I’d like to share with you here what’s been going on up to now for my debut album. This is an album is composed of songs I’ve been writing since I was 18 years old.
Today, 6 years later the songs have evolved in different ways. I chose Peter Schon, a great musician and friend to play piano and to write some of the arrangements. I’ve been producing the whole album myself, with GMP Productions, which consists of a team of producers in which I’m a part of.
This album has as special guests some of the best musicians and friends on the planet, in my opinion. Some of which include: Anna Maria Jopek, Gregoire Maret, Mino Cinelu, Ron Westray, Munir Hossn, Yami and others. Even though I wrote the songs and produced them myself, each musician contributed towards the album with their ideas, creativity and talent, and i’m so happy that they were a part of this project. At this moment, over 20 musicians have recorded in the album, of 10 different nationalities.
The recordings mostly took place at GMP Recording Studios in Portugal (recorded by Miguel Seco), this studio is a place where I can focus and recharge my positive energies like at no other place. Other recording sessions took place in the US (New York), Canada (Toronto), France (Paris), and Poland (Warsaw). Helik Hadar has recently concluded mixing and mastering the album in Los Angeles, at Gibson studios.
There is no set date yet for the album release, but I can guarantee it won’t take much longer, please stay tuned!
This is an album where my compositions are intertwined with various cultures, sounds, tastes, friends and … magic. Talk soon, – MM