Iskar D’Abrel is a forward-thinking songwriter with a very creative approach. His music makes me think of fellow artists the likes of Billy Idol, Guns and Roses, and Bon Jovi. However, it falls under its own category and definitely feels quite unique.
There is something magical about the way Iskar is able to combine different ideas. From cool 80s rock vibes to catchy pop melodies anything is possible.
His most recent release, “Ruins of You” is a remarkable example of his creative vision. This release is a perfect example of the songwriter’s creative vision and musical aesthetics. The sound hits the mark with a fantastic tone and a huge sounding production. The mix is warm and balanced, allowing each element to sit in its right space. In particular, the vocals by Marcello stand out in a very pleasing way. The singing is indeed the cherry on top here. Marcello has a passionate voice. It exudes energy and vibe, yet at the same time, it can be up close and personal.
On one hand, Marcello has a raspy edge. On the other, he can reach an impressive tonal register. Such a level of mastery allows him the freedom to experiment with many different melodic ideas.
The production of this song is also excellent. One of the most impressive characteristics of this song is the fact that it sounds like a record from the mid-80. Make no mistake: this isn’t just a nostalgia act. The sound also has a nice modern edge to it, which exemplifies Iskar’s blend of modern and retro influences alike. This bittersweet blend of tone, along with Marcello’s voice, is a truly magical combination, hitting the mark in every way.
Because of Marcello’s amazing vocal skills, this is not a black and white release. It’s in full color, and if sound could be described with images, this would be close to a Jackson Pollock painting! Listeners will be able to sense the artistic freedom at the heart of this song. It’s easy to tell that the artist took many creative chances when coming up with this one, and the process has been very rewarding.
Find out more about Iskar D’Abrel, and do not miss out on this stellar new release, which is currently available online for your listening pleasure.
ABOUT Iskar D’Abrel:
Iskar D’Abrel is Pop/Rock songwriter based in California. With deeply introspective lyrics and songwriting inspired by great acts of the 70’s and 80’s, D’Abrel bravely explores all aspects of the human experience. Like so many before him, D’Abrel found his first inspiration in the wake of a heart wrenching breakup. Music was a way to soothe his pain and quiet his suffering. By pouring his emotions into his music, D’Abrel creates a world where listeners can feel accepted, understood, and valued. The artist’s pain is transformed into a vehicle for self discovery. What is really important? What is the purpose of life? There are no easy answers for these questions, but clearly Iskar has spent many long hours contemplating them and turning them into art.
D’Abrel’s first full length album is called “Lacrimal Sea”. The title refers to an ocean split in half; one side wild and gloomy, the other serene and beautiful. It is a fitting image for an album that explores tumultuous topics such as politics, religion, philosophy, and love. Evocative and experimental, the ten tracks are reminiscent of Peter Gabriel, The Cult, and Sting, while retaining the individuality of it’s creator’s musical vision.
Outside of music, Iskar is a full time psychology professor and author. He has published two psychology textbooks, as well as two science fiction/fantasy novels (The One That I Am, and Beyond the Wheel of History) both of which are available for purchase on Amazon. For more information, visit www.iskardabrelmusic.com and follow him on Instagram @iskardabrel.