Louis de Mieulle & Matt Garstka: Outside the Square EP Released

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Excited to announce the release the second and final part of one of the most beautiful, exciting and musically challenging collaborations I’ve ever been part of, Outside the Square by my dear friends Louis de Mieulle and Matt Garstka (of Animals as Leaders).

If you’re looking for fresh sounds to twist your mind into a new kind of knot, this one’s for you…

OUTSIDE THE SQUARE is the second part of the Mieulle/Garstka collaboration. The twin of DUAL (2017).
Concept EP about the inner conflicts of a cyborg with artistic tendencies.
Retrofuturistic synth prog experiment.
Crypto-classical math fusion.

"A cosmico-baroque jazz-rock duet where futuristic and meditative keyboards back breathtaking rhythms"
–Lucas Biela - Clair&Obscur, ISRK, ProgArchives

released November 9, 2018

All drum grooves and concepts developed by Matt Garstka and recorded first.
All melodies added by Louis de Mieulle afterwards. Drums edited accordingly.

Matt Garstka: Rhythmic concepts, drums
Louis de Mieulle: Melodic content, electric bass, keyboards, editing
David Potaux-Razel, Aki Ishiguro, Jussi Reijonen: Guitars

Mixed by Alex Syner
Mastered by Rich Morales at Super Fine Audio
Produced by Louis de Mieulle

Artwork: Mark Pernice "The Future of AI"

Giuseppe Paradiso Meridian 71: "Metropolitan Sketches" Video Released

One of my favorite collectives to make music with, Giuseppe Paradiso Meridian 71 just released a new live-in-the-studio video, “Metropolitan Sketches” – check it out!

Giving my Strat its studio debut…

Meridian 71 | "Metropolitan Sketches" (live in studio)

Composed & arranged by Giuseppe Paradiso.

Giuseppe Paradiso - drums
Mark Zaleski - alto sax
Utar Artun - piano
Jussi Reijonen - elec. guitar
Galen Willett - fretless elec. bass
Malick Ngom - sabar drums

Recorded by Dan Cardinal at Dimension Sound Studios in Boston, MA (USA) on July 16, 2018.

Gabriela Martina's New Video "Mother Mary" Released

A new album preview clip with Gabriela Martina just released… the second of two live-in-the-studio videos we shot at Bacque Recording Engineering in December.

Stay tuned for the new album!

MOTHER MARY
written by Gabriela Martina

Preview for the upcoming album 'Hommage to Grämlis'

Gabriela Martina - voice
Vancil Cooper - drums
Kyle Miles - bass
Jussi Reijonen - guitar
Maxim Lubarsky - piano
Ben Rosenblum - accordion

Recorded, mixed, mastered and filmed by Luis Bacque at BACQUERECORDINGENGINEERING
http://www.bacquerecording.com

http://gabrielamartina.com

Gabriela Martina: "Song For My Father" Video Released

Excited to share some new original music from the incredible Gabriela Martina… this is the first of two live-in-the-studio videos we shot at Bacque Recording Engineering with the amazing Luis Bacque in December, “Song for My Father” – a preview of Gabriela’s upcoming new record.

Huge thanks to Mad Professor Amplification for the inspiring sounds!

SONG FOR MY FATHER
written by Gabriela Martina

Preview for the upcoming album 'Hommage to Grämlis'

Gabriela Martina - voice
Vancil Cooper - drums
Kyle Miles - bass
Jussi Reijonen - guitar
Maxim Lubarsky - piano/keys
Ben Rosenblum - accordion

Recorded, mixed, mastered and filmed by Luis Bacque at BACQUERECORDINGENGINEERING
http://www.bacquerecording.com

http://gabrielamartina.com

Louis de Mieulle & Matt Garstka: DUAL Out Now

Thrilled to announce the release of “DUAL”, the new album by Louis de Mieulle and Matt Garstka (Animals as Leaders)!

The album is the first installment of two parts – the second one coming out in summer ’18 – and features some of the most challenging, beautiful music I’ve ever had the opportunity to record. Needless to say, I feel honored to be featured alongside such players as Louis and Matt, both of whom I met during my Berklee time, not to mention the incredible playing of David Potaux-Razel and Aki Ishiguro.

You can hear my guitar lines on the tracks “Dramatic Intro (Hymn to the Sun”), and “Cubic Rubes”; the other tracks I recorded on will be out next summer.

Hope you enjoy!

"The underground modern jazz album you didn’t know you needed. (...) A truly impressionist and modern architecture. Polyrhythms galore, and the harmonic and melodic concepts brought on by Louis and the various guest guitarists are infectious."
–Dave Tremblay - Can this even be called Music?

"A spidery, hypnotic beast that develops into strange textures and melodies. It is gratifying that amongst all the identikit fusion out there these days that someone is taking risks and forging new paths. If you have an ear for true progressive music, you need to hear this."
–Roger Trenwith - The Progressive Aspect

"A fascinating and wildly experiment romp of math rock and neoclassical polyphony. The music is enigmatic and at times downright perplexing. [...] It's a very enigmatic mix that takes me to acid jazz and experimental rock places I have not been before. [...] I'll say this, as I write this review, I find it strangely ideal to have it playing while working. There's a productivity to the music that is motivating. [...] The big sell on this album is originality and boldness."
–Rebecca Rothschild - Divide & Conquer

All drum grooves and concepts developed by Matt Garstka and recorded first.
All melodies and harmonies added by Louis de Mieulle afterwards. Drums edited accordingly.
From the 25 minutes of recorded drums, about an hour of music was created.
DUAL is the first part of that collaboration. Second part to be released Summer '18.

DUAL:
Having a double character or nature
A notion of paired concepts that mirror one another
Within every independent entity lies a part of its opposite
Contrast between Set (disorder) and Osiris (order)
Mind and Body, Consciousness and Matter, Soul and Body
Abstract musical ideas - and their realization.

credits

released December 8, 2017

Matt Garstka: Rhythmic concepts, drums
Louis de Mieulle: Melodic content, electric bass, keyboards, editing
David Potaux-Razel, Aki Ishiguro, Jussi Reijonen: Guitars
Choir by the Voices of Prague

Mixed by Alex Syner
Mastered by Rich Morales at Super Fine Audio
Produced by Louis de Mieulle

Artwork: Mark Pernice "Exit Right"