by Chris Picha

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Transcendence is a 4-song EP in the style of instrumental progressive rock/metal.

For his debut release Chris has created infectious melodies to sit on top of heavy, grooving guitar riffs, with lush mid-sections that harken back to the art-rock and progressiveness of bands like Porcupine Tree and Pink Floyd. Add to that plenty of intense soloing, huge sounding drums, and a killer mix and you have the complete listening experience.

Chris is honored to have keyboard ace Derek Sherinian (ex-Dream Theater) weaving his signature sounds on all 4-tracks, including 3 mind-boggling solos. Derek also produced the record and his skills in this arena are evident throughout. Also amazing is to have renowned skin-smasher Brian Tichy aboard, whose powerhouse drumming elevated the project to an even higher level. Brian is a music industry veteran who has played with the likes of Ozzy, Whitesnake, Foreigner and Steven Tyler, to name a few.

"As the songs developed, it became obvious that what I was really trying to do was to create sort of a transcendent listening experience, hence the title. If you pay close attention to every color and sound being recorded you can create a sonic landscape that really draws you in and demands your attention. My sincere hope is that this is what we have done here, and that you enjoy the album immensely." ~Chris


released September 24, 2013

Chris Picha, guitars and bass
Derek Sherinian, keyboards
Brian Tichy, drums and drum production

Produced by Derek Sherinian and Chris Picha
Mixed/Mastered by Alex Todorov and Derek Sherinian

All songs written by Chris Picha



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Chris Picha Los Angeles, California

Chris Picha is a guitarist with musical ideas that range from the heaviest of heavy metal to the progressiveness and art- rock of artists like Pink Floyd, Rush, Steven Wilson, as well as the top instrumental guitarists of today. These influences can be heard throughout his work yet there is a definitive style in the playing and songwriting that gives his music a distinct flavor all its own. ... more

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