Keram creates his own unique style of music to reflect the eccentric life he has lived. Known not only as an electric frontman with such bands as Blue Dog Pict, Automated Gardens, Project: Ribcage and his own solo act, he is also a well known Hollywood actor who has appeared in over 50 films & TV shows including Punisher: War Zone, John Q, Texas Chainsaw 3D, 24, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, CSI and True Blood.
His new record "Come to Life" is a 10-song tour de force showcasing his range as a musician - from country swagger to glitch electro, Americana to 70's piano ballads. The album, which was successfully crowdfunded to 155% of its target also features blistering solos and guitar work by Rock n Roll Hall of Fame inductee and guitar legend Alex Lifeson of RUSH, among 30 other world class musicians Keram brought along for the journey.
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Canadian musician Keram, an accomplished film and television actor, is an out-of-the-box artist. His new album, Come To Life, executive produced by Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson, is a sprawling, other-worldly rock adventure that took an army of about 30 musicians, whose collective credits include Coheed & Cambria, Zappa Plays Zappa, Edwarde Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Mary Margaret O’Hara, and of course Rush.
The 10-song opus is an unpredictable hybrid of Americana, new age, electronica, roots, rock, theater, experimental, jazz, pop, and then some. It ends with the 21-minute title track.
Recorded in Toronto and LA, Keram chose the musicians for their improvisation skills, including Lifeson who appears on “Devil Knows Me Well,” “Mary Magdalene” and “Moving Dark Circles.” The album was mastered by Andy Vandette (Rush, David Bowie, Dream Theater) and “Mary Magdalene” was mixed by Rich Chycki (Rush, Dream Theater, Aerosmith).
As an actor — who has appeared in the films American History X, Punisher: War Zone, Irvine Welsh’s Ecstacy and Texas Chainsaw 3D and TV shows True Blood, The Mentalist, Saving Grace and The L Word — Keram (last name Malicki-Sanchez) brings that expression to his music too, writing from other people’s perspective — despicable, pompous, even the opposite gender.
This was quite an undertaking. I was hired on to a Lifetime movie about domestic violence. I knew it would be emotionally heavy going in. But the network also wanted to pivot from their traditional piano and tines scores to something more experimental and edgy. We referenced Atticus Ross/Trent Reznor, Gorecki, Arvo Pärt, and deep ambient experimental drones.
The result airs August 1st, 2020 in the US at 8pm on Lifetime Networks.
Keram's latest rock single "That Light" is the result of a two year IndieGoGo backed project to release new tracks recorded at a studio in Los Angeles, with some of his best musical friends, including Alex Lifeson (RUSH), Carmine Rojas (David Bowie), Ryan Brown (Zappa Plays Zappa), Marc Thomas (Madras), Pete Devlin (Blue Dog Pict) and singer Jessica Marshall-Gardiner and Angie Brown. Tracked by Jason Achilles Mezilis, mixed by Michael Costantini, and mastered by Andy Vandette (Porcupine Tree, Dream…
The new studio single "That Light" has gone out to all the IndieGoGo Backers, and will be commercially released May 1st 2020!
Keram - guitars, keyboards, vocals, programming Ryan Brown - drums Pete Devlin - guitar Marc Thomas - guitar Alex Lifeson - guitar Carmine Rojas - bass Jessica Marshall-Gardiner - vocals Angie Brown - vocals Jason Achilles Mezilis - tracking Michael Costantini - mix Additional mix notes - Josh Miles Joudrie, Dan Luperini, Alex Lifeson Mastering - Andy Vandette
Artificial Intelligence, the new songs by Keram featuring RUSH's Alex Lifeson on guitar, David Bowie's bassist Carmine Rojas, and Dweezil Zappa drummer Ryan Brown is now available wherever online music is sold.
After almost a year, Keram is thrilled to announce that the two latest tracks - Chemtrails and Artificial Intelligence, featuring Carmine Rojas (David Bowie), Ryan Brown (Dweezil Zappa), Marc Thomas (Madras), Alex Budman (D'Angelo), Pete Devlin (Blue Dog Pict), Alex Lifeson (RUSH), and Angie Brown and Jessica Marshall Gardiner are coming to completion.
"I have figured out the theme for my new compilation of songs, I guess what people used to call an album," Keram says. "The theme will revolve around the…
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