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The Gabriel Construct
The Gabriel Construct is the avant-prog brainchild of Gabriel Lucas Riccio, a vocalist, composer, and instrumentalist from Salisbury, MD. His debut album, 'Interior City', is a dark and atmospheric concept album featuring Travis Orbin (Darkest Hour, ex-Periphery, Of Legends) on drums, Thomas Murphy (ex-Periphery) on bass, David Stivelman (ex-Debbie Does Dallas) on guitar, Soren Larson on saxophone, and frequent collaborator Sophia Uddin on violin. The album unites players from rock, metal, classical, and jazz backgrounds to create a sound which incorporates influences from a wide variety of genres, including progressive rock, 20th century classical music, extreme metal, drum-n-bass, jazz, '90s grunge and space rock, '80s pop and more. The album's densely layered vocal harmonies, distorted pianos, dissonant chords, and complex rhythms envelop the listener in a hallucinatory wall of sound. Gabriel currently resides in Chicago, IL, where he’s been working on sheet music books for King Crimson (including the recently released book for Tony Levin's Stick Men) and performing live with The Gabriel Construct and Pavlov3.
PAVLOV was formed in January of 2014 with Chapman Stick player MATT TATE (M@T8, Destroyer Or Liberator, DjM Trio, The Odd Trio, Clockbox) and Drum savant PAUL SZLACHTA (Unique Chique, Papa Jupiter). PAVLOV's music is Visceral and Intellectual, incorporating Metal, Indie, Progressive, Modern Classical, World, Avant-Garde, Experimental, Jazz, Improvisation... and use complex odd-time signatures, polyrhythms with wide dynamics. In its short existence, PAVLOV has shared stages and bills with BLADERUNNER (John Zorn, Bill Laswell, Dave Lombardo), Secret Chiefs 3, Stick Men (Tony Levin, Pat Mastelotto, Markus Reuter), TU (w/ Trey Gunn) Cleric, Kayo Dot, Yakuza, Burnt Belief (w/ Colin Edwin of Porcupine Tree) and District 97. Currently, PAVLOV is recording an album (due 2015) and reconfiguring into a new, larger, multi-instrumental lineup capable of infinite new sounds and possibilities.
Chicago-based vocalist Sacha Mullin is equal parts banshee, crooner, and typographical error waiting to happen. At once commanding and vulnerable, he's been compared to Jeff Buckley and Morrissey – though Sacha more closely studied the phrasing of singers like Kate Bush, Lisa Fischer, and mentor Emily Bindiger. Sacha's cinematic style has given way to performances in underground jazz venues, conch shell orchestras, and Japanese jingles. He has sung with Bobby McFerrin, Patty Peterson, Cheer-Accident, Hannibal Lokumbe and Dessa, and his voice has been heard on MTV, CBS, NPR, and NHK. While continuing to explore collaborative works, Sacha performs as his own project. His 2013 solo effort WHELM was praised by The Deli, Examiner, and Chicago Music Guide, and a follow-up EP is expected at the end of this year, co-produced by Todd Rittmann (U.S. Maple; Dead Rider) and James Sanger (Dido; Keane).