Nuevo Flamenco Rumba - or maybe Acoustic Progressive Flamenco Metal?
The "soundwall" of acoustic guitar duo OPAL OCEAN beamed at us on the first listening, definitely in Hispanic realms. Whether it's really Spanish or Latin American, we have not been able to sort out through the thunderstorm of incredible fast percussive rhythms and virtuoso guitar melodies, as we notice all of a sudden that our heads are nodding as if we are listening to Motorhead's new album - eh? But yes, simply because what we hear, clearly rocks! And wait - are we still talking about just 2 acoustic guitars here? Yes, indeed with well-equipped pedalboards, but yes, this is an acoustic guitar duo; without samplemachines!
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So there is a lot of Flamenco and Rumba, but also a lot of Progressive Rock and Acoustic Metal inside, and then it is very funky for long stretches and it remains all the way through true to the initial impression that it simply rocks - despite all the rhythmic complexity.
Whatever you wanna call it in the end, everyone should decide for themselves, Nuevo Rumba Flamenco or rather Acoustic Progressive Flamenco Rock?
In any case, the guitar duo with the New Zealander Nadav Tabak and the Frenchman Alex Champ have been inspiring a very wide crowd from the beginning.
After forming in late 2013, Frenchmen Alex Champ and New Zealander Nadav Tabak decided like many other great musicians to take to the streets busking, composing and crafting their original works in the heart of Melbourne, Australia. With their independent “Terra EP” enjoying great success, selling over 7000 physical copies.
In late 2016 the duo released their highly anticipated debut album “Lost Fables“ recorded with producer Dave Newington and critically acclaimed mixing and mastering engineer Mark Lewis. Lost Fables, creates a vivid portrayal of Champ’s and Tabak’s diverse music style and unique relationship with the guitar.
The momentum from Lost Fable‘s release has brought attention to the duo online, going viral with millions of views and countless shares across social media in early 2017.
>>>E.G. here on GTabs Facebook over 5 Mio Views>>>
Recently, OPAL OCEAN has had featured performeces at the Melbourne Guitar Show 2017, TedX Melbourne, Guitar Gods and Masterpieces national TV show and festivals across Australia. And for sure festival invitations from all over the world followed and so OPAL OCEAN will come to tour Europe in Summer 2018!
No shows booked at the moment.