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6 Degrees Entertainment

Title - Screaming Into The Void
Artist - Brandon Teskey

For those not aware, Brandon Teskey is a blues guitarist, known most notably as the guitar player and songwriter of the blues rock band, Until the Sun. His music includes and often fuses elements of Blues, Fusion, Alternative Rock, Psychedelia, and Jazz.

Brandon’s forthcoming second solo album titled Screaming Into The Void is an eclectic array of blues, rock, fusion, jazz, psychedelic, and alternative music that spans throughout an album with surprising twists and turns.

Discontent with tired formulas, or being confined to a single genre, Brandon Teskey finds creative freedom in an album that breaks all the rules and lets the truth of the music speak for itself.

Though the album features two songs with Brandon singing, and two songs with Alyssa Swartz (Until the Sun) singing, the mostly instrumental guitar driven album delves into a variety of styles exploring the expanse of musicianship and virtuosity the players have to offer.

Says Brandon, “I strove to create true musical artwork that spoke for itself. It encompassed many of my favorite musical genres, while still staying true to my blues rock roots.”

1. Screaming Into The Void
2. Vertigo On The Heights of Desire
3. When The Sun Goes Down
4. Side Tracked
5. Amare Nocturne
6. To Not Go Blind
7. Tree of Life
8. Dance of The Fiddler’s Bitch
9. Autumn Leaves
10. Hypnagogia
11. Spider’s Web
12. Equinox

This brilliantly crafted and earthy new blues album opens on the deeply-seated guitar foot-tapper title track Screaming Into The Void and the majestically swarthy Vertigo On The Heights of Desire and then comes the vocalized, deep south growl of When The Sun Goes Down, the light and airy meanderings of Freddie King’s Side Tracked, the Gary Moore-esque melodies of Amare Nocturne and then comes Alyssa Swartz’s vocals on the delicate, mid-tempo balladry of To Not Go Blind.

Next up is one of my own personal favorites, the veritably translucent Tree of Life and the funky rhythms of Dance of The Fiddler’s Bitch which are in turn followed by the achingly languid beauty (and Swartz vocalized) of Autumn Leaves, the album rounding out on the ZZ Top-esque Hypnagogia and the vocalized Spider’s Web, coming to a close on the free flowing Coltrane track Equinox (featuring Danny Markovitch; co-leader of the fusion band Marbin based in Chicago, IL).

The album was recorded at Mind’s Eye Studio in Glendale Arizona. It was produced by Brandon Teskey and engineered by Larry Elyea. Most of the songs are original, however, it does feature a few covers including, Side Tracked by Freddy King, Equinox by John Coltrane, and Autumn Leaves by Joseph Kosma and Jacques Prevert.

Brandon assembled a world class group of musicians to play on the project. The personnel includes: Brandon Teskey, on Guitar and Vocals, Chris Tex (Until the Sun), on Drums, Jon Nadel (Marbin) on Bass, Will Kyriazis on Keyboard, Danny Markovitch (Marbin) on Saxophone and Alyssa Swartz on Vocals.

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