BASSIST DISCOGRAPHY


The Official Bryan Beller Bassist Discography

Year Title Artist
2019 Scenes From The Flood Bryan Beller
2019 Godzilla: King Of The Monsters (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Bear McCreary
2019 You Know What…? The Aristocrats
2018 Reality Is My Play Thing Phi Yaan-Zek
2017 Galaktikon II: Become The Storm Brendon Small
2017 Ontology Technopath
2016 The Star You Are Prog Rock Orchestra
2016 Scambot 2 Mike Keneally
2016 Remarkably Human Nick Johnston
2016 Supernova Remix Joe Satriani
2015 Culture Clash Live The Aristocrats
2015 Secret Show: Live In Osaka The Aristocrats
2015 Tres Caballeros The Aristocrats
2015 Shockwave Supernova Joe Satriani
2015 On Jane Getter
2015 The Quest For The 100th Monkey Paperclip Scientists
2014 Reincarnation Brian Maillard
2014 Under Grand Suggestion Dane Runyon
2014 A Matter Of Perception Nili Brosh
2014 Atomic Mind Nick Johnston
2013 Wing Beat Elastic Mike Keneally
2013 The Adventures Of Dr. Mumbai Dr. Mumbai
2013 Culture Clash The Aristocrats
2013 You Must Be This Tall Mike Keneally
2013 Hemmed by Light, Shaped By Darkness Ephel Duath
2013 Metalocalypse: The Doomstar Requiem Dethklok
2012 Mastering Tone And Versatility (Instr. DVD) Bryan Beller
2012 Brendon Small’s Galaktikon Brendon Small
2012 Wing Beat Fantastic Mike Keneally
2012 Deeper With The Anima Phi-Yaan Zek
2012 Dethalbum III Dethklok
2012 Broken Jason Sadites
2012 BOING, We’ll Do It Live! The Aristocrats At Alvas Showroom The Aristocrats
2011 Microscopic Razl
2011 Wednesday Night Live (CD/DVD) Bryan Beller
2011 Nothing Clever Colin Keenan
2011 The Essential Steve Vai Steve Vai
2011 bakin’ @ the potato! Mike Keneally
2011 The Aristocrats The Aristocrats
2011 Live At The White House Kira Small & Bryan Beller
2011 Sunny Taylor [EP] Sunny Taylor
2010 NPS Maakt Jazz, Volume 7 Various Artists(Bryan Beller, others)
2010 Chains Of Sin Timesword
2010 Wicked: Music From The WesFest Community Various Artists (Bryan Beller, others)
2010 Where The Other Wild Things Are Steve Vai
2010 On Revolute Dave Weiner
2010 Spiral Vendetta Godsticks
2010 Tripple Ripple Anders Helmerson
2009 In Small Things Andra Moran
2009 H-Town Triangle Exception
2009 So Far Gone Colin Keenan
2009 Where The Wild Things Are (CD/DVD) Steve Vai
2009 Dethalbum II Dethklok
2009 Scambot 1 Mike Keneally
2008 Loss 4 Words Gary Schutt
2008 Rotonova Razl
2008 Reflections – An Act Of Glass Chris G.
2008 Prime Cuts James LaBrie
2008 Wine and Pickles Mike Keneally
2008 Nothing Clever Colin Keenan
2008 Are We Famous Yet? Mother Eff
2008 Thanks In Advance Bryan Beller
2008 To Nothing (DVD) Bryan Beller
2007 Boil That Dust Speck (Reissue – CD/DVD) Mike Keneally
2007 E2 Eros Ramazzotti
2007 Sound Theories, Vols. 1-2 Steve Vai
2007 Visual Sound Theories (DVD) Steve Vai
2007 WesFest 2 (DVD) Various Artists (Bryan Beller, others)
2007 The Marco Show (DVD) Marco Minnemann
2007 Onward And Downward Touched (Colin Keenan)
2006 Guitar Therapy Live (CD/DVD) Mike Keneally Band
2006 Here Comes Memory Tom Langford
2006 After The Storm Various Artists (Mike Keneally)
2006 Half-Pint Demigod Yogi
2006 WesFest (DVD) Various Artists (Bryan Beller, others)
2005 Elements of Persuasion James LaBrie
2005 Real Illusions: Reflections Steve Vai
2004 Dog/Dog Special Edition (CD/DVD) Mike Keneally Band
2004 XL Bass Lines: A D’addario Music Sampler Various Artists (Bryan Beller)
2003 A Fair Forgery of Pink Floyd Various Artists (Mike Keneally)
2003 The Infinite Steve Vai: An Anthology Steve Vai
2003 Salve Yogi
2003 View Bryan Beller
2003 Pup Mike Keneally Band
2002 Wooden Smoke/Wooden Smoke Asleep Mike Keneally
2002 The Elusive Light and Sound, Vol. 1 Steve Vai
2001 Any Raw Flesh? Yogi
2001 Bikini Space Surfers
2001 Mullmuzzler 2 James LaBrie
2001 Out From Under Janet Robin
2001 Karma NDV (Nick D’Virgilio)
2000 Automatic Dweezil Zappa
2000 Dancing/Dancing With Myself (CD/DVD) Mike Keneally & Beer For Dolphins
2000 The 7th Song: Enchanting Guitar Melodies Steve Vai
1999 Keep It To Yourself Mullmuzzler (James LaBrie)
1999 Six Pack: Multi-Artist Radio Sampler Various Artists (Mullmuzzler)
1999 Tribute To The Titans Various Artists (Stanley Snail)
1999 The Ultra Zone Steve Vai
1999 Theory Of Forms Neil Sadler
1998 Sluggo! Mike Keneally & Beer For Dolphins
1998 The SWR Sound Various Artists (Mike Keneally)
1998 Open The Door Janet Robin
1997 Half Alive In Hollywood Mike Keneally & Beer For Dolphins
1997 Merry Axemas: A Guitar Christmas Various Artists (Steve Vai)
1996 Music For Pets (U.S. Version) Z (Dweezil & Ahmet Zappa)
1996 Soap Scum Remover (VHS) Mike Keneally & Beer For Dolphins
1995 Boil That Dust Speck Mike Keneally
1995 Tales From Yesterday: Yes Tribute Various Artists (Stanley Snail: Kevin Gilbert, Mike Keneally, Bryan Beller, Nick D’Virgilio)
1995 Music For Pets (French Version) Z (Dweezil & Ahmet Zappa)
1994 Shampoohorn Z (Dweezil & Ahmet Zappa)

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2 days ago

Bryan Beller

BEHIND THE SCENES FROM THE FLOOD - “BUNKISTAN”: I made the album demos in sequence, and after the intensity of “The Flood” and finishing the first half of the album, I took a month-long break to freshen up my head. This was the first song back, and it flew out of me. I’m pretty sure the demo only took five days. And I remember after it was done, thinking for the first time, “I wonder if some of that isn’t good enough to keep?” Turns out I kept everything but the drums and percussion.

The guitars were all done fingerstyle, played as I would play a bass. The main and counter guitar melodies went down smoothly, and the keyboard layers quickly followed (god bless the Korg Kronos Rhodes and String Ensemble patches, they’re just gorgeous). I broke out the dark, vintage-y Mike Lull passive P/J 5 (alder body/rosewood fingerboard) and flew through the take, including the solo. And then for the guitar solo, I felt strangely liberated, and imagined myself as a cross between David Gilmour and “clean jazz guitar guy” capable of soloing in 9/4. I could hardly believe it was me when I played it back. You take these where you can get them. To top it off, I thought it would be cute to have drummer Ray Hearne (HAKEN) play against type and play a fairly simple trance-like groove throughout the whole thing.

But the real inside bit of “Bunkistan” isn’t really how I tracked it. It’s what it’s about. It’s a love song for touring musicians, specifically with a tour bus. What happens is that, after the show, everyone gets on the bus as it prepares to roll through the night. At some point, people retreat to their little bunk spaces for eventual sleep, and the smartphones come out. Some text their spouse, or their sweetheart, or maybe even their possible hookup in the next city.

Zoom in on one bunk, one particularly tender thread, and that’s the sound of this melody the first time around. Sweet somethings back and forth.

Zoom out again and imagine two people, in two different bunks, doing the same - that’s the second melody, with more accompaniment. The bass enters melodically, and the keyboards become lush. A third bunk starts their own thread as the second chorus begins.

The bus enters a long mountain tunnel - perhaps the Gotthard Tunnel in Switzerland - and the outside atmospheric noise changes. This is the breakdown and bass solo. The original thread is more exposed now, and yearning expressively, even earnestly. Missing someone.

The bus exits the tunnel, the guitar solo begins, and now everyone on the bus is texting. Sweet late night bits and bytes headed in different directions all over the globe. Hour after hour, text after text, kilometer after kilometer.

Eventually, dawn breaks, and one by one, the folks on the bus turn off their phones, and turn over to go to sleep. The music breaks down, bit by bit, and eventually stops. But the bus keeps rolling on, somewhere in Europe, into the early morning, and beyond.

“Bunkistan” is the album’s final nod to unqualified optimism. After this, it sets off on the long, inevitable march to its ultimate ending,
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2 days ago

Bryan Beller

Olomouc, Czech Republic. You are pretty and have great food and Pilsner Urquell. Thanks for being good! ... See MoreSee Less

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3 days ago

Bryan Beller

BEFORE THE MAYHEM BEGINS: A candid shot from an Aristocrats soundcheck. The chicken is keeping watch.

Heading for a day off in Olomouc, CZ before our show there. Thanks so much again to everyone in Bochnia and Warsaw Poland for two more amazing shows.
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4 days ago

Bryan Beller

GOING DUTCH: When it comes to supporting the progressive instrumental community, nobody does it like the Dutch music press. There are *five* reviews of “Scenes From The Flood” that I haven’t shared yet and they are ALL from The Netherlands. The picture on this post is from the recent issue of Gitarist (NL), and I’ll share links to the other four articles below.

Progwereld (NL), unsigned - www.progwereld.org/recensie/bryan-beller-scenes-from-the-flood/
RockPortaal.nl (NL), Hans Ravensbergen - www.rockportaal.nl/bryan-beller-scenes-from-the-flood
DPRP.nl (NL), Mark Hughes - www.dprp.nl/reviews/2019-074
Background.nl - Pedro Bekkers - www.backgroundmagazine.nl/CDreviews/BryanBellerScenesFromTheFlood.html

The Netherlands has always had a special place in my heart ever since my early career days in Hilversum and Groningen working with Mike Keneally, Steve Vai, Co de Kloet and the Metropol Orchestra. With the kind of care and attention the Dutch music community gives to expanded releases like “Scenes From The Flood” and other progressive artists, hopefully you can see why. 🙂

BB WEBSTORE LINK FOR CD, VINYL, & HI-RES DIGITAL VERSIONS OF
"SCENES FROM THE FLOOD":
bryanbeller.com/index.php/shop/

Thanks so much to everyone in The Netherlands for their great support, and I look forward to seeing you on January 18 and 19 when The Aristocrats come to De Boerderij in Zoetermeer!
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5 days ago

Bryan Beller

Thank you Vienna (this pic) and Kosice, Slovakia for two great shows! On to Poland for the next two nights...

The Aristocrats Guthrie Govan (Official) Marco Minnemann
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Such an amazing album. Between The Buried And Me's "The Great Misdirect" is one of the hidden influences of "Scenes From The Flood". It was subliminal even to me until I saw this and thought about the whole album again. It's just great. If you haven't checked it out, do so!

Tommy Rogers@tommybtbam

The Great Misdirect is 10 years old today! 🎉
Btw, @paulbtbam this guitar part still kicks my ass.
#btbam @btbamofficial @prsguitars

BEHIND THE SCENES FROM THE FLOOD: "BUNKISTAN" - a love song for musicians. Read the backstory here (top post): https://t.co/uinoIWbMhz

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