Evan Brewer (The Faceless) set to release new LP
Thu, May 23, 2013 4:21 PM PT3,299 views
Official press release: Evan Brewer (The Faceless) solidified his position as one of today's most dynamic and innovative world renowned bassists with the release of his highly acclaimed solo bass album Alone, which only featured bass instrumentation. This was an extremely risky endeavor that paid off ten-fold showcasing Brewer's full arsenal of bass playing and songwriting skills covering aspects of many genres of music that ultimately exposed him to a new audience outside the metal genre. On July 16th, Evan Brewer will release his much anticipated sophomore solo album, Your Itinerary, which features the additions of piano, drums and guitars resulting in a very captivating and engaging listen. This new effort is more digestible than its predecessor, but also provides more depth and breathing room for Brewer to get even more adventurous with his instrument. Evan Brewer is a true enigma and with Your Itinerary he further proves that he is one of the most forward-thinking, talented bassists around today. Brewer had the following to say:
"As many of you already know, my first album Alone was made entirely using the bass guitar and no other instruments. That recording has a very special place in my heart, but I knew going into that process that it was going to be a one-time thing. As an artist I feel it's important to grow and evolve, so I fully plan on every album I make being quite a bit different than the previous ones. "I am really proud to reunite with Navene Koperweis on this disc as he is an incredible multi instrumentalist and producer. Many will know him as the original drummer of Animals as Leaders or even further back as a founding member, drummer, writer and bandmate of mine in the band Animosity. As for his contribution to this record, he did all the drums, electronic elements and helped me with production and mastering. His contribution to this whole process was immense. "This new effort retains a lot of the feel and tonal approach of Alone, while bringing a dramatic new sound to the table with the introduction of full band type instrumentation. I have always enjoyed collaborating with other musicians because you get to see your arrangements go in directions you may not have predicted. These songs all began the same way as Alone did with just me locked away writing and arranging in a recording context. I was just using my basses and my imagination to lay down the foundations that would become the songs you hear. Before any collaborations took place 98% of the bass guitar parts were tracked and the same percentage of the arrangements were finalized. This gave the musicians who came in a solid framework and foundation to build on. I am excited for the world to hear it."