Abraham Sarache put out his album “The Gardener” not so long ago, and on June 24 he will play a special event that will be captured as a live recording for the future release. The concert will be at Volta in Amsterdam and Abraham will play songs from “The Gardener”
Hey Abraham. How are you doing?
Great! Excited about our upcoming performances
You released “The Gardener” recently. How do you feel about the release?
Good, It is like having a child and watching him/her grow up.
How much of a challenge was it to work on the album?
It was a big challenge since I composed, played and recorded all the instruments in the album. A long journey for sure.
What other artists similar to your genre that are coming from Amsterdam are you friends with?
Not many since I moved to Amsterdam on november 2015, but I had the pleasure to get in contact with Amikdla and the singer of Synergy Protocol.
What is your opinion about the current progressive rock scene?
I think is growing up, but we need to stay together to be stronger. Creating more festivals and events for progressive rock/metal bands.
Can you tell me something about your influences?
80’s and 90’s definitely. A perfect Circle, Deftones, Faith No More, Alice in Chains, Muse, Queens of the Stone Age, Sonata Arctica, Porcupine Tree
What are you listening to these days?
I am listening to a lot of different stuff. For example: Chelsea Wolfe, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Leprous, Dream Theater, Eddie Vedder, Gojira, Ramage Inc, Septic Flesh
Your 5 favourite records of all the time?
Mer de Noms – A perfect Circle
White Pony – Deftones
Octavarium – Dream Theater
01011001 – Ayreon
Perpetual Burn – Jason Becker
Can you tell me a little bit more about the gear you use to record “The Gardener”?
I used a particular folk instrument from Venezuela. The Venezuelan Cuatro
I got a customized electric version that combines the Venezuelan Cuatro and the Cuban Tres(Cuatro Tresero) built by genius artisan Roberto Bonaccorso from BonaCuatro Instruments.
I used also Makala ukuleles, Framus acoustic guitars tuned in drop B, Hughes & Kettner Tubeman for solos, Ibanez SR505 bass, Tama Superstar with a lot of splashes and a Korg Kaossilator Pro for the synths
Besides the release of the album, are there any other plans for the future?
Yes. Many more. By now we are focused on live performances, but in autumn we will get back to the studio to compose a release for 2017.
Any words for the potential new fans?
If you like alternative rock and enjoy complex technical musicianship without leaving expression behind, check us out. This is just the beginning.
Visit Abraham Sarache’s website for more information about his work.