I play in 6 different bands and release records / sell rights for the commercial use of my tracks by a Creative Commons 3.0 nc/nd license.
Born in Turin, Italy in 1977, he’s a Lecturer/Researcher at Aalto University School of Science and Technology and guitarist as Quantum Prana and in Masquerade. He started playing the guitar in 1994, and has been active in black and thrash metal, progressive rock and metal, industrial and avant-garde music. He relocated to Finland in 2005 to continue his studies in Theoretical Physics and obtain a PhD in Particle Cosmology in 2010. He plays 6 and 7 string electric guitars, and both the fretted and fretless bass. In Helsinki, he played the bass in an Opeth tribute band called Damnation and in the progressive rock group Subspace Radio, and the lead guitar in The Physicists and in a Testament tribute band called Bacement.
We made together 2 versions of Loki from Mjöllnir.
He’s a French musician born in 1974. The scope of his musical work is enormous – he started playing violin at the age of 6, switched to the drums, been self-taught on guitar, bass and keyboards (he’s also singing). In the late 80’s, he started performing hard rock/heavy music in the vein of AC/DC. However, in the 90’s he expanded his musical horizons, and he started incorporating various shades of progressive rock in his musical solo output (sometimes with his trio in various incarnation, sometimes as a soloist playing all instruments). Aside his solo career – which is astounding in its quantity as well as diversity, he has been active as a session musician, producer, composer and arranger in styles varying from hip-hop, to experimental jazz, to Zeuhl. He is known in prog rock circles also as a member of 4/3 DE TRIO, or lastly with his new band Sulphat’ Ketamine
We made a track together – Une Charogne (Charles Baudelaire) – where I cured the music and he did the narrator, reciting the poem by Baudelaire. That track was made on purpose for a collective record by The Sound of Apskaft, APSKAFT PRESENTS: POEMS.
|Евгений Литвинов (EVGENIY LITVINOV)
Born in ’81 in Russia, he’s a guitarist best known as Hold_the_gun; he plays alternative / avant rock but also electronic / sample-driven stuff. We met at The Sound of Apskaft and made a few collective records together. When we decided to make a cover of the full The Dark Side of The Moon (that we renamed The Dark side of the Monkey, according to Apskaft logo) the opening track Breathe was assigned to a curious combo:
Born in Milan on March 9th, 1964, electric and acoustic guitarist, banjo player and historian of African-American Music and Rock. Enrico Merlin combines his activity as musician to that of adviser and historian, as well as founder and organizer of artistic events.
He is considered one of the foremost experts in the world of Miles Davis, which has compiled the most complete catalog of the works published and unpublished. Parts of this work have been published internationally.
I had the honor to make a song with him; he played two parallel guitar solos on Time to Leave from Hurry Up Harry part 3.
Born in Udine, Italy. Great philosophist and prog/avant-garde guitarist, he plays in the prog metal band Garden Wall since end 80s, but also in the avant-jazz trio Schwingungen 77 Entertainment with Enrico Merlin and Andrea Massaria. We’re talking by a long time to play together. We’ll start ASAP.
He’s a great programmer, he worked for Microsoft and for the mighty software house Cinemaware creating one of their great games, The King of Chicago. Being a full steam eclectic guy, he’s of course also a sci-fi writer (Channel Zilch) and a crazy musician.
I didn’t play with him, but I made a remix (plus added new parts played by me, here and there) of an entire record by him, and he was satisfied by the results.