ROGER STAFFELBACH – album out next Friday!
ROGER STAFFELBACH’s instrumental album ‚The Quest‘ will finally be out on Limb Music (digital) and No Dust Records (CD) next Friday (May 12th).
This album will undoubtedly become a collector’s item the moment it is released. It was created with the support of a top team and offers eight classy, colorful original compositions as well as two vivid interpretations of great compositions: Antonio Vivaldi’s ‚Summer Presto‘ from the ‚Four Seasons‘ and the Aria from Johann Sebastian Bach’s Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Major.
The soundscapes of ‚The Quest‘ were created in teamwork with a creative keyboardist. „I admire pianists and keyboardists for their talent and virtuosity.“ Argentine Ariel Perchuk served as arranger on Roger’s compositions from South America. „Ariel was a big Artension fan and at one point sent me some material of his. I was thrilled by his style.“
Virtual tinkering, such as with programmed drum tracks, was not an option for Roger. He consistently went the traditional route and relied on a real band line-up for ‚The Quest‘: „It was important to me to record everything as organically as possible.“ Besides Ariel, a seasoned rhythm section brought life to the album: bassist Steve DiGiorgio (Testament, Artension, Sadus) and drummer John Macaluso (Michael Romeo, Ark, TNT, Yngwie.). For the recording of his own tracks, Roger relied on the craft of colleague Roland Grapow (Masterplan and longtime guitarist of Helloween). Roland supported Roger with his expertise as an engineer. „It was a great experience. He gave me good input, and we worked out a few ideas together as well.“ Completing the overall work with mixing and mastering was Simone Mularoni (Michael Romeo, Ancient Bards, Rhapsody, DGM, Labyrinth).
➡️ Pre-save link ‚The Quest‘ ⬅️
➡️ Audio samples, videos & online stores ⬅️
➡️ ‚The Quest‘ video on YouTube ⬅️