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Centrifugal Force

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Minas Tirith is a fictional band created by Ken Moore to try and get airplay at local college radio stations. The names of the players were made up, and listed on the Bandcamp page as: Dave Michaels- keyboards; Ken Moore- all synthesizers; Mike Kent- drums; Brian David- tape effects & programming. The final song was recorded in 1983, using Runner's vocalist to assist with the lyrics. All other tracks were recorded between 1976-1979. Ken had written the music in 1972-1974, but had to learn how to play the drums before he could get good recordings of them in his small studio in north Baltimore.

The cover of the CD was designed on a Windows-based computer, but a photograph by Mark Hollis (Hollishots) was used for the digital release on Bandcamp. Many of these songs did appear on a record included in the box set for Anvil Creations (Ken Moore Recordings 1973-1983) released in 2015 by Vinyl-On-Demand Records. Those songs include "Momentum", "Pendulum Clock", "Invitation", "Capillary Action" and "Two Egg".

A booklet included with the CD was sent out and is included in the Photo Gallery below. The back cover of the CD shows Kenny Moore at the 1901 Kohler/Campbell upright piano that he had stripped down in 1973 when he acquired a Minimoog, Hammond organ, and an ARP String Ensemble for the studio in west Baltimore. After his time as Music Director for the IEMA in the early 1980s, Ken joined a progressive rock band called Kameleon, who later changed the name to Runner when they added a vocalist, Jimmy Lehman, who shared the lyrics with Ken on the song "My Unanswered Prayer". Wayne Myers and Ken left the band in 1985, and started recording their first album "Reaching Beyond The Sphere" in Ken's private studio, just the two of them. This album chronicles the time Ken spent recording alone.

Track Listings:
    1. Particle Peasant (3:35)
    2. Pendulum Clock (3:50)
    3. Devilution (4:20)
    4. Variant Fraction (3:43)
    5. Invitation (5:22)
    6. Capillary Action (6:30)
    7. Momentum (4:30)
    8. Excuse For War (10:13)
    9. Two Egg (7:15)
    10.Blue Dexter I (2:44)
    11.My Unanswered Prayer (2:40)
Total Time: 55 minutes
Artist Name(s):
Minas Tirith
Ken Moore
Release Year: 1999
Album Type:
Compact Disc, Digital / Download
Cover & Packge Design:
Design: Ken Moore & Photo: Mark Hollis
Engineer(s): Ken Moore
Label / Publishing
Label Name:
Anvil Creations
Catalog Number(s):
Baltimore, Maryland USA
Editions / Reissues
  1. 1999 ACS CD for promotional use only
  2. 2011 Anvil Creations B/C digital download
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