Gabriel Marin Various Situations Vol. 1

by Gabriel Marin

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Greg It is like turning on a college radio station with great variety - and every song features my favorite guitar player.

I would compare Gabriel Marin's situation to Maynard James Keenan. They are both amazing musicians who contribute to multiple bands to express different ideas.

This album is full of musical ideas I have never heard before. Some are old, some are new, and some make me feel like I am travelling to the future.

Favorite track: Saghi Nameh.
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3 different bands, one album!!!!
tracks 1,4,8 Social Assassins
2,5,7,9 End of Echoes
3,6,10 Storm of Existence
Guitarist Gabriel Marin is a musician forever pushing the boundaries of his instrument. Over the last decade, as a founding member of instrumental fusion trio Consider the Source who have built an international following with their bold, experimental sound which blends metal, psychedelia, jazz, Indian and Middle Eastern influences into a layer cake of sonic sci-fi. Now, with the release of his first solo album, Various Situations, Vol. 1, he’s bringing that relentless exploration to the next level.
The album is split between three projects, each tailored to showcase a side of Marin’s musical personality. Social Assassins, featuring master groove drummer Torch(Conspirator), is an instrumental progressive rock trio with Marin’s signature fretless guitar in lieu of a singer, sending luminous melodies soaring above roiling oceans of riffs. End of Echoes is a duo with vocalist Kira Crissinger, produced by Daniel Lynas (A$AP Rocky) where a warm layer of Marin’s guitar synths couches pop hooks in a haze of ethereal harmony. Storm of Existence is Marin’s interpretation of classical Persian Sufi music. Featuring percussionist Dan Kurfirst, sung entirely in Persian by traditional singers, the ensemble takes the classical scales and motifs of the style and blends them with overdubbed layers of wailing vocals and fuzzed-out doom guitars, illustrating the inherent heaviness and modernity of this ancient music. Here Marin plays the strummed two-string dutar and the bowed kamancha, standard instruments of the traditional style, in addition to electric guitar.
Throughout the album, Marin plays a variety of instruments, from his custom Vigier doubleneck (outfitted with prototype VO-96 pickups), to Persian dutar and kamancha. At the core, though, is Marin’s playing: dazzling yet soulful, chaotic yet controlled, steeped in tradition yet strange and futuristic

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released December 4, 2018

Gabriel Marin -Fretted/fretless guitar/guitar synth, dutar, kamamcha, balta saz
Dan Kurfirst -Drumset, Daf 2,3,5,6,7,8,9
Greg "TORCH" Sgrulloni - Drums 1,4
Nicholas Jozwiak -Bass 1,4,8
Kira Crissinger -Vocals 2,5,7,9
Daniel Lynas - Prodiction 2,5,7,9
Amin -Vocals 3,6
Yousef Tehrani -tonbak, vocal 3,6
Bahman Karimnia -vocals 10

Credits
1,4,8 music by Gabriel Marin
7 music and lyrics by Gabriel Marin
2,5,9 music and lyrics by Gabriel Marin and Nandini Apatini
3 traditional arranged by Marin lyrics by Razi al-Din Artimani
6 traditional arranged by Marin lyrics by Jalal al-Din Rumi
10 improvisation lyrics by Jalal al-Din Rumi
3&6 based on versions by Seyed Khalil Alinejad
1,3,4,6,8,10 recorded, produced and mixed by Gabriel Marin and Amrish Mahibir
at the Ice Cave and Slamhouse studios
2,5,7,9 Produced and Recorded by Daniel Lynas, mixed by Daniel Lynas and Amrish Mahabir

Art and layout by Kris Reznik

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Gabriel Marin New York, New York

Gabriel Marin has studied and performed music from a huge range of global sources. As one of the few players to explore the fretless guitar and MIDI guitar, he has found a truly unique and expressive voice. In addition his exploration and layering of a vast array of effects contributes to his distinct sound. He is a founding member of internationally renowned fusion band Consider the Source. ... more

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