Ampedsounds report on Geckos

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AmpedSounds-piano-session-mischa-blanos-geckos

 

Joiryder is making his statement about the piece Geckos on the independent music magazine ampedsounds.com. Here’s the full article for you to enjoy as much as I did.

The very talented Mischa Blanos has created a near-masterful composition with “Geckos.” Eastern European trained classical pianist Blanos has loads of his talents to share through his music, and it shines here on this song. There are a few slight missteps, but they do not take away from the creativity and passion of this very well-composed piece of music.
Blanos’ piano playing is very passionate throughout the composition. You can hear the emotion and meaning through the stroking of the ivory keys. It’s not easy to create music like this, but Blanos makes it feel effortless. It’s easy to lose yourself in the music, and to try and imagine the geckos that inspired this song running around near Blanos’ piano. One thing that kind of confused me is the background noise of a voice or voices that can be heard behind the piano music. I am not sure if this was due to poor sound quality and background noise was picked up in the recording by mistake, or if it was meant to be part of the song. I am hoping that it was not really meant to be part of the song because the voices are a bit distracting and out of place. Also, the song has a darker feel to it, which to me is the opposite of what geckos make me feel like. Geckos seem to be more of a happy, playful creature, not a dark or moody one. So there is a slight disconnect between the actual music and the title of the song. But those two things are just tiny criticisms. The song is still enjoyable, and Blanos is a phenomenal piano player and composer.
“Geckos” is a showcase for Blanos’ talent and passion. It’s obvious that he knows what makes a good musical composition. With some slight improvements, there is nothing standing in the way of Blanos’ success!

Source: http://ampedsounds.com/beats/mischa-blanos-geckos/

A blog review for the piece Geckos

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geckos-piano-session-gripemachine

 

My latest piece of work, Geckos seems like is getting attention and is being praised by unexpected people. I got emails and comments with lots of thumbs up for the creative rhythm borrowed from jazz improvisation, fast finger technique I use and the particular atmosphere that this tune creates. And a really nice surprise came from gripemachine who reviewed this piece in a nutshell but so honest. He also is wondering where the noise is coming from in the record. Oh yes, the noise is coming from the mechanics of the piano, as he correctly assumes, but also from my voice. I tend to be one with the music I make, so I let my feelings flow and with them yelling or moaning just burst. Being compared to Chilly Gonzales but in the same time admitting my own particular style as a musician was nice too.

Thank you for this review.

 

Geckos in the 405

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405-magazine-piano-session

The 405 magazine is “the” magazine if you want to discover new sounds, new artists, new music. Whether is unconventional, experimental or mainstream music, they are inexhaustible in finding and presenting – simply put – good music. They found me too.
Here’s the New Music Dispatch where my piece Geckos is mentioned. The Geckos will surely get you home.