ROGER STAFFELBACH album out in May!
On May 12, 2023, „The Quest“, the instrumental album by ROGER STAFFELBACH (Artension, Artlantica, Angel of Eden), will be released on Limb Music (digital) and No Dust Records (CD).
The album contains 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 and offers a refreshing mix of virtuoso guitar playing and rousing melodies.
„The Quest“ is the result of Staffelbach’s years of experience as a musician and composer. Roger has always relied on inspired teamwork with valued playing partners and so the soundscapes of „The Quest“ were also created together 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 lineup 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, TNT, Ark, Yngwie).
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