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"Saṃsāra" is a new release showcasing two new tracks featuring Adam Holzman, as a compilation with tracks featuring Adam from recent singles and albums.

Saṃsāra (संसार) is a Sanskrit/Pali word that means “world”, as well as the concept of death and rebirth and “cyclicality of all life, matter, existence”. It is a fundamental belief of most Indian religions. Popularly, it is the cycle of death and rebirth. Saṃsāra can be called transmigration, karmic cycle, reincarnation, etc.

It’s a concept that as part of many religious practices worldwide is practiced by billions of people. Many incredible and insightful perspectives out there other than ours...

I have been working with Adam Holzman on many projects, and I'm constantly blown away by his contribution to, and collaboration with, my music and recordings. He has superb fluid musicality in many different genres. From touring and recording with Miles Davis and up to Steven Wilson he has proved to be one of the great synthesizer soloists. I also think he's an excellent pianist, and I tried to really focus on piano in a couple of the pieces in this collection. It's a great pleasure working with him, and I want to continue! (Note: If you like his playing please make sure to go and vote for him in the next Downbeat Reader's Poll!)

Mastered at Abbey Road Studios by Sean Magee
The artwork for "Saṃsāra" is by Kate Nelson
excerpted from her painting "Tremorous Particles"

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released June 24, 2022

MW Gilbert - Synths/modular synths, samples, loops, percussion
Adam Holzman - electric piano, synths/modular synths, piano, organ

Recorded: MW Gilbert at Siri's Little Corner studio in Amherst, MA
    and Adam Holzman at Adam’s Secret Laboratory in NYC
Mixed: MW Gilbert
Mastered: Sean Magee (Abbey Road)
The artwork for the ”Saṃsāra”*album is by Kate Nelson (katenelson.com) excerpted from her painting “Tremorous Particles”.

Gibex 016 2022 (digital)

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Michael William Gilbert Amherst, Massachusetts

Michael William Gilbert grew up in Connecticut and Brussels, where he first encountered the music of Varese and Pierre Henry, and music of India, Africa, and Japan. After studying EE at MIT, he studied at the Boston School of Electronic Music, later working there as a teacher and designer of custom synthesis systems. He then studied at and graduated with a degree in music from Hampshire College. ... more

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