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New Worlds - Rob Barteletti and Paul Lesinski

by Paul Lesinski

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Valencia 02:59
Año Nuevo 02:59
Credo 02:51
All That 04:32


Paul met Rob in the 80s when, well, he was an English teacher at his high school! The two re-connected in Portland when both found their respective ways into town. During the ‘stay home months’ of 2021, Rob got on a creative roll and started sending songs one-off to his friends. The styles ranged from jazz to ambient to sambas, blues and everything in between. Some were instrumentals, some had singing. One day, one of them struck Paul and he wrote to Rob. The ensuing conversation over the next few months could be summarized this way:

Paul: “Hey Rob would you be cool if I laid down a lead on this track?”
Rob: “Sure!”
Paul (3.5 weeks later): “Hey I am still going to lay that lead down. Sorry!”
Rob: “It’s OK.”
Paul: “Here you go – let me know what you think!”
Rob: “I really like this! Thanks! Here is another song if you want to check it out”
Paul: “This is great! I kind of got on a roll and added bass and acoustic guitar”
Rob: “Great! Hey, I got inspired, here is another song. And here is one I did a few years ago. What might you be able to add to it…?”
--Repeat process for about a dozen more songs across about six months—
Rob: “Hey you know, we have 10 instrumentals done. Want to put out an album?”
Paul: “Wow, hell yes! What should we call it…?”

So here it is, New Worlds, An Instrumental Journey. We hope you enjoy it!


released March 14, 2022

Paul played electric and acoustic guitars and bass; Rob did everything else on his MIDI controller keyboard or by using Apple loops. Rob also edited and mixed the album using Apple’s GarageBand.


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Paul Lesinski

Imagine a rich combo of original roots/classic rock with dashes of prog, synth and funk and you get the primal soup of Paul's music.

Paul has been playing guitar for 40 years and cites Mick Taylor, David Gilmour, Steve Howe and Ace Frehley as primary influences.

Paul has been a songwriter for almost as long, where a love child of Pete Townshend, Neil Young and Peter Gabriel comes to mind.
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