The Matter Circumvention

by James Norbert Ivanyi

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Christopher Sellers
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Christopher Sellers Masterpiece (noun) - a work of outstanding artistry, skill, or workmanship.

The Matter Circumvention is a great accomplishment of a masterpiece, produced by a composer and musician working very closely with his inner muse. Lovers of progressive music will connect with the rich intricate soundscape and metal heads will appreciate the hard driving and complex riffs. The guitar rhythm, leads and solos adorn this work with taste, and maturity of world class. Highly recommended! Favorite track: Malevolent.
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KP James is really a complete musician, arranger and producer. One of the nice things about his arrangements is he’s not afraid to use ‘other’ instruments like sax, piano,keyboards even bongos occasionally. He also allows these instruments rooms to breathe and solo in places. James has a real ‘feel’ for layering and creating mood. This is impeccably mixed and produced. I’m excited to see where James takes us with his next release. Favorite track: Precarious Passage.
João Cunha
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João Cunha I didn't even listen to it yet - I blindly bought because I know James rock hard.
Shaun Fletcher
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Shaun Fletcher Really love the slightly twisted feel from this album. Favorite track: Thumb Trick.
Chris Erised Giacca
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Chris Erised Giacca Where other solo instrumental artists might go for outright WOW factor, James Ivanyi prefers to take the subtle route, which is ultimately more musically satisfying. There are plenty of impressive moments spread throughout The Matter Circumvention, but they always come secondary to the initial aim of complimenting the song which isn't always the case in this genre. A supreme case of balancing form with function, no instrumental music fan's collection is complete without this Jazzy masterpiece. Favorite track: The Matter Circumvention.
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Frank Hamilton Excellent songwriting and a really refreshing take on the forever-tired "shred" records. James put a lot of care into his compositions and it shows. Favorite track: Malevolent.
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'The Matter Circumvention' is the second solo instrumental album by James Norbert Ivanyi. Written, recorded and arranged in Sydney, Australia during 2014 at James' personal home studio. Released on January 16th 2015.


released January 16, 2015

Released independently in January, 2015.
All music written, arranged and produced by James Norbert Ivanyi.
Mixed and mastered by James Norbert Ivanyi & David Horgan.
Guitar, bass, keyboards by James Norbert Ivanyi.
Drums recorded by David Horgan.
Special guest solo by James Muller on 'thumb trick'.
Keyboard solo's by Beau Golden.
Additional Piano by Beau Golden.
Artwork by Jeff Christensen.
Additional artwork by Mike Morphett at M29 Creative.

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James Norbert Ivanyi is a guitarist & musician based in Sydney, Australia.

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