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Ravda 05:01
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Gannon 06:07
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Polinei 04:28
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Manaas 03:06

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In mythology, fiction and fantasy, sea creatures have always been associated with an emotional realm too deep to convey in a real world. An emotional depth musicians, artists, aim to convey through their work, in creating their own versions of the worlds they live in.

In their first collaboration, lifelong friends Michael Sarian and Olec Mün created MAKARA, channelling the legendary sea creature from Hindu mythology. Whether a dragon, a crocodile, or a gigantic fish, MAKARA is an ever-changing being, adjusting its form to fit its surroundings or necessities. Trumpet, flugelhorn and FXs from the Americas, copious synthesizers and mood-setting from the old continent, Michael Sarian and Olec Mün bridge the gap between Brooklyn and Barcelona with a 20 minute EP reminiscent of the depths of the ocean and its magical creatures - all while bound by a global pandemic, adapting to their current realities in the spirit of MAKARA.

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released March 4, 2021

Olec Mün – Synthesizers
Michael Sarian – Trumpet/Flugelhorn/FX

All compositions by Michael Sarian and Olec Mün
Recorded in Brooklyn and in Barcelona during the summer of 2020
Produced by Olec Mün and Michael Sarian
Mixed by Luis Bacque at Bacque Recording Studios in Roselle, NJ
Mastered by Yves Roussel in Barcelona, Spain

Artwork and design: Celia Fernández González
www.instagram.com/fg.celia/

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Michael Sarian New York, New York

"Sarian's trumpet literally speaks." Karl Ackermann, AAJ

Born in Canada, raised in Argentina, Michael Sarian is a trumpeter and composer praised for his "unique compositional and instrumental voice... reminiscent of [his] lyrical contemporaries such as Ralph Alessi, Ambrose Akinmusire or Avishai Cohen...certainly deserving of a large audience and much recognition." (Friedrich Kunzmann, AAJ) ... more

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