To change things up and also promote a very talented and unheard of band, Roopam Garg’s brainchild The Surrealist is TMR’S November Featured Artist. They’re a very cool prog/pop/kinda fusion/experimental instrumental band out of Boston. If it could get any cooler he graduated the Berklee School Of Music this year as well. I first heard of The Surrealist over a year ago, and was totally intrigued. I haven’t heard much, if any guitarists like him so far in my life. The context of the music of the Surrealist is very intriguing. The songs that have been released so far are heavily layered in some parts, and have some wild techniques that will make your jaw drop as far as it ever has. I think he is such a brilliant guitarist that he will eventually be on Tosin Abasi’s level as an artist…..the style is so unique and refreshing you crave more music! Since I’ve known about the band, they’ve been releasing singles periodically and to my knowledge there’s five songs so far. Every time there’s a Surrealist clip posted, I’m generally watching it possibly foaming at the mouth. Oh, and to boot in their short existence….they had a slot in England’s UK Tech Fest this past summer! I believe that was their first show? I’m totally not sure….but that British festival I NEED to go to before my time on this earth is done.
I hope my website’s followers take advantage of this opportunity and dive deep into The Surrealist if they have not heard of this new band yet. I had an interesting time thinking of a solid, newer band to promote for November that isn’t extreme. I racked my brain and after a few days BOOM goes the Surrealist to the forefront! The artwork for their covers for the singles are equally as mind-blowing. I am forever grateful for the awesome music that they have gifted the world and hope this month of November in 2018 generates the guys some more traffic and more fans discover their music. I hope you enjoy their music and Roopam’s guitar clips as much as I have.
From their Facebook profile:
It all begins with a deep desire to explore the unconscious mind and its infinite creative potential. This is The Surrealist. The Surrealist is an American Experimental Progressive band based out of Boston, MA. The band is composed of guitarist Roopam Garg . and drummer John-Marc Degaard Synthesizing sounds from a multiplicity of genres—metal, ambient, minimalism, electronic and film soundtracks—The Surrealist is a reflection of the new era of modern instrumental music. The Surrealist paints upon the canvas of silence and operates on the endpoints of the spectrum of human emotion. Featuring sweeping, whirling guitar lines that cascade over blankets of plush, droning soundscapes, intricate modulating polyrhythms, The Surrealist breaks new grounds and transcends the separation of genres, leaving nothing but a pure sphere of sound. The Surrealist is: Roopam Garg Austin Rockman