L.A.-based Canadian drummer/multi-instrumentalist/songwriter SHANE GAALAAS (B'z, COSMOSQUAD, DIESEL MACHINE) has released his latest digital single, "Silverstrand Sedation", via iTunes, Amazon and CD Baby. The song is streaming on Gaalaas' YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxFCQPCB2ZQ ; a drum play-through version can be seen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8AQ33KXHxuI
Following on the heels of the 2014 "Tales From A Fantastic Lumbar" single, a collaboration between Gaalaas, keyboardist Peter Fernandes and noted bassist Ric Fierabracci, "Silverstrand Sedation" is an entirely self-contained affair with Gaalaas handling all instruments in addition to engineering and production duties.
Says Gaalaas: “"Tales From A Fantastic Lumbar" was a great fusion exploration - "Silverstrand Station" is a totally different animal altogether. The foundation is this dark, heavy industrial rock groove which is in stark contrast to the almost ethereal vibe of the song. There's some cool layering going on, everything from synths, piano, voicings and funky, spaced out guitars. And, there's a little bit of an influence from my dad as he played a lot of Strauss Waltzes on the piano when I was a kid."
Gaalaas' most recent solo album, "Ascend", is available for download at iTunes and other digital outlets following its initial release on CD via Zain Records in Japan. The record contains six originals along with an English language re-interpretation of the B'z song "Brotherhood", the Japanese superstars Gaalaas has been touring and recording for the past decade.
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