Denis Rodier (drums & visuals) and ex-Talisma Martin Vanier (guitar) are the core of Specimen13.
They have the honour of having friends helping out in shaping their vision: Trey Gunn, Tony Levin, Pat Mastelotto & Markus Reuter to name a few.
Specimen13 is Sound and Vision
Brainchild of drummer and internationally renowned graphic novel artist, Denis Rodier, together with Martin Vanier on guitar, bass and soundscapes, SPECIMEN13 and its first musical offering, ECHOSYSTEM, is the fruit of several years of labor with collaboration on an international scale.
Echosystem is but the introductory phase of the project’s vast scope: nearly 34 minutes of powerful Eclectic Prog Rock similar to the contemporary stylings of Tool, Porcupine Tree and the more recent works of King Crimson.
Much more will follow. Specimen13 is a developing multimedia project―multimedia in the truest sense of the word!―and this first offering, Echosystem, is just a hint of what’s to come. The subsequent release of the final album will be accompanied by videos in the form of Web TV, and also by the complete Specimen13 Graphic Novel created by the internationally recognized Denis Rodier.
released 11 October 2012
DENIS RODIER – drums, percussion, vocals, visuals
MARTIN VANIER – guitar, bass, Soundscapes
WITH HELP FROM:
Adrian Benavides – sound design, guitar, drum programming and additional synth
Alex Dowerk – Touch Guitars U8
Erik Emil Eskildsen – Touch Guitars U8, Soundscape
Trey Gunn – Warr Guitar
Tony Levin – Chapman Stick
Pat Mastelotto – traps and buttons
Eoghan McCloskey – drums
Bill Munyon – additional sound design
Markus Reuter – Touch Guitars U8, soundscapes, sound design
Bob Smith, Richard Jodoin, Johane Jodoin, Daniel Marsolais – vocals Bernhard Wöstheinrich – synthesizers, noise
Arranged and mixed by Adrian Benavides and Markus Reuter
Produced by Markus Reuter for Unsung Productions
Mastered by Lee Fletcher