Illuminate

by Anup Sastry

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fbwot Anup did it again ! Shit's melting my face daily. Album has the heaviness of a thousand suns. Favorite track: Illuminate (feat. Mike Semesky).
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Kadin Wisniewski Anup Sastry is definitely one of those artists where every single release he puts out is better than the last. This is a really excellent album. Favorite track: Beneath the Mask (feat. Andy Cizek).
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K.L. Everything about this album is upgraded and produced in a higher level than previous release,as well as more melodic guitar lines and exploration into more directions on composing, needless to say the fantastic drum. love both the vocal and instrumental versions. Favorite track: Story Of Us (feat. Andy Cizek).
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Joseph G Anup is an INCREDIBLE drummer & musician, his talent simply blows my mind. Bravo maestro! 🤘 Favorite track: Origin.
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evadetheeye I've been listening to this nonstop for the past 3 days. This album doesn't sound like a copy/paste of other artists in the genre (although it's unquestionably, perfectly djent) and doesn't assault my ears with wall of over the top noise. Somehow he was able to achieve a hard hitting, complex, rich album with top-shelf vocals, obviously god-tier drumming, and tight guitars without sounding like he was forcing it out. It just flows! Favorite track: Where I Belong (feat. Andy Cizek).
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wirebotrecording Anup dlivers again! Although it seems that he salvaged some themes from the previous EP Bloom, it doesn´t feel more of the same. Instead, its an addition of feel that bursts with much fatter sound. The vocal tracks were surprising and perfectly fitting. As if it was band music from the very beginning. Releasing the EP with the instrumental tracks completes the whole thing. Much to dwell on. Keep it up, Anup! Favorite track: Beneath the Mask (feat. Andy Cizek).
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"Illuminate" is my fifth solo release. Its taken me about two years to put everything together, but I'm excited with how it all turned out. I had the privilege of working with some very talented vocalists and musicians on these songs, and I can't thank them enough for their contributions.

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released June 18, 2019

Anup Sastry - Production, Song Writing, Mixing, Mastering, Drums, Bass, Guitars, Piano, Orchestration, Percussion, Arrangement, Composer, Sound Design, Backing Vocals, Choir, Vocal Mixing, Vocal Production

Randy Slaugh - Additional Orchestration, Choir, and Production on "Where I Belong", "Illuminate", and "Story Of Us"; Additional Orchestration and Production on "Counting Eyes"

Chaney Crabb - Vocals and Vocal Production on "This World"

Navene Koperweis - Vocal Engineering, Vocal Production, and Vocal Mixing on "This World"

Andy Cizek - Vocals, Vocal Engineering, and Vocal Production on "Where I Belong", "Beneath the Mask", and "Story Of Us"

Mike Semesky - Vocals, Vocal Engineering, and Vocal Production on "Illuminate"

Adam Bentley - Guitar Solo on "Counting Eyes"

Maru Martinez - Additional Backing Vocals and Choir on "Where I Belong", "Illuminate", "Counting Eyes", and "Story Of Us"

Choir Members - Austin Bentley, Rachel Robison, Karlton Peterson, Joseph Facer, Andres Cardenas, Mac Christensen, Michelle Peterson, Rocky Schofield, Randy Slaugh

Artwork - Dixon Jong of Intuitive Designs

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