Chewing the Gristle with Greg Koch

Tosin Abasi

March 11, 2021 Greg Koch / Tosin Abasi Season 2 Episode 8
Chewing the Gristle with Greg Koch
Tosin Abasi
Chapters
1:26
The influence of social media on modern day musicians
7:01
The difference between wanting to play, and having to play - how to deal with creative roadblocks
9:34
Tosin’s creative process working through varying time signatures, thoughts on improvisation, and how Animals As Leaders approaches new material
17:44
How Tosin decided to pursue instrumental music, and the idea of the lead vocal as just another melodic element within an ensemble
27:48
Tosin’s music and artistic influences over the years, the complexity of jazz less as a music style and more of a genre itself, and the beauty of opinion within music
54:05
For those times when you feel like you need a break from listening to music, where to find inspiration, and the interesting evolution of purchased music vs streaming music
1:00:20
Tosin’s ‘Abasi’ line of guitars, how his playing style lent to the creation of the guitar, and how improvisation plays into the Animals As Leaders palette
Chewing the Gristle with Greg Koch
Tosin Abasi
Mar 11, 2021 Season 2 Episode 8
Greg Koch / Tosin Abasi

Tosin is truly a 21st Century guitar-hero, leading a new generation of players into sonic parts-unknown. With Animals as Leaders, he's pushed past the boundries of progressive-metal and has helped to define a new, mind-bending world of "djent", seamlessly integrating multiple tones, time-signatures, and music-styles into something wholly new and exciting. He's also brought new technological advancements in guitar design to the masses with his Abasi Concepts guitars, which incorporate 7 and 8-string multi-scale designs. Greg and Tosin cover a lot of ground here, so buckle-up! 


1:26 - The influence of social media on modern day musicians
7:01 - The difference between wanting to play, and having to play - how to deal with creative roadblocks
9:34 - Tosin’s creative process working through varying time signatures, thoughts on improvisation, and how Animals As Leaders approaches new material
17:44 - How Tosin decided to pursue instrumental music, and the idea of the lead vocal as just another melodic element within an ensemble
27:48 - Tosin’s music and artistic influences over the years, the complexity of jazz less as a music style and more of a genre itself, and the beauty of opinion within music
54:05 - For those times when you feel like you need a break from listening to music, where to find inspiration, and the interesting evolution of purchased music vs streaming music
60:20 - Tosin’s ‘Abasi’ line of guitars, how his playing style lent to the creation of the guitar, and how improvisation plays into the Animals As Leaders palette 

Total Length: 91:12


Fishman
Dedicated to helping musicians achieve the truest sound possible whenever they plug-in.

Wildwood Guitars
One of the world’s premier retailers of exceptional electric and acoustic guitars.

Show Notes Chapter Markers

Tosin is truly a 21st Century guitar-hero, leading a new generation of players into sonic parts-unknown. With Animals as Leaders, he's pushed past the boundries of progressive-metal and has helped to define a new, mind-bending world of "djent", seamlessly integrating multiple tones, time-signatures, and music-styles into something wholly new and exciting. He's also brought new technological advancements in guitar design to the masses with his Abasi Concepts guitars, which incorporate 7 and 8-string multi-scale designs. Greg and Tosin cover a lot of ground here, so buckle-up! 


1:26 - The influence of social media on modern day musicians
7:01 - The difference between wanting to play, and having to play - how to deal with creative roadblocks
9:34 - Tosin’s creative process working through varying time signatures, thoughts on improvisation, and how Animals As Leaders approaches new material
17:44 - How Tosin decided to pursue instrumental music, and the idea of the lead vocal as just another melodic element within an ensemble
27:48 - Tosin’s music and artistic influences over the years, the complexity of jazz less as a music style and more of a genre itself, and the beauty of opinion within music
54:05 - For those times when you feel like you need a break from listening to music, where to find inspiration, and the interesting evolution of purchased music vs streaming music
60:20 - Tosin’s ‘Abasi’ line of guitars, how his playing style lent to the creation of the guitar, and how improvisation plays into the Animals As Leaders palette 

Total Length: 91:12


Fishman
Dedicated to helping musicians achieve the truest sound possible whenever they plug-in.

Wildwood Guitars
One of the world’s premier retailers of exceptional electric and acoustic guitars.

The influence of social media on modern day musicians
The difference between wanting to play, and having to play - how to deal with creative roadblocks
Tosin’s creative process working through varying time signatures, thoughts on improvisation, and how Animals As Leaders approaches new material
How Tosin decided to pursue instrumental music, and the idea of the lead vocal as just another melodic element within an ensemble
Tosin’s music and artistic influences over the years, the complexity of jazz less as a music style and more of a genre itself, and the beauty of opinion within music
For those times when you feel like you need a break from listening to music, where to find inspiration, and the interesting evolution of purchased music vs streaming music
Tosin’s ‘Abasi’ line of guitars, how his playing style lent to the creation of the guitar, and how improvisation plays into the Animals As Leaders palette