‘Michael Kobrin’ Releases Album “Searching”, Produced by ‘Yossi Sassi” (Former ‘Orphaned Land’)


michael korbinMichael Kobrin (23), a Middle Eastern artist, who combines the Acoustic percussive & Rock worlds. Recently released its new album “Searching”, produced by ‘Yossi Sassi’ (Orphaned Land co founder). The album includes unique vocal & acoustic melodies, originally arranged with Rock, Folk, and Oriental sounds.

A music video for ‘Animal’ was released last month (Sept. 16), the video can be seen below.

Michael Kobrin was born in 1991 in a small port city called “Mariupal” in Ukraine and at the age of 4 moved to Haifa, Israel. As a foreign child Michael was naturally influenced by different cultures. At the age of 11 he started singing in a choir and playing the middle eastern “Darbooka”.Michael’s father, a boxing trainer, wanted him to become a boxer which eventually didn’t happen.
At the age of 13, Michael started playing classical guitar and writing his first songs, which were always inspired by challenges, love and life in the middle east.

At the age of 17 Michael was already performing on stages and winning talent competitions. At that age he wrote his first guitar piece. In the process of combining classical music with modern rock, blues and folk, Michael discovered the acoustic guitar. Very soon he started discovering new percussive techniques inspired by Roland Dyenz, Andy Mckee and John mayer

Through listening to rock, pop, oriental and progressive metal songs, step by step, Michael evolved into an out-of-the-ordinary songwriter who combines the Acoustic and Rock worlds.

After finishing music matriculation exams, Michael went to Boston looking for inspiration at a musical program in Brandeis, also had shows at France, Germany, Romania, Italia, Spain and Ukraine. Continuing his vocal studies, Michael Graduated the “BPM College” of Sound & Production.

As a singer, Michael has experience in all genres choosing carefully his unique vocal sounding. In 2012, he started working with his album producer, Yossi Sassi (Orphaned Land co founder). The cooperation led to Michael’s uniquely sounding debut album called “Searching”.

Yossi Sassi‘s second solo-album “Desert Butterflies”,  is released on May 1st. “Desert Butterflies” is the follow-up to 2012 “Melting Clocks”. The new album was recorded in 4 countries, 3 continents, with over 20 different guitar types, featuring Marty Friedman, Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal [G’n’R], Mariangela Demurtas [Tristania] and many more talented guests! Check our album review here.

Michael Kobrin _ Searching

1. Desicion
2. Learning How to Live
3. Searching
4. Not Myself
5. Animal
6. Won’t Last
7. Still Got The Blues
8. Nightlife
9. Perfect World
10. Outside

Band members:
Michael Kobrin – Vocal & Guitar
Ami Bornstein – Drums
Tal Bluestein – Bass
Guy Rodoy & Shai Peleg – Electric Guitar

Weblinks: Facebook / Website

Video below ‘Animal’

2 Replies to “‘Michael Kobrin’ Releases Album “Searching”, Produced by ‘Yossi Sassi” (Former ‘Orphaned Land’)”

  1. שלום, היכן אפשר לרכוש את הדיסק שלך.
    שמענו אותך אתמול עם שירן אלעד, רכשנו את הדיסק שלה והתאכזבנו ששלך לא נמצא שם.

    //בלה וזאב

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