As Escape the Clouds, Mark Rossmore creates vivid, character-driven steampunk music and videos via a flash fiction approach to songwriting.
On the new album Until the End, these global, industrial, and electronic soundscapes collide in dramatic, multi-faceted songs, each telling of colorful people and fantastic events that never existed outside of imagination. What if they were real? How could their stories be told - and how would they sound? Those are the questions Mark seeks to answer with every song.
In Circumnavigator, the steampunk theme permeates every song. Fantastical times and characters live through the instrumentation, the lyrics, the general concept. For the first time, he introduced vocals into the songs. Six of the twelve songs aboard the album feature sung or spoken word vocals.
It is all an evolution from EtC's first album, Bring the Rain, an all-instrumental set released in early 2009. A transitional collection of songs, the 13-track album builds a bridge between EtC's earlier electronic rock style and the newer steampunk influence.