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Orissa will blow you away with “Tara”

Progressive/cinematic rock project, Orissa, drops “Tara” from the upcoming album, Resurrection, due out this fall. The track is intense, reaching that level if complexity and speed that truly separates the real, trained musicians from the aficionados and wannabees. It also has a convoluted beauty, with passion bleeding through the vocals and harshness through the riffs. On the other side of the scales are epic solos and slow, calm segments that allow your system to gather itself before the music flies up again into the skies. It reminds us in some ways to Dream Theater and other bands of the like.

Orissa was created in 2010 by David Dodini, a virtuoso singer, guitarist and bassist, who writes, arranges and performs all the parts on Orissa’s records. Dodini graduated with honors from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and completed his masters at the Biella Conservatory’s Scuola Niccolo Paganini in Biella, Italy. Ain’t that a mouthful? Also a rather impressive feat. And it also explains how this song can be so complicated and yet so easy to follow and enjoy.

Born out the of desire to explore inner creative space and create a distinctive, cathartic, deeply personal and therapeutic art, Dodini abandoned the strictly classical background and delved into his own songwriting, fusing his classical training with his love for jazz, balkan and other ancient rhythmic traditions; these styles translated into Dodini’s immersion into metal and progressive music, as the genres carry numerous parallels. Orissa released its debut EP, Omens in 2012; on which Dodini played all the instruments and was backed by Dan Walsh on drums.

For the upcoming album, Resurrection, which features Dodini’s vocal and instrumental arrangements and performances as well as drummer Jason Gianni, (Trans Siberian Orchestra, Neal Morse, Book Of Mormon) we expect nothing less than brainmelting epicness.

Check out “Tara” here!

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