently working on the 2022 album since the 2021 album "The Exchequer Of Pleas" is complete. as I mentioned before we are working off of some 60 demos that were cut within the last 10 years and using them as a catalogue to pull songs and/or ideas from. This is what we do, make music, I know of nothing else that gives us the satisfaction of hearing the end result other than painting which I also do. I am once again wrestling with demons in my head that try to pull me down and make me weak, but I am a fighter and we will prevail! We have four songs recorded without vocals (that will have to wait until next year to cut). The minute final touches on the 2021 album are just about complete and we will start on the album cover which this time has proven to be a bear to wrestle down to one idea. We hope everyone stays safe and healthy this year......in a bit C
Back on terrestrial Radio!!
we can be heard on 100.1 The X in Reno Nevada and of course Museboat Radio on the internet.....
Finally, I believe we have the correct mixes so for "The Exchequer Of Pleas" , on to designing the album cover but first, the holidays and we want to wish everyone a safe and Happy Christmas. We will catch you on the other side of this year. Happy New Year!
working on mixes and eqing of the songs for "The Exchequer Of Pleas", an arduous task indeed, we have made at least 5 full renditions of the album, and have settled on the final cut.......in a bit CE
Blimey! The Next LP "The Exchequer Of Pleas" is mixed and complete!!! We are so proud that we were able to complete this album in 3 months. It was originally slated for a 2022 summer release but now I believe we will releasee it next summer 2021.
The tracks are as follows:
She Should Have Been Mine, HollyAnne, Up To You , Tell Me Tell Me, Emma's Journey,
Falling Into You(a song for Diana), Radio, Falling Backwards (into A Mirror), Save My Soul, Too Much Time (On My Hands), That's Fine and
You Don't Know Her. And what a blast it has been!.... Our first inclination is what now? get back into the studio and record more BUT I believe we will take a short break...whew!
Well,,, the entire album The Exchequer Of Pleas is complete!!! All written and now the mixing begins... in my opinion the hardest part... wish us luck. By The way, we are toying with the idea of releasing the album this summer! one year early... why not, we've got the time!! in Bit CE
The Beatles , Oasis And The Stone Roses are the main influences in The Royal Union Of Architects music " as Noel Gallagher said " (in reference to him borrowing ideas from the Beatles) " if you are going to pinch, you might as well pinch from the best" "we do believe that" they say " but it's not like we don't have original Ideas in our heads, we just love that sound." "we do try to write from the hip, meaning that we try not to think the songs out too much, they are what they are". Other influences are The Shirelles, Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, Boston, Jeff Lynne, The Jayhawks, Arctic Monkeys, The Beach Boys, Teenage Fanclub, Marshall Crenshaw, The Knack, The Kinks, Yes, Led Zeppelin and many more
Talk about the craziness going on now, Covid19, the Election and stupid masks ( when you are homebound) makes no sense, so what does one do? go into the studio & write music for our next album "The Exchequer of Pleas".... We already have 6 songs just about in the can..." Radio", "Tell Me Tell Me"," Falling Into You", "HollyAnne", "Up To You", & "That's Fine"...so far.... stay tuned!In A Bit...CE
Been in the Studio writing the NEXT album!!! two songs in the can, eight to go..."The Exchequer of Pleas" will have some great surprises on it, old as well as new compositions to tickle your ear buds!In A Bit, CE
1 September 2020
We have added more to the blog detailing the last 6 albums, the meaning behind the songs and insight into the meaning of some of the lyrics... its a cool sometimes funny read... we hope you enjoy it. In A Bit,CE
1 July 2020
Ello, Long time no speak..... We have been working mad as hatters in the studio writing & recording our latest offering "The Keeper Of The Kings Conscience"and we are chuffed to hear how it turned out! Some good songs there with that Architects spin on it. it will be released in the next few weeks on iTunes, CD baby and everywhere music is sold. Cheers CE
Not much studio work of late, been working on other more pressing things but the bones are there, just need to get into the studio & work. I feel like a warrior swinging a sword towards my enemies...however those enemies happen to be my body's health- or maybe I could learn to co-exist? ..................in a bit!
June / JULY 2019
So, many of you know, many don't .... I have suffered with arthritis most of my life, I shouldn't use the word suffer, maybe dealt with is better.... anyway this thing has reared its ugly head again, much like it did when I was in The Greg Leon Invasion & Jag Wire and this has prevented us from going back into the studio to complete "Keeper of The Kings Conscience" therefore we are postponing the release to 2020. I am currently receiving new treatment for this and hope to get back into the studio real soon.
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ON ANOTHER NOTE: there is a scheduled RE-UNION! RAZU, Heroes In Love & possibly The Greg Leon Invasion will host a reunion in Pasadena California this OCTOBER 2019, please go to our section Musical Past in this website that features these fine past bands, click on the link & reacquaint yourself with these fantastic tunes & musicianship! In A bit...
We have been featured on terrestrial radio NV89 several times in the past months so we are extremely happy about that. Still in the studio working and re-working some guitar parts, beefing up vocals and giving each song a general polishing up. alone with that, Carl has been acting in two different regional short film commercials for a local event, that in itself is a tiring exercise. He now has a new found
NEWER POSTS: -July 2018
NV 89.1 FM
We are dead chuffed to have been featured on NV89.1 in RENO & 100.5 in Carson City again! Thank you again NV89.1 FM for the airplay, check out this station playing a wide variety of eclectic music as well as local Nevada artists, cheers to them!
The new album song listing for Curious Amusements For The Ingenious is now out: Pauper Millionaire, 32 Ford (working title), Wish It Away, Bittersweet, You won't (ever) Know, Window, Anymore, Spy vs. Spy (working title), Tell Me Summat, You're Leaving- This was written during a challenging time in life, and it shows, there are many hidden messages as well as blatant castoffs to those who know! enjoy.
We are, now working on the next album, KEEPER OF THE KINGS CONSCIENCE which has yet to be released. We don't have a release date for it, but we do have a hand full of great songs. we have an unusual opportunity, and must take advantage of this time that we have.
Nice write-up from Reno Gazette Journal December 2018
Carl Elizondo & The Royal Union of Architects, retro Brit rock, “Pauper Millionaire” A grandiose ticket back to 1966, when the British Invasion greats (the Beatles, the Stones, the Kinks) were pushing pop’s boundaries — as were two American Beach Boys named Brian Wilson and Mike Love. Carl Elizondo takes listeners on a harmonious journey back to that halcyon era. “Pauper Millionaire” clocks in richly at 5:41 and elicits singalong “ahs.”-Michael Sion
We are proud to announce the title of our next Album : "Keeper Of The Kings Conscience" tentative release date fall 2019- The Royal Union Of Architects: Gentlemen of the Finest Order!
Finishing touches on vox and mixes on Three Penny Coffin (Cor Blimey), came out great and I am happy this song is behind us!
Check...check... is this thing on? We have written 10 new tunes for the next (our 6th) album. Three have song names so far.... "And You Fly", "Willow Breeze" & "That's Right!". We are super excited to finish this collection of songs and GET THEM OUT THERE TO YOU!, so we can get back in the studio and do it all over again.....Mad? sure but can you think of a better way to be mad?
And another song "Four Penny Coffin (Cor Blimey)" is almost in the books, we are in the studio daily writing and coming out for tea....that's it...in a bit
BACK IN THE SADDLE & RADIO!!
Believe it or not, we are back in the studio writing and recording with 12 songs in the midst of being put together, recorded, re-recorded and ideas flowing like madness. There are an additional 8 disks of demos, and each of those have 15 songs on them. At the moment we are cherry picking from those to put together the next two albums with a possible release date of 2019 & 2020. When the flood gates open, well you just have to dive in and make the most of it. We are so excited to show you these new tunes but of course we all have to wait for that, but till then....Please check out our catalogue of music, we are sure there is something you will like.....
We have been featured on NV89.1 FM in RENO & 100.5 FM in Carson City, Please call in or write to NV89radio on facebook or check out http://nv89.org/ and request any song from our last two albums "At Her Majesty's Command We Present:" or "Curious Amusements For The Ingenious" they have been playing them and we would love the support! TA........in a bit
CuriousAmusements For The Ingenious:The long awaited album From Carl Elizondo & The Royal Union Of Architects is out now on iTunes, CD Baby & most internet music stores,selling this 5 year in the making album. The Architects waded through rough waters to get back into the studio and write this new collection of tunes. This has proven to be an interesting album as "the world that revolves around them" was in flux for quite a while, but this album proves that the Architects have stuck to their guns and have written a great album!
Now On iTunes & CD Baby!! Curious Amusements For The Ingenious- check Video page for this featured song !
UPDATE: 12 /6 /14
So new tunes are up at Jango New tunes up at Soundcloud, go check them out! the new CD will be out for purchase by Christmas (hint hint) Join us on Facebook, become a Jango fan & let us know what you think!!! T.R.U.O.A.
Along with the Marr Jag guitar, we have also added a little ditty, the Epiphone SG-Pro, We'll see ( after some modificarions) just how fast she'll drive.
We are proud to now be available on: 24-77digital, Akazoo, Amazon MP3, Anghami, Apple iTunes ,AWA CD, BabyDeezer, Google Music Store, iHeartRadio, iMusica, InProdicon, KDigital, KKBox, Kuack Line Music, MediaNet, Pandora,Rumblefish, Saavn, Shazam, Slacker Radio, SoundExchange, Spotify,Synchtank, Tidal, TouchTunes, PlayNetwork, Yandex & You
Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays to all of our fans, we hope you have a safe and happy time with family & friends. Check out our discography for fab gifts!