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Periphery’s Misha Mansoor (aka Bulb) Releases Solo Track, “Parabolica”

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After months of teasing and a year spent rifling through his expansive back catalogue of solo material and early demos, Periphery guitarist and mastermind Misha Mansoor has announced his first proper solo album for release this summer. The 11-track effort will see Mansoor using the longtime Bulb moniker that earned him internet fame in his pre-Periphery days.

Mansoor explains of the effort:

“I can’t tell you guys how excited I am and how cathartic it feels to finally be able to put out my first solo album. ‘Moderately Fast, Adequately Furious’ has technically been about 15 years in the making, so your patience has been appreciated. It was important that I felt genuinely happy with this Bulb debut, but I can say that I finally put together something that I am proud of. This album represents something important to me, and that was both the impetus and the goal in its creation and completion. With that said, I do hope that you enjoy it too!”

“Parabolica,” the album’s first single, arrives today with a music video. The song sees him explore sonic textures that will feel familiar to fans of Periphery, but with enough differences that it’s easy to see why Mansoor decided to call this one his own. If I had to use one word to describe what those differences are, it’d be this: controlled. “Parabolica” feels more controlled, in a calm and confident way.

Moderately Fast, Adequately Furious, arrives on July 16 via Periphery’s own 3DOT Recordings label; pre-order here.

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