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Soften The Glare

What happens when worlds collide? Chaos, power, the unexpected…..when Ryan Martinie, Bon Lozaga and Mitch Hull get together as SOFTEN THE GLARE, they unleash a new world…. an amalgamation of sounds!

Bon Lozaga (Pierre Moerlen's Gong, Gongzilla, Tiny Boxes) is known in the jazz/rock world and jamband scene (playing with moe. and Umphreys McGee). With his various projects he has released over a dozen albums featuring such noted guests as Allan Holdsworth, Kai Eckhardt, David Torn, and David Fiuczynski. Bon has also toured throughout the world. Ryan Martinie is known for his bass playing and songwriting for Mudvayne, numerous world tours (including a stint with Korn), MTV awards and millions of records sold. Together with Mitch Hull, they create SOFTEN THE GLARE!

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When Bon, Ryan and Mitch first met in LA and started talking about getting together to create some music, they didn't know what to expect. Now as SOFTEN THE GLARE, their music is evolving and constantly changing, bringing in elements from both their worlds and others. Currently their music is headed in an instrumental jazz/rock direction with elements of metal, funk, prog and a touch of chaos!

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Produced by Jamie King (Between The Buried And Me, Scale The Summit, etc.), the band's first album, Making Faces, was released in 2017.

On The Web:

Soften The Glare on Facebook

Music To Check Out:

from Making Faces (2017):

• "Turn Around"
• "Segue"
• "Conscious Sense Of The Present"

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THE BAND
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BON LOZAGA
(Guitar)

RYAN MARTINIE
(Bass)

MITCH HULL
(Drums)

THE MUSIC

Making Faces cover

Making Faces (2017)
THE WORD

"After digestion, it’s clear that every number on this record serves up proper greatness in one form or another. This is easily among the best instrumental records to cross our radar in 2017... this is a wonderful album… when you come to the bottom line, ‘Making Faces’ could easily stand among the greats of instrumental, virtuoso style records …It manages to be both a fearless and tasteful package that’s not afraid to both twist and appease the ears. Well done."
- Mike,
THE CIRCLE PIT

"HOLY COW! Soften the Glare is absolutely a pleasure to listen to and is absolutely all over the place (in a good way). There is something there for everyone… The talent scale for this band is off of the friggin’ charts and this trio plays incredibly well together… All extremely heady and complex while remaining accessible and unbelievably fun at the same time. This is the music of pure inspiration."
- Odyssey,
METAL NEXUS