The hardest working prog-jam-fusion band based in Chicago is back with their newest studio album. Another self-released self-produced album blessed, promoted and distributed by MoonJune.
The music on Marbin’s sixth album, Goatman and the House of the Dead, evokes imagery so vivid it’s easy to imagine this album being a soundtrack to a movie; perhaps a futuristic western. Each one of the nine new compositions tells a story with twists and turns and gives us a glimpse inside the band’s collective mind. The album features saxophonist Danny Markovitch and guitarist Dani Rabin in full throttle, pushing their instruments sonically and technically to new heights. Drummer Blake Jiracek and bassist Jon Nadel also do a tremendous job amplifying and adding depth to the compositions and solos.
Rabin had this to say: “Throughout our musical journey we carved a path that’s very unique and personal, and each new album was a bigger venture towards the unknown and away from the familiar. I think Goatman and the House of the Dead is a big leap forward in that aspect.”
Markovitch added: “It was important to us to play the music in a cinematic and orchestral fashion, while at the same time keeping the sound of four musicians playing together. We view music as a reflection of the human experience and try to deliver it unclouded in our albums, as well as in our shows.”
released September 29, 2016
DANI RABIN guitar
DANNY MARKOVITCH sax
JON NADEL bass guitar
BLAKE JIRACEK drums
All songs written, arranged and produced by Danny MARkovitch and Dani RaBIN.
Recorded at Stone Soup Studio, Maumee, OH, March 21 & 22, 2016.