Brazilian guitarist ROD RODRIGUES reveals video for “Physical Distancing”
Brazilian/Canadian guitarist Rodrigues is back with his new video “Physical distancing” from his new EP “Tales of a Changing Life Part.1” released on February 1 with the Brazilian guitar masters Dalton Santos (Philippe Andréoli, Angra, Geoff Tate, Organic reaction) and Renato Osori (ex- Hibria). You can see it below.
Containing five songs, “Tales of a Changing Life, Part 1” is the continuation of the sequel – until 2010 “The First Step – Introduction”and features Stemthe most melodic and elaborate work to date. The album will be created on Rodrigues‘ YouTube channel today (01 Februaryst, 2022) at 12:15 p.m. EST. Find the link below.
Rodrigues has been playing the guitar for thirty years, and has developed his style by mixing influences from prog, metal, fusion and jazz. He mainly focuses on the progressive melodic style, where he doesn’t care about playing a million notes per second, but where the melody is the main point. The new EP is the first part of a conceptual story told in musical notes, which celebrates the changes in Stemlife in recent years. He wears his influences on his sleeve on the five titles of “Tales of a Changing Life, Part 1”with prog-rock elements and shredded guitars sprinkled with funk and fusion.
The evocative cover was made by Gus Avanciniand encapsulates Stemacross different geographical locations, different times and different moods. The EP is truly an odyssey through the realms of instrumental music.
List of tracks “Tales of a Changing Life Part 1”:
1.– The Opening / D257
I – Ad Ostium
II – The second stage: freedom
III – What awaits us
2.– Woodbine Sunset (Feat. Marco Sfogli)
3.– The First Experience
4.– Change plan
5.– Physical distancing
“Tales of a Changing Life, Part 1” was mixed by Renato Osorioedited by Diego Pereira and Benhur Limaand mastered by Tony Lindgren (James LaBrie, Marty Friedman, Opeth) to Fascination Studios in Sweden.
“Tales of a Changing Life, Part 1” Recording Schedule:
- Rodrigues / Guitars
- Marco Sfogli / Second guitar solo of 2
- Heitor Tenorio / Bass on 1 and 4
- Mike McLaren / Battery on 1
- Orlan Charles / Keyboards on 1, 2, 4 and 5
- Bruno Ladislau / Bass on 2 and 3
- Rodrigo Abelha / Drums on 2, 3, 4, 5 and Percussion on 5
- Fabiano Pires / Percussion on 2
- Milo Andreo / Keyboards out of 3
- Ricardo Parronchi / Bass out of 5
- Dalton Santos / 1st guitar solo out of 5
- Renato Osorio / 2nd guitar solo out of 5
Besides the new EP, StemPlans for 2022 are already in full swing: a new single is slated for May, and the writing process for the sequel “Tales of a Changing Life, Part 1” is already underway. Let yourself be embarked on a musical journey, in the astute hands of Rodrigues!