Iconic guitarist Dan Patlansky to join Paul Pedana in his upcoming new avant-garde album
Award-winning songwriter Paul Pedana welcomes virtuoso guitarist Dan Patlansky aboard for an exciting collaboration.
Award winning singer-songwriter Paul Pedana has announced an upcoming album featuring the acclaimed South African guitarist Dan Patlansky. Scheduled for an early 2024 release, the new musical endeavor is poised to explore diverse sonic landscapes, deviating from conventional norms. Adding an additional layer to the project, Pedana has also enlisted Denis Efimenko, a collaborator since 2017, known for his contributions to the guitar parts in Pedana’s previous albums, ‘Ex-Human’ and ‘A Sole Existence Reflects Eternity.’
The encounter and the invitation to collaborate
In 2021, during the global pandemic, Pedana’s evenings in Vilnius, spent with his partner, took on a distinctive musical flavor. They were spent embracing Italian cuisine, a large variety of wines and whiskeys, and delving into old and new blues music. Among the newfound blues compositions, “Big Things Going Down” by Dan Patlansky struck a chord with Pedana.
Impressed by Patlansky’s guitar charisma, Pedana reached out with a message of admiration. This initial contact sparked a connection that endured over the subsequent years, with the two musicians staying in touch.
In 2023, as Paul Pedana officially commenced work on his new album, he made a deliberate decision to reach out to Dan Patlansky, seeking to infuse the blues essence into some of the tracks. Upon extending the invitation, Patlansky responded with enthusiasm, expressing his eagerness to be part of the project.
The new project
The project aims to offer listeners an immersive experience that resonates on a profound level. What adds to the excitement is the palpable anticipation among fans, eagerly awaiting a release that promises not only to break musical barriers but to redefine the contemporary music scene. With each artist contributing their unique style, the album is expected to be a transformative exploration of sound, generating heightened anticipation for its early 2024 debut a release that holds the promise of leaving an indelible mark on the world of music. Stay tuned for this highly awaited milestone in contemporary music, sure to captivate and exceed expectations.