My fellow good friend, U.K. Spanish guitarist Mark Barnwell's newest album "Mandala" has been officially released and is NOW AVAILABLE on his official website. Featuring 10 beautifully crafted songs accompanied by some of the best top class musicians from across the globe such as Incendio and U.K. Smooth Flamenco guitarist, Al Marconi -

It has been a real pleasure and an honor to be a part of such an amazing collaboration (my second one one with Mark - I was also featured on his previous release, "Ojos de la Tierra") and it was equally amazing to see how it all materialized in such a serendipitous manner. I remember sometime in the Fall of last year, "el marco" (as I call him, hehe) reached out to me with new song ideas while he was writing new material for his upcoming new album project. I was excited and more than happy to join in and work on the collaboration! As it unfolded, I realized at what an epic project it became when little did I know that I soon, via the wonders of digital technology and the internet, would also be on board with the core members of Spanish guitar World-fusion musical group, "Incendio" - a fantastic band from California I had admired and looked up to as a source of inspiration for several years now since the mid 2000's - at a time when I was yet still learning my craft. I had just met them in person only two months or so before I had known about the Mandala project, I was humbled and blown away upon the discovery. As it went on developing, more amazing musicians joined in such as Al Marconi, Ramon Yslas, Chris MaGrath...the very title, Mandala, representing the interconnected-ness of all life and existence, seemed to have been the most perfect one coined.

I feature on one song, Sahara - Track #9 - playing an exotic stringed instrument from Turkey, called the "bağlama saz" (a long-necked version of its namesake, a direct relative of the Greek Bouzouki which is also a long-necked stringed instrument...similar to a mandola or mandolin). It adds a real distinct flavor of 'exotica' tn the song; the icing of the musical cake.



Mark is an extraordinary guitarist and composer, I highly recommend checking him out and taking a listen! (www.markbarnwell.com)


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ALSO AVAILABLE ON AMAZON, CD BABY, ITUNES, AND FOR ONLINE STREAMING ON SPOTIFY!

https://www.amazon.com/Mandala-Mark-Barnwell

www.cdbaby.com › Mark Barnwell

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/mandala/id1128456681

 

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