Thursday, 1 January 2015

Keven Eknes: review of the year 2014

Keven Eknes

HAPPY NEW YEAR! 2014 has been really interesting, challenging but also fun! I've been fortunate enough to be working full-time with music: freelance and teaching for the first half of the year. I've also had huge ups with my own music; been offered scholarships and music awards covering full-tuition expenses for going to Berklee College of Music to study music performance where I enrolled this fall. Here I have met so many crazy-ass musicians who have inspired me so much! Having one year more exciting than the other, I hope this musical uphill still continues for 2015. I really appreciate all the new friendships I've gotten through the year, as well as old ones, you're all so awesome!!! I wish you all the best for the new year and hope you have the best one so far!!

The piece below is a rough demo of one of my new tunes, recorded by the recording ensemble I was in at Berklee. To mention the great guys performing along with me: Maher Beauroy - Piano, Jonathan Elyashiv - Bass, Pedro Calloni - Drums. You might find a more refined version of this tune sometime later, who knows. If you wanna stay updated, make sure you follow my music page at: Keven Eknes.

Check out the latest track Enjoy

One of my favourite tracks from 2014

Fifths - Keven Eknes

NAMM: flying guitars in the USA - good news for you!

The NAMM Show

Great news! The U.S. Department of Transportation issued a final rule that U.S. airlines must accept musical instruments as carry-on and checked baggage on flights:

Damjan Pejcinoski: Happy new year 2015 - Ouch this snow is hard!

Happy new year 2015 fail
Damjan Pejcinoski
This went beyound our expectations...

Tom Geldschläger: Fountainhead - Home EP

Tom Geldschläger: Fountainhead - Home EP

1. Playground 01:52
2. Ghost 03:51
3. Home 04:52

3 previously unreleased pieces from various points in time, sharing the same nostalgic, melancholic and relaxed vibe.
released 01 January 2015

Fountainhead - electric, acoustic & fretless guitars, fretless bass, banjo, percussion & programming.
Chris Löffler - piano
David Dwier - vocals on "Ghost".

Engineered, Mixed & Mastered by Fountainhead @ FountainheadHQ.
Cover photo by Dunja Antic ( )

James Norbert Ivanyi: The Matter Circumvention - second solo instrumental album available for pre order

James Norbert Ivanyi: The Matter Circumvention

1. The Matter Circumvention
2. Malevolent
3. The Quixotic Ideal
4. Noir
5. Thumb Trick 04:21
6. Precarious Passage

'The Matter Circumvention' is the second solo instrumental album by James Norbert Ivanyi. Written, recorded and arranged in Sydney, Australia during 2014 at James' personal home studio.

releases 16 January 2015

Released independently in January, 2015.
All music written, arranged and produced by James Norbert Ivanyi.
Mixed and mastered by James Norbert Ivanyi & David Horgan.
Guitar, bass, keyboards by James Norbert Ivanyi.
Drums recorded by David Horgan.
Special guest solo by James Muller on 'thumb trick'.
Keyboard solo's by Beau Golden.
Additional Piano by Beau Golden.
Artwork by Jeff Christensen.
Additional artwork by Mike Morphett at M29 Creative.

Thank you Suhr, Fractal Audio, Gruv Gear and Diamond Pedals.

James Norbert Ivanyi - The Matter Circumvention - 'Thumb Trick' feat. James Muller.

Brian Carroll: Buckethead Pike 100 and 101 - a couple more before 2015

Brian Carroll: Buckethead - The Mighty Microscope
1. The Mighty Microscope 13:57
2. Phase Yellow 05:21
3. Inner Space 10:41

released 31 December 2014

Brian Carroll: Buckethead - In The Hollow Hills
1. In The Hollow Hills 07:51
2. Ghosts of Broken Eggs 13:23
3. Bumper Cars 01:29
4. Seas and Stars 06:18

released 31 December 2014

Panivan Yuriy: GateKeeper - Original instrumental metal song

Original instrumental metal song - "GateKeeper" 1080p [Instrumental Progressive Ambient Djent Metal] by Panivan Yuriy
Guitar - Ibanez Prestige RG 1670mz-bk
Gear - Line 6 Pod HD500
Soft - Cubase 5, Sonar, Adobe After Effects CS6, Adobe Premiere pro CS6
Nebulae Flythrough made by Simon Terrey

----------Special thanks to:
E. Ponomarenko - for Great Video
M. Kokarev - for Great Mixing
Download this mp3 -

Panivan Yuriy - GateKeeper [Instrumental Progressive Ambient Djent Metal]

Per Nilsson: announces a new solo project

Photo by Erik Larsson Photography
Per Nilsson announces a new solo project entitled - Shape Shifter

Joe Chawki: Quietus - 2015 the year Joe Schmo becomes JMan - guitar for all seasons

Joe Chawki: Quietus - 2015 the year Joe Schmo becomes JMan - guitar for all seasons... this a track from the upcoming release. Ample note density for the ongoing year of shred!


Tony MacAlpine, Nili Brosh: The Tony MacAlpine band perform "Concrete Gardens" live on EMGtv

Check out the title track from Tony MacAlpine's new album, "Concrete Gardens" filmed live at EMGtv. We are happy to release the second in a series of videos featuring Tony and his band, including fellow EMG artist, Nili Brosh. Tony and Nili are both using the EMG 57-7H and EMG 66-7H humbucker pickups for their seven string guitars. Subscribe to EMGtv to get updates on future releases. Go to for tour and album release dates.
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Band Members:
Tony MacAlpine
Nili Brosh
Pete Griffin
Aquiles Priester

Tony MacAlpine and band perform "Concrete Gardens" live on EMGtv