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Lubomyr Melnyk - "Evertina" / "Butterfly"

New MusictheneedledropComment Last year, Ukrainian piano god Lubomyr Melnyk released the transcendent Windmills, which apart from the almost concurrently released Corollaries, was essentially his latest major work in 15 years. Indeed, while Melnyk's discipline is probably unparalleled by anyone else in modern music, he can hardly be considered prolific anymore. However, that thankfully might be changing, as Erased Tapes Records has just announced he has an EP/mini-album-thing called Evertina on the way.

The release will apparently show off Melnyk's gentler, more melodic side - sorry, anyone jonesing for some more kung fu piano action. Above, you can lay your ears on the lovely title track and below you can watch a trailer for the mini-album. In it, Melnyk talks about discipline and metaphysics (whooo!) and proceeds to perform a double-piano version of new solo-piano composition "Butterfly." I like the way this guy thinks and plays!

Evertina is due out December 15 via Erased Tapes.

Lubomyr Melnyk – Evertina Tour 2014 (Live Trailer) from Erased Tapes on Vimeo.