The composer and performer known as Rob Simmons has released his new EP record, “Recuerdos de Sa Calobra.” The EP has been proudly published on the TTM Records independent music label. The album is largely instrumental, boasts a broad variety of moods, tones and tempos, and has been cataloged most frequently as progressive rock at online music stores around the world. Inventive, majestic, painted in dazzling sonic color and expressing a palpable, personal narrative, “Recuerdos de Sa Calobra” by Rob Simmons is a fascinating and accessible wonder of modern music for fans of any genre.
Rob Simmons cites as main artistic influences the ingenious UK prog- rock band, Sky, Dire Straits mastermind Mark Knopfler, and the classical music genre. His own record, “Recuerdos de Sa Calobra,” (“Memories of Sa Calobra,” a village on the isle of Majorca) boasts many of the best qualities of Sky and of Knopfler, and of classical compositions, too. Perhaps most of all, it showcases Simmons’ knack for making every song a kind of musical book, each complete with individual chapters, characters, storylines and styles. That said, “Recuerdos de Sa Calobra” belongs wholly to rock music and not to classical or jazz, and rock fans are perhaps most likely to enjoy Simmons’ music though it has many attributes which will endear it to fans of other music styles, also.
Simmons’ start in music came earlier than it does for many artists, thanks to relatives who likely saw the potential in him and helped nurture the skills which bear fruit such as his “Recuerdos…” EP.
“I come from a very musical family,” Simmons writes. “I was taught Piano at five by Grandmother, and from the age of six was fascinated by recording.”
Simmons penned his first compositions at the age of seven after receiving his first keyboard, a Bontempi. He was trained in drums and percussion at 12. He didn’t arrive at the guitar until the age of 14, on which instrument he is an autodidact.
Asked to describe the overall theme and inspiration of his new EP record, Simmons writes, “My love for beautiful music, coming from within; my personal demons and experiences put to the rhythm of life.”
Rob Simmons has written music commercially and for short films. He has a degree in music composition for media and spends most of his time writing and composing in his music studio. All the instruments in his music are played by himself, with vocals by friends and associates. His collection of guitars and keyboards is considerable. His prize instrument is the same 1930s-era upright piano on which his first lessons were practiced.
“Recuerdos de Sa Calobra” by Rob Simmons is available online worldwide.
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