A few words about upcoming release

Well, the album is almost done. It will contain seven pieces, all composed and recorded during my Qatar-Bahrain-UAE period, and 5 out of 7 are ready, which means recorded. Not edited, nor mixed and mastered yet.
I still doubt should I release it on CD or are downloads enough. Are you guys gonna buy CDs? Tell me in comments. Also I’d be happy to hear back from you about the impressions from listening the drafts below. Which one do you like more? Or maybe you really hate it, lol )
Anyways, feel free to comment! I have some bonuses for those who will take an action in comments, upon the album release date.
Ok, too much words. Just check it out and tell me, what you think.

Ilya Netkach on Spotify

Hey, folks, that’s just a brief notice that I found my music on Spotify )
If you guys listen to music on Spotify, there is a small thing you can do that will be a big help for me: FOLLOW me there
Once I get 250 followers, Spotify will “verify” my account, which opens up some cool possibilities for my music, and I’ll also be able to keep you updated whenever I release new song or album.
It really be a huge help and I’ll send and immediate psychic hug in return. Thanks!

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Razzberty

The song is angry, actually. You should be aware. Very angry and very fusion.
It’s alive and it’s dangerous. The title is “Razzberty”, and nobody knows what that means. Even me.
The song was composed during one of the worst periods of my life. I was facing big problems I had no idea how to manage. I had lost my grandpa and I was discovering just how snaky and selfish people could be. One day I went to my university and saw a big sign depicting a flower growing out of the snow. The inscription said “All reborn”. That made me cry like a baby but turn into a right way. But it will be the next day, and the day before I felt like a big piece of darkness.
I went home and drank first beer, then cognac. After this medicine, all my black thoughts came out and this song was born. I used the distortion pedal for my violin to incorporate a positive moment.
The sound is very different, so I’ll provide a few words about the equipment I used.
Since I still hadn’t received my electric violin, I used an acoustic one with an AKG C-411 contact mic. Also, I used my beloved orange pedal Fender Starcaster flanger, Digitech Whammy and custom overdrive based on Ibanez Tubescreamer TS9DX scheme. Audio interface Alesis IO14 + MacBook Pro. Software: Logic Pro and plugins.

Listen the song

Sur Le Fil

The video with my friends Nadia Lopchynska and Ryan John is ready.

We did “Sur Le Fil” from the “Le Fabuleux Destin d’Amélie Poulain” (“Amelie”), composed by Yann Tiersen.

We arranged and performed a unique version, with some odd time signatures.

Ilya Netkach plays violin, Nadia Lopchynska plays piano and Ryan John (Bahrain) is on the drums.

It’s a professional video recorded using iPhones, Nikon D90 and Zoom Q2HD. The secret of our success is the tape we used to fix the phones on the stands 🙂

Enjoy, guys 🙂

 

Apologise & Promise

This song comes from the heart, from inside. It is not about somebody or for somebody. It’s my way of apologizing for things I’ve done and promising to do better.

I composed the song in 2009 as part of my jazz self-education. First it was a ballad head and then some be-bop improvisation. After that it was a funk coda.

We played the song many times with different bands. For the time being, we decided to keep the opening theme and then create a coda.

The arrangement of this song is a result of my experiences with all the guys with whom I played it, as well as of the hard work of my friend, Alexander Gloshkin.

I still hope to record the original version, but for now I like this beautiful arrangement, which inspires me every time I listen to it.

Listen the song

LIVE! Battle of the Bands Bahrain – Medley (Game of thrones, Mission Impossible, Darth Vader, Super Mario)

The last part of our winning performance at the Battle of the bands in Hard rock Cafe Bahrain.

Instrumental medley (Game of Thrones main theme, Mission Impossible theme, Darth Vader theme, Super Mario theme)

Ilya Netkach – violin;
Alina Kharchenko – keyboard;
Sunny Salis – bass;
Ryan John – drums

Apologise & Promise (LIVE!)

Apologise & Promise (from the album “Page Not Found”) – winning performance at the Battle of the bands, Finals, in Hard Rock Cafe Bahrain, May 6th, 2016.

Ilya Netkach – violin;
Sunny Salis – guitar, bass-guitar;
Alina Kharchenko – keyboard;
Ryan John – drums.

Razzberty (LIVE!)

Razzberty (from“Razzberty”, Mp3 Single) – winning performance at the Battle of the bands, Finals, in Hard Rock Cafe Bahrain, May 6th, 2016.

Ilya Netkach – violin;
Sunny Salis – guitar, bass-guitar;
Alina Kharchenko – keyboard;
Ryan John – drums.

Diamonds & Glass (LIVE!)

Diamonds & Glass (from “Diamonds & Glass”, Mp3 Single) – the third part of our winning performance at the Battle of the bands in Hard rock Cafe Bahrain.

Ilya Netkach – violin;
Alina Kharchenko – keyboard;
Sunny Salis – bass;
Ryan John – drums

Sur Le Fil (by Yann Tiersen) feat. Ryan John & Nadia Lopchynska

Ilya Netkach – violin
Ryan John – drums
Nadia Lopchynska – piano

“Sur Le Fil” (OST “Le Fabuleux Destin d’Amélie Poulain” / “Amelie”)
Composer – Yann Tiersen
Arranged and performed by Ilya Netkach (Ukraine) on violin, Nadia Lopchynska (Ukraine) on piano and Ryan John (Bahrain) on drums.
Performed, recorded, mixed and mastered in Kingdom of Bahrain 7/09-11/09/2015.