Friday, December 8, 2017

Gleb Kolyadin - Gleb Kolyadin (2017-2018)

This is the Self-Titled debut album from Gleb Kolyadin of iamthemorning. It features Steve Hogarth of Marillion, Gavin Harrison, and Jordan Rudess among other guests.

I'll say, a lot of albums "feature" guests and are often side or solo projects from bands I often find are better than the side or solo projects. But with some of the names and trailer, I am pretty curious about this. It's kind of a win-win in that if it's great, like better than I'd expect, it'll be something I will be into this current year. And if it's not, I am still looking forward to the next iamthemorning album, etc.

Release date is February 23rd, the preorder links are found in the description from KScope below.

The debut self titled solo album from the virtuoso Iamthemorning pianist, feat. Steve Hogarth (Marillion), Gavin Harrison (King Crimson), Nick Beggs (Steven Wilson), Mick Moss (Antimatter) and Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater). Pre-order your copy for 23rd Feb - "The Best of Days" features the instantly recognisable vocals from Marillion’s Steve Hogarth, on the collaboration Steve comments "Gleb is a beautiful pianist and a great musician. I was invited to collaborate on his new solo album and my mind was made up as soon as I heard the music." Gleb Kolyadin is an emotive exploration of self-identity; a story of two parts with interweaving leitmotifs. The album's central concept weaves through an elaborate tonal and thematic structure, built around the extraordinary rhythm section of Gavin Harrison and Nick Beggs, which is accented at its focal points by guest appearances from Steve Hogarth, Jordan Rudess, Mick Moss and Theo Travis. “Gleb is an extremely rare talent as a pianist and as a composer. His compositions are very inspiring as he breaks new ground on the instrument." Gavin Harrison (King Crimson / Porcupine Tree) The album is a collaborative piece with each musician recording their own parts separately, starting with Gleb recording himself on grand piano in Moscow Winter-Spring 2017 at the famed Mosfilm studio. The album was mixed and engineered by Vlad Avy, who also previously worked on the two Iamthemorning records. Pre-order the album here Learn more here -