Lubomyr Melnyk reveals new EP Evertina, totally also knows how to play “Brain Stew” on guitar

Lubomyr Melnyk reveals new EP Evertina, totally also knows how to play "Brain Stew" on guitar

Face it. Piano virtuoso extraordinaire Lubomyr Melnyk has been thrilling your days and haunting your nights since we first told you he ought to earlier this year. You just can’t get enough of his insane power, precision, and prowess on that damn instrument. You’ve LONGED for a new record these many moons and have been FANTASIZING endlessly about what it could sound like, what its title might be, how many tracks it would consist of, which record label would release it, what he might have to say about its creation, and which — if any — tour dates would accompany said-release!!

Well, first of all, that makes you kind of a weirdo. Second of all, his new release is a “24-minute mini album” entitled Evertina and will feature “three newly composed” pieces that showcase his more “gentle and melodic” side. It’ll be coming out on 10-inch vinyl, CD, and download on December 15 via Erased Tapes.

Third of all, yup, here’s some amazing words from Lubby himself concerning the record:

I want people to hear these pieces, that are always hidden from the world. I keep them locked away in a quiet place, far from the concert hall. Why do I do that? I guess it is because they are so easy to play, so effortless, I can do them while sleeping. Whereas my more demanding abilities on the piano come out in the forceful nature of continuous playing. There, the new ground is being broken and a new door is being opened for the world. But that does not mean that I am bound by nature or by god to do only continuous music. My heart moves into these pieces just as it moves into the continuous modalities. So here, for the very first time, I am bringing three of these little miniatures to the public view. May everyone enjoy them for their gentle simplicity and quietude.

Fourth of all, did I mention this whole album is scored for friggin’ electric guitar???

Good. Because it’s not.

Lubomyr Melnyk tour dates:

11.12.14 - Tokyo, Japan - Hakuju Hall
11.20.14 - Leuven, Belgium - Stuk
11.21.14 - Brussels, Belgium - Paleizen
11.23.14 - Leipzig, Germany - Schauspiel (Baustelle)
11.27.14 - London, UK - Royal Albert Hall (Elgar Room)
11.28.14 - London, UK - The English-Speaking Union (Erased Tapes Music Masterclass)
11.29.14 - Bristol, UK - The Latern
11.30.14 - Tilburg, Netherlands - Concertzaal Tilburg
12.03.14 - Rio de Janiero, Brazil - Nova Frequencias
01.23.15 - Cologne, Germany - Ambientfestival (Sankt Aposteln)
01.30.15 - Vienna, Austria - Stadtsaal
01.31.15 - Innsbruck, Austria - Treibhaus

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