Overlook Hotel Records released The Antoni Tashev Project today! When I first started working on the project, Antoni was sixteen and played way beyond his years. He began playing guitar at a very young age. Studying classical guitar, folkloric/traditional music, and 70s rock truly inspired this incredibly talented guitarist to create his very own brand of music. I am honored to be a part of this album and hope you will enjoy the music as much as I have.
You will hear some unique guitar work accented by wild bends, vibrato, and a strong ear for melody and harmony. Don’t let the fact that it is a collection of instrumental songs convince you that it’s a guitar solo-riddled wankfest. In fact, quite the contrary. Antoni focuses on melody and the interplay of the instrumentation. When I was his age, I was playing in a cover band and completely clueless without having written anything worth listening to, so hearing what he has accomplished already shows me just how much time I have wasted. It also inspires me to work harder and to keep hammering away at creating music because I love it. Antoni told me how he was inspired by legendary guitarists like Peter Green and Jimmy Page. While you may hear hints of these artists in his work, he is a complete original.
Please give The Antoni Tashev Project a listen. You can stream or download it for free at Bandcamp. Enjoy!