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Opeth meets Debussy meets Coltrane...

mrjazzguitar

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Okay I had to get you all to open the thread ;) But seriously thats not so far off

I'd be honored if you took a half hour to listen to this stuff with some headphones and hear what I've been up to lately

These songs are from a show I played last week (unfortunately no video, but the audio is cool), and I think you all may enjoy the stuff.

Wilderness of Mirrors --- I'm planning on this being the title track of my next album.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLJreOceck4

Dark Star Pt. 1 --- from my album that came out April 2011 (The Desert and the City)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVgKaCBbdzM

Dark Star Pt. 2 --- my newest composition.. think of it as a sequel to Dark Star 1. The guys learned it the night before the show!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQhD8p8Cqtk

Please "Like" the videos, if you like them ;) and let me know what you think!

If you've only got a minute, here are some rockin sections to check out...
Wilderness: 4:47 - 5:40, 9:08 - end
Dark Star 1: 5:52 - 8:55
Dark Star 2: 6:35 - 8:20

enjoy!
mike
 
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Neer

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Sounds really interesting to me, Mike. You sound like you really have your own thing going on compositionally and you are a killer player.
 

Lucidology

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Outstanding ... beautiful stuff ...
Check out the brilliant musician/pianist/composer Weber Iago ...
You two have a lot in common ...
 

magicboi

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Thanks for doing what you do man, the world needs it. Beautiful stuff. Moving, emotional, intelligent. Love it!
 

mrjazzguitar

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Sounds really interesting to me, Mike. You sound like you really have your own thing going on compositionally and you are a killer player.
Outstanding ... beautiful stuff ...
Check out the brilliant musician/pianist/composer Weber Iago ...
You two have a lot in common ...
Thanks for doing what you do man, the world needs it. Beautiful stuff. Moving, emotional, intelligent. Love it!
Thanks so much guys!! I really appreciate the comments -- so glad you enjoyed it. I can't wait to record the stuff soon!
 

mrjazzguitar

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Outstanding ... beautiful stuff ...
Check out the brilliant musician/pianist/composer Weber Iago ...
You two have a lot in common ...
been checking out Weber that past hour or so -- beautiful music. I've been really into Egberto Gismonti over the last several years, and it seems that Weber comes out of that stuff a lot, too.

thanks for the recommendation!
 

thrashmetl

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I like this a lot, the reference to Opeth sucked me in. I don't really hear it, but this is great stuff anyway. Very much looking forward to the album. I hope I remember to keep looking for it.

Any ETA on the album?
 

mrjazzguitar

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I like this a lot, the reference to Opeth sucked me in. I don't really hear it, but this is great stuff anyway. Very much looking forward to the album. I hope I remember to keep looking for it.

Any ETA on the album?
thanks! yea the Opeth influence is more along the lines of song form and idea development.. obviously not the growling and blast beats haha

I'm hoping to record and release the next album in the next year or so... will keep everyone posted!
 
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Is there a Jazz version of "Opeth"? Because I was expecting some ripping solo to come flying it at some point with Cookie Monster vocals...

Regardless, very cool stuff man.
 

dropdee

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Is there a Jazz version of "Opeth"? Because I was expecting some ripping solo to come flying it at some point with Cookie Monster vocals...

Regardless, very cool stuff man.
Have you listened to the Heritage album?


Not exactly jazz but you can hear some jazz influences.
 

mrjazzguitar

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Have you listened to the Heritage album?


Not exactly jazz but you can hear some jazz influences.
I mean forget jazz, honestly. Jazz is the least of my honest influences -- its just what I've had the most training in. The Opeth "Damnation" album may be an easier parallel to my music, but honestly "Ghost Reveries" and "Blackwater Park" is where I've drawn the most inspiration.
 

dropdee

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I mean forget jazz, honestly. Jazz is the least of my honest influences -- its just what I've had the most training in. The Opeth "Damnation" album may be an easier parallel to my music, but honestly "Ghost Reveries" and "Blackwater Park" is where I've drawn the most inspiration.
Both are amazing albums. The Drapery Falls is my favorite Opeth song. Damnation is very relaxing.
 

Manny Scott

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Okay I had to get you all to open the thread ;) But seriously thats not so far off

I'd be honored if you took a half hour to listen to this stuff with some headphones and hear what I've been up to lately

These songs are from a show I played last week (unfortunately no video, but the audio is cool), and I think you all may enjoy the stuff.

Wilderness of Mirrors --- I'm planning on this being the title track of my next album.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLJreOceck4

Dark Star Pt. 1 --- from my album that came out April 2011 (The Desert and the City)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVgKaCBbdzM

Dark Star Pt. 2 --- my newest composition.. think of it as a sequel to Dark Star 1. The guys learned it the night before the show!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQhD8p8Cqtk

Please "Like" the videos, if you like them ;) and let me know what you think!

If you've only got a minute, here are some rockin sections to check out...
Wilderness: 4:47 - 5:40, 9:08 - end
Dark Star 1: 5:52 - 8:55
Dark Star 2: 6:35 - 8:20

enjoy!
mike
I remember you from another forum. The guy with the fingerpicks. Still use them?
 

Hot Rats

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Wow, very nice work Mike. I listened to it all, then listened to Wilderness Of Mirrors again. Wonderful thanks for posting.
 






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