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iamthemorning pianist Gleb Kolyadin announces self-titled debut album / Featuring Steve Hogarth (Marillion), Gavin Harrison (King Crimson) & more

December 18, 2017

GLEB KOLOYADIN, THE VIRTUOSO IAMTHEMORNING PIANIST, RELEASES HIS DEBUT SELF TITLED SOLO ALBUM AND PREMIERES FIRST TRACK – “THE BEST OF DAYS” FEATURING STEVE HOGARTH (MARILLION)

 DEBUT FEATURES GUEST PERFORMERS – STEVE HOGARTH, GAVIN HARRISON, NICK                                                 BEGGS, MICK MOSS, JORDAN RUDESS                                                                                                                                                   

ALBUM OF THE YEAR WINNER WITH IAMTHEMORNING FOR LIGHTHOUSE AT THE PROGRESSIVE MUSIC AWARDS ’16

“the single greatest pianist I’ve ever met in my life.” Daniel Cavanagh (Anathema)

Following the success of two highly-praised albums with Iamthemorning, Russian virtuoso pianist Gleb Kolyadin affirms his musical authority with his debut, self-titled album on Kscope, on 23rd February 2018.

The record features a staggering who’s-who of performers, including: Gavin Harrison (King Crimson Porcupine Tree) on drums; Nick Beggs (Steven Wilson) on bass; 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.

The first track to be revealed entitled “The Best Of Days” features the instantly recognisable vocals from 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.”

Gleb Kolyadin 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 extraordinary rhythm section of Gavin Harrison and Nick Beggs, which is accented at its focal points by guest appearances from Steve Hogarth, Jordan Rudess, Mick Moss and Theo Travis.

“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 (King Crimson / Porcupine Tree)

The album is a collaborative piece 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. Gleb Kolyadin will be released on CD / LP and digitally and is now available to pre-order HERE

“Gleb Kolyadin is a rare talent. A virtuoso classical pianist with tremendous compositional skills… believe you will find the listening experience quite breath taking.” Nick Beggs (Steven Wilson)

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