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Ari Joshua - Embark on a captivating adventure through the sonic realm of “Dragons Layer” where eerie melodies and playful rhythms await for Halloween escapades!



"Dragons Layer" is a thrilling journey through an animated soundscape crafted by guitarist and composer Ari Joshua, featuring the class talents of John Medeski on keys, Billy Martin on drums, and Jason Fraticelli on bass. This epic collaboration takes listeners on a fantastical adventure, blending genres and styles to create an intriguingly spooky instrumental track, perfect as background music for relatable game or movie themes especially for the Halloween season/genre.


Ari Joshua's composition is bold and angular, twisting through chordal movements and 'layers' while themes develop in waves of suspenseful but playful and cartoony intrigue. With influences ranging from jazz to grunge to classical, "Dragons Layer" defies categorization, inviting listeners to immerse themselves in its captivating imaginary soundscapes. Recorded in an old barn near Woodstock, New York, "Dragons Layer" captures the raw energy of a live performance, with each musician bringing their unique talents to the forefront. The track's cinematic quality is enhanced by Martin Ontiveros' playful artwork, evoking a sense of adventure and mystery.


As Ari Joshua reflects on the creative process behind "Dragons Layer," he emphasizes the importance of embracing imperfections and vulnerability in artistic expression. Inspired by the fearless improvisation of Medeski Martin & Wood and the avant-garde spirit of artists like John Zorn and Frank Zappa, Joshua crafted a composition that celebrates the unknown and invites listeners to explore its depths. From its inception in a single sitting to its multi-day recording session in Woodstock, this track embodies the spirit of artistic freedom and innovation.


Produced by Ari Joshua and engineered by Chris Bittner at Applehead Recording then mixed by Matt Rifino at Magic Matt Mixing and mastered by Joe Lambert at Joe Lambert Mastering, this epic collaboration showcases the talents of some of the most renowned musicians in the avant-garde music scene. With its exciting melodies and dynamic instrumentation, "Dragons Layer" is a testament to the power of collaboration and creative exploration.


As "Dragons Layer" takes flight, listeners are invited to embark on a journey of discovery and imagination, where the boundaries of genre and style are transcended in pursuit of sonic adventure.




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A brilliant addition to the repertoire -



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