Somewhere In This Universe, Somebody Hits A Drum is the name of the new album from guitar virtuoso Yuval Ron. This largely-instrumental prog / fusion album features the epic drum talents of Marco Minnemann of The Aristocrats. The music features virtuosic performances of various compelling and colorful compositions, produced on top of a cinematic, orchestral, some say Sci-Fi film-like backgrounds, atmospheric soundscapes and various implanted sound effects drawing the listener into a total, electrifying experience.
Guitarist and composer Yuval Ron performs original tunes which transcend the boundaries of any specific musical genre. Inspired by a crossover of modern jazz-rock icons and a host of many other contemporary artists from the prog, fusion, metal and modern music genres, it is all well blended into an own fresh and distinct musical direction.
Yuval Ron states about the new album and explain how you play it, «If you try it yourself I’d love to see what you come up with! The complete guitar transcriptions btw are going to be on a book that will be released with the album, including playback tracks. How to play: Game passage in Somewhere In This Universe, Somebody Hits A Drum. I’ve got some messages from curious guitarists asking me about the game passage from Universe tune and the Two-Handed Tapping (2HT) move from my coming album with Marco Minnemann.
Stated about the video from a huge fan, «This piece is honestly genius. Its mind blowing but not like crazy arpeggios/shreds, stuff… Its complex playful and subtle, can’t seriously wait to hear the rest of the album, expecially with all the great sound you probably managed to record. I loved Residence of the Future and Flags and I’m happy that of all the musicians you’ve worked with, you chose to keep Roberto for this album. I also found his clip to be the funniest hahah».
Touring globally, Yuval Ron has performed in some of the world’s major jazz and music festivals and has recorded several albums and live videos with his bands, as well as instructional material. Alongside these, Yuval Ron is a session guitarist, audio engineer, music producer and entrepreneur. The album’s outstanding production got Yuval Ron to endorsements with leading instrument and audio makers such as Fractal Audio, RME, iZotope and ADAM. The music could be listen to at Bandcamp,
The album, which was over three years in the making, features six nice and profound compositions placing a strong emphasis on big, orchestral, film music-like arrangements and production. On top of those, the players give some virtuosic and passionate performances, soloing over the tunes while keeping their original intent. It leaves the listener fascinated throughout the extensive pieces, traveling through space with tunes like Gravitational Lensing, The Discovery Of Phoebe and I Believe In Astronauts.
Line up: Yuval Ron – electric guitar, vocals, Matt Paull – keyboards , Roberto Badoglio – bass.