Episode 16: Earl Maneein

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**Note: This version of the interview with Earl Maneein contains bleeped words. If you are not sensitive to language feel free to seek out the uncensored version of the interview on our SoundCloud page.** While a versatile violinist comfortable in styles ranging from classical to bluegrass, jazz, rock Earl Maneein pursues his artistic voice in what he refers to extreme music! Earl is both inventive, having pioneered highly specific bow techniques for playing drop tuned metal on his custom extended range Jordan electric violin, and highly creative, composing songs and pieces in many genres, including rock, metal, string quartet and even a violin concerto, which was premiered by Rachel Barton Pine! Earl's current projects include the experimental grindcore/metal duo Black Heart Sutra, and his new music/hardcore crossover string quartet SEVEN)SUNS, (sevensunsmusic.com) whose album, "For The Hearts Still Beating" was released on Party Smasher Inc. in June of 2017. The latest Black Heart Sutra album, "Zersetzung" is out now on Stillwater Recordings. He has been featured in The Strad, Strings Magazine, Vice, and Guitar World and has recorded, played and or collaborated with such varied artists and groups as Jay-Z, Florence+The Machine, Paul Weller of The Jam, Rhianna, Blood Has Been Shed, Albert Hammond Jr. of the Strokes, The Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, Sean Lennon, Janet Biggs, Blake Fleming (Mars Volta), The Dillinger Escape Plan and Alicia Keys, among others. Hear more of Earl's music at earlmaneeinmusic.com. Jordan violins and other great gear that will take your playing to extreme levels are available at electricviolinshop.com.

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