HAKEN Guitarist RICHARD HENSHALL Shares Video For “Granular”, New EP “Mu Vol. 1” Out Now

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Progressive multi-instrumentalist and celebrated guitarist Richard Henshall has unveiled a video for “Granular”, the third single taken from his new EP – the first in a trilogy –  “Mu Vol. 1,” which is released today.

Richard Henshall commented about the EP: This new collection of songs has a strong focus on rhythm and explores new ground for me as a writer and guitar player. It’s been great fun experimenting with the jazzier side of my playing. The rhythmic powerhouse, Lang Zhao, is on the drums on all 3 EPs and his highly creative playing style has really elevated these arrangements to new levels. I can’t wait for everyone to hear what we’ve cooked up for the next two EPs! “

Purchase the “Mu Vol. 1” EP HERE.

During 2020 Henshall started work on his “Mu” collection, a trilogy of EPs that explore his love for jazz-infused, intricate instrumental music. The EPs will be released throughout 2024 and promise to be some of his most richly textured, adventurous music to date. Richard is joined by drummer Lang Zhao and saxophonist Adam Carillio, while he handles guitar, bass, and keyboard duties.

Richard Henshall is a composer, guitarist, and keyboardist hailing from London, England. He is acclaimed for his work as a founding member of progressive metal juggernaut Haken, as well as his endeavors as a solo artist. Henshall has been named Music Radar’s no. 11 ‘best prog guitarist’ and in Guitar World’s ‘top 15 best prog rock guitarist’.

In 2014, Henshall joined forces with Between the Buried and Me’s Dan Briggs and formed Nova Collective. Together they wrote the critically acclaimed “The Further Side”, which draws influences from the likes of Chick Corea and Mahavishnu Orchestra. In 2017, Henshall, alongside his Haken bandmates, featured in Mike Portnoy’s Shattered Fortress performing the songs of Dream Theater for a year of very special shows around the world.

In 2019, Henshall completed work on his ambitious debut solo album, entitled “The Cocoon”, which features Jordan Rudess as well as host of other guests. The music ranges from dense polyrhythmic passages to delicate minimalistic interludes and features Henshall’s trademark guitar and keyboard playing throughout along with his debut performance as a lead vocalist. Prog Radar described it as “a truly impressive release and one that shows Richard at the height of his creative powers.”

“Mu Vol. 1” EP Tracklisting:

  1. Yang
  2. Granular
  3. Land Aliens
  4. Mu
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