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“DRAGON LAYER” by Ari Joshua

"Dragons Layer" emerges as the third chapter in a truly epic collaboration that brings together the remarkable talents of guitarist and composer Ari Joshua and a roster of legendary artists from the vibrant NYC avant-garde music scene. The production shines with its remarkable clarity and resonant quality, skillfully maintaining a meticulous balance among the instruments, which proves to be thoroughly enthralling. It was a team effort says Joshua; "Chris Bittner from Applehead Recording, Matt Rifino from Magic Matt Mixing, Eric Eagle from Skoor Studio, Ed Brooks from Resonant Mastering, Phillip A. Peterson from House of Braking Glass, these guys all add to the attention to detail it takes to carry these works to the finish line." The exceptional musical talents displayed by all the artists leave no room for doubt, underscoring their collaborative spirit and commitment to equality in artistic contribution.

This achievement stands as a resounding testament to their dedication and collective prowess. This self-produced masterpiece not only showcases Ari Joshua's artistic brilliance but also features the extraordinary contributions of musical luminaries. John Medeski, a virtuoso on the keys, and the incomparable Billy Martin on drums, both distinguished members of MMW (Medeski, Martin & Wood), infuse the composition with their distinctive flair. Jason Fraticelli, known for his mastery of the bass and collaborations with Cyro Baptista and Matisyahu, further enriches the ensemble's sonic landscape.

One can't help but appreciate the brilliance of this collaborative effort, a testament to the unwavering dedication to achieving greatness despite external influences. "Dragons Layer," the third installment from this talented group, arrives with a striking impact, signaling a growth in the artists' production. They conjure their enchanting artistry in this track, characterized by its Clarity, liveliness, and carefully artistry. The soothing instrumental elements and the captivating work of the collaborators combine to create an experience that is both introspective and intimate. It has a magnetic quality that draws me into their world, or perhaps into deeper realms within myself, as I find myself irresistibly swaying to its rhythm.

Dragons Layer" is far from conventional; it is a ferocious and dynamic musical journey that boldly transcends traditional genres and styles. This track ventures into uncharted territories, pushing the boundaries of sonic exploration while maintaining a captivating and haunting allure that aligns seamlessly with the forthcoming Halloween season. "Dragons Layer" is a testament to the boundless creativity and innovative spirit of these talented musicians. With its fusion of diverse influences and a touch of eerie beauty, it forms a compelling and unforgettable auditory experience that resonates deeply with listeners and it can be stream across all major platforms!

Garcia Penned 🖊️


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