I have been able to realise the "MANDOLIN MAN" project thanks to my partner who has so much insisted on and to a record company based in Rome, which has believed in this project from the start.
* The track "OASIS" has been made trying to combine dance sounds and rhythms with ethnic flavours of the middle eastern world, decidedly creating new and original atmospheres. The typically latin sound of the mandolin combined in an unheard of way with the tunes of the belly dance, gives origin to a new and perhaps never thought Mediterranian musical genre.
"OASIS" (licensed by Edizioni Musicali III Millennio at Stefano Gamma for Nitro-Records a member label of Kernel prod. S.a.s. - firstname.lastname@example.org ) has been released on the 7-th November 2003 in Italy. It takes part of the new compilation "TRIBALAND" VOL. 2" and "OASIS vinyl" ("DJ TUAREG " feat. "MANDOLIN MAN") Nitro Records is available, distributed by Global Net, IV Traversa Via Pesciarelli, 46 -80078 Pozzuoli - Naples (ITALY) -- website: www.global-net.it
** OASIS is available in GERMANY in the new compilation "ORIENTAL MIX" (mixed by " Dj. RED BUDDHA") by Rough Trade Distribution -- website: www.blueflame.com
"OASIS" (two versions) download now is available at:
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*** My instrumental Full Cd ("10 titles", plus "ORIENTIS-OASIS" 3 versions, plus "SWEET" with my voice) was released on 5 th 05 03 in USA/ASIA by
Ed.Musicali III Millennio - Roma
/Star Search Group/EMI Music Distibution. The CD includes different styles: disco, easy listening, country, swing, blues, samba, tarantella, etc.). Website: www.ssg4u.com
I have choosen the mandolin as singable instrument to revalue it. It is an example of how ductile and modern the mandolin can be.
See "Mandolin Man Group" (USA only) at the link: www.sonicbids.com/MandolinManGroup2
See "Mandolin Man" Video and mp3 samples here