Years are starting to pass by at high speeds. Not light speed, not hyperloop speed, but maybe high-speed-trains speed. My first year in Oakland is waiving goodbye, and while crazy shit has happened in the world this year, I certainly can’t complain of who and what is around me. I feel extremely privileged and thankful for having had the opportunity to be on this fast-paced ride that only stops once. Let’s keep moving.
List of things that gave meaning to this little (highly probably simulated) life:
We did it. We managed to squeeze 7 shows in 21 days all around the world. More specifically, eastern Catalonia.
This time the tour is named after our lifetime hero: Master Roshi (aka Follet Tortuga in Catalan), who wrote the Pillars Of The Earth, saved the world several times, and I’m sure he will save it again during the Trumpocalypse.
Here you have the dates with the locations, see you there, brave titans:
Here it is titanics. The song we grew up with. The song that made us humans. The song that made us wanna search for Dragon Balls instead of fucking Pokémons. Here it is for you, titans, in all it’s glory (in Japanese, Polish, or Catalan).
Guitars, Bass, Drums, Keyboards, Mixing, and Everything Else: The Only Deer Alive. WHAT A TITAN, RIGHT?
Oh, titanics. The day has come I teamed up with one of the greatest (if not The Greatest) guitarist I’ve ever performed with: Alek Darson. Given the interesting times we live in, we found it appropriate to cover this magnificent classic by Pink Floyd. Hope you enjoy it as much as we did making it!
Also: more covers with Alek to come. YES. Alright!
The legend was true: Sargon (or rather, 3/4 of it) is back! Now that the EU got smaller, we decided to reunite for this silly cover of Anna Molly, by Incubus. If you look carefully, you will suddenly see some younger versions of ourselves. They’re not our children, it’s just high quality photoshop skills. Enjoy!
When The Wizard Titan Jordan Rudess saw my Anathema cover decided that he wanted to give it some GeoShred love. So we worked together to create this little piece of video that I absolutely love. I hope you enjoy it Titans!
Alright: another cover released to make the world a better place. Thank you Anathema for making my life much better since… I don’t know, probably since early 2000s (that’s roughly half the time I’ve been alive).
I love this song. So much. I tried to cover it, but of course this doesn’t compare to the original in any possible sense. Maybe in the title. And the chords (almost). Regardless, this is for Natishrimpers The Llama, who lives in that beautiful country surrounded by hobbits and muggles. Miss you guapa.
When is the last time you’ve listened to an entire music album with complete full attention? That is, when have you sat down, relaxed, put your CD/vinyl/tape/Your Favorite Streaming Service and just do nothing but enjoy The Music? Since I haven’t done this in quite a while, and I assume most people haven’t either, I’ve been considering inviting people over to listen to an LP instead of watching a movie. We could also have popcorn. And beer.
Regardless, the guys at Harmonix (Guitar Hero, Dance Central), have been also thinking about it, and they are about to release a Virtual Reality system to enhance the Music experience, such that people get more excited to experience “just music.” They call this project Music VR, and it turns out they are using some technology I developed for them a couple of years ago! They employed a few MIR researchers to write algorithms to detect beat, onset, and large-scale structure. I’m excited to have contributed to this project, and can’t wait to try it our with a pair of VR glasses.