24-year-old prog-guitar virtuoso PLINI has unveiled "Electric Sunrise" as the lead single of his upcoming full-length debut album Handmade Cities, due out late summer 2016.
Originally premiered on Guitar World, check out "Electric Sunrise" here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rv_a6rlRjZk
The self-produced, self-managed guitarist and composer has cultivated a worldwide following as a result of his three independently released EPs, a corresponding transcription book and a string of sold-out shows in the U.S. with Intervals. PLINI, whose videos have amassed more than five million views on YouTube, is now on a festival and club tour with Animals As Leaders and Intervals. Tour dates, artwork and a track-list for Handmade Cities are below.
Plini's fretwork has garnered praise from top players across the globe, including none other than Steve Vai. “When I saw Plini play, I felt that the future of exceptional guitar playing was secure,” Vai said.
The album features world-class performances from drummer Troy Wright and bassist Simon Grove (The Helix Nebula) and artwork by long-time collaborator Alex Pryle.
PLINI commented “I imagine each of these pieces as soundtracks to different narratives and urban spaces. Some are real, some are imaginary, some are both. When we were recording drums, there were many moments where Troy was interpreting certain rhythms completely differently to me.
"In the same way, I had a very specific concept for this collection of tunes and artwork, but I find it exciting that, being instrumental music, where it takes the listener could be completely different to what I intended.”
7/20/2016 Patronaat Haarlem, Netherlands
7/21/2016 Valkhof Festival Nijmegen, Netherlands
7/22/2016 ROCKPALAST Bochum, Germany
7/23/2016 Colos-Saal Aschaffenburg, Germany
7/24/2016 Free & Easy Munuch, Germany
7/25/2016 Wizemann Stutgart, Germany
7/26/2016 GRILLEN Colmar, France
7/28/2016 Dynamo Zurich, Switzerland
7/29/2016 Centre Culturel Oecuménique Lyon, France
7/30/2016 CONNEXION Toulouse, France
8/01/2016 BUT Madrid, Spain
8/02/2016 RAZZ2 Barcelona, Spain
8/03/2016 Rats Puget Sur Argens, France
8/04/2016 Phenomenon Fontaneto D'agogna, Italy
8/05/2016 Il Deposito Pordenone, Italy
8/09/2016 Szene Wien Vienna, Austria
8/10/2016 A38 Budapest, Hungary
8/11/2016 Brutal Assault Josefov Fortress, Czech Republic
8/12/2016 Musik & Freiden Berlin, Germany
8/13/2016 Knust Hamburg, Germany
8/14/2016 Kulturzentrum Schlachthof e.V. Wiesbaden, Germany
8/15/2016 GARAGE Saarbrücken, Germany
8/16/2016 DIVAN DU MONDE Paris, France
8/18/2016 The Craufurd Arms Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
8/19/2016 Arctangent Festival Bristole, United Kingdom
8/20/2016 Key Club Leeds, United Kingdom
8/21/2016 GARAGE London, United Kingdom
Handmade Cities Track-list:
1. Electric Sunrise (Hear it above!)
2. Handmade Cities
4. Every Piece Matters
6. Here We Are, Again
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