Jan Rivera with Jordan Rudess, Marco Minnemann, and Mohini Dey: Can’t Fight Who You Are
Existential Paranoia may be the debut LP from Puerto Rican progressive guitarist Jan Rivera, but it’s far from a novice effort. He called in the big guns to fulfill his musical vision with guests like Gary Husband, Nilli Brosh, Chad Wackerman, and more.
To celebrate the release, he’s posted a home studio video for the song “Can’t Fight Who You Are,” which features an all-star lineup with keyboardist Jordan Rudess from Dream Theater, drummer Marco Minnemann from The Aristocrats, and all-around bass badass Mohini Dey.
The song starts with a Zappa-esque unison line that even Minnemann plays on the drums. The quartet then drops into a furious groove that keeps Dey’s fingers flying. Things cool off at the 2:28 mark, during which she takes an incredible solo.
Existential Paranoia is available now on Bandcamp.