We can share the first track from the self-titled solo album from iamthemorning’s Gleb Kolyadin, due out on 23 February on Kscope.The first track to be revealed entitled The Best Of Days, feature the instantly recognisable vocals of Marillion’s Steve Hogarth.

On the collaboration Steve comments: “Gleb is a beautiful pianist and a great musician. I was invited to collaborate on his new solo album and my mind was made up as soon as I heard the music.”

You can see the lyric video for The Best Of Days here: 

The album  is an emotive exploration of self-identity; a story of two parts with interweaving leitmotifs. The album’s central concept weaves through an elaborate tonal and thematic structure, built around the exemplary rhythm section of Gavin Harrison (King Crimson / Porcupine Tree) and Nick Beggs (Steven Wilson / Steve hackett) on bass. There are guest appearances from Theo Travis (Robert Fripp / Porcupine Tree / Steven Wilson) on flute and saxophone; the unmistakable voice and lyrics of Steve Hogarth (Marillion) alongside Mick Moss (Antimatter) and Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater) on additional keys.

“Gleb is an extremely rare talent as a pianist and as a composer. His compositions are very inspiring as he breaks new ground on the instrument.” Gavin Harrison.

The material is a collection of  collaborative pieces with each musician recording their own parts separately, starting with Gleb recording himself on grand piano in Moscow Winter-Spring 2017 at the famed Mosfilm studio. The album was mixed and engineered by Vlad Avy, who also previously worked on the two iamthemorning records and  will be released on CD / LP and digitally

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ALBUM OF THE YEAR WINNER WITH IAMTHEMORNING FOR LIGHTHOUSE AT THE PROGRESSIVE MUSIC AWARDS 2016

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Feature by Mike Ainscoe You can find more of Mike’s writing on Louder Than War at his author’s archive. He can be found on Facebook and his website is www.michaelainscoephotography.co.uk

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