Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography

YUVAL RON

Jazz Rock/Fusion • Multi-National


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Yuval Ron picture
Yuval Ron biography
Guitarist, composer and band leader YUVAL RON started to play the guitar at age 11. It wasn't long before he became active as a player, songwriter, leader and sideman in local bands which played a variety of styles in Metal music and Hardcore.

After being exposed to a myriad of artists from the contemporary jazz, progressive rock and metal genres, he decided to take on the route of jazz improvisation and has since gained some unique approaches to jazz and guitar performance. Yet for most Yuval is a self-taught musician, exploring the endless boundaries of his instrument and music as a whole. Later on, he kept expressing much of his musical vision through his band YUVAL RON & RESIDENTS OF THE FUTURE, while working on other collaborations and solo projects.

YUVAL RON & RESIDENTS OF THE FUTURE performed original tunes written and arranged by guitarist and band founder Yuval RON. The music reveals influences of modern jazz icons, and a mixture of many other contemporary artists from the progressive rock, fusion and metal genres. The music places a constant emphasis on harmonic richness, rhythmical sophistication, dialogue between the players and an extensive use of synthesizers, laptops and other electronic instruments.

His most recent album finds him working with Marco MINNEMANN (drummer for THE ARISTOCRATS, JORDAN RUDESS, TONY LEVIN, STEVEN WILSON etc.) and Joe Satriani to name a few), is taking off on a mission, to explore the vast musical universe, hence the album's title and inspiration. The album, which was over three years in the making, features six beautiful and profound compositions placing a strong emphasis on big, orchestral, film music-like arrangements and production. On top of those, the players give some virtuoso and passionate performances, soloing over the tunes while keeping their original intent.

Yuval is a music instructor, professional composer, arranger, music producer and a software engineer, as well as being vegan and an animal liberation activist.

Biography provided by the artist and used with permission

YUVAL RON forum topics / tours, shows & news


YUVAL RON forum topics
No topics found for : "yuval ron"
Create a topic now
YUVAL RON tours, shows & news
No topics found for : "yuval ron"
Post an entries now

YUVAL RON Videos (YouTube and more)


Showing only random 3 | Search and add more videos to YUVAL RON

Buy YUVAL RON Music



More places to buy YUVAL RON music online

YUVAL RON discography


Ordered by release date | Showing ratings (top albums) | Help Progarchives.com to complete the discography and add albums

YUVAL RON top albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

4.00 | 1 ratings
Futuristic Worlds Under Construction (as Yuval Ron & The Residents Of The Future)
2004
4.00 | 2 ratings
Residence Of The Future (as Yuval Ron & Residents Of The Future)
2009
3.95 | 2 ratings
Somewhere in This Universe, Somebody Hits a Drum (as Yuval Ron feat, Marco Minnemann)
2019

YUVAL RON Live Albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

YUVAL RON Videos (DVD, Blu-ray, VHS etc)

YUVAL RON Boxset & Compilations (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

YUVAL RON Official Singles, EPs, Fan Club & Promo (CD, EP/LP, MC, Digital Media Download)

YUVAL RON Reviews


Showing last 10 reviews only
 Somewhere in This Universe, Somebody Hits a Drum (as Yuval Ron feat, Marco Minnemann) by RON, YUVAL album cover Studio Album, 2019
3.95 | 2 ratings

BUY
Somewhere in This Universe, Somebody Hits a Drum (as Yuval Ron feat, Marco Minnemann)
Yuval Ron Jazz Rock/Fusion

Review by kev rowland
Special Collaborator Honorary Reviewer

4 stars It has been way too long since the last full album from guitarist/vocalist Yuval Ron, in fact it is as long ago as 2009, and here he is back with a new band although bassist Roberto Badoglio did actually play on his 2013 single release 'Flags', so he has been involved for a while. The other musicians are Matt Paull on keyboards and none other than Marco Minnemann on drums. The result is yet another romp through progressive tinged jazz rock, with the emphasis strongly on the lead guitar and while Paull provides a strong supporting role the ears are often drawn to the rhythm section who are both simply stunning. I assume that Marco and Roberto hadn't played together prior to this, and it was a session gig for Marco, but it certainly doesn't seem like it as they sound as if they have been playing together for years. Marco is obviously well-known as one of the finest drummers around, and here is more than matched by Roberto who has an incredible touch on electric bass where he shows many different types of techniques and sounds, hitting chords when the time is right and providing superb counter melodies and harmonies to Yuval himself.

One must mention the way Yuval has mixed this album, as instruments are given just the right amount of room within the overall sound so that it is never a case that one instrument is way over the others. Indeed, there are times when his guitar is obviously taking the lead role but it is has been placed just behind the drums and bass so while it is making an impact the ears are being drawn into different directions. Sonically this is a really interesting album, and one is easily drawn into a complex and complicated role where the musicians are really busting their chops and producing something which is always interesting, always driving forward. If one wants to understand Yuval's main influence then one needs to look no further than the dedication which appears against one song, namely to the mighty Allan Holdsworth. Yuval does employ similar techniques and sounds at times, especially from the more experimental works of Holdsworth, yet the album is always incredibly interesting and intriguing, yet also compelling and accessible.

One can only hope that it isn't more than a decade until the next album from Yuval Ron, as this is a delight and essential to anyone who enjoys enjoyable guitar-driven progressive fusion.

 Futuristic Worlds Under Construction (as Yuval Ron & The Residents Of The Future) by RON, YUVAL album cover Studio Album, 2004
4.00 | 1 ratings

BUY
Futuristic Worlds Under Construction (as Yuval Ron & The Residents Of The Future)
Yuval Ron Jazz Rock/Fusion

Review by kev rowland
Special Collaborator Honorary Reviewer

— First review of this album —
4 stars This EP was released back in 2004, and was the first music made available by Yuval Ron & Residents of the Future. Given that it was another eight years before the debut album came out, and there has been nothing official since (although the band regularly tours, and has also released videos), they aren't exactly the most prolific act around, but don't let that put you off from discovering their music. This is an instrumental five song EP, clocking in at some thirty-three minutes in length, and somewhat surprisingly for a band led by a guitarist, starts with lots of synths. But, from here on in we have a band that is cooking, and are very much a band as opposed to a backing outfit for Yuval, who is indeed one helluva guitarist. The interplays between him and keyboard player Ofir Shwartz are reminiscent of how John McLaughlin and Jan Hammer used to play off each other, with each providing the backdrop for the other to solo against, while Yaniv Shalev (bass) and Yatziv Caspi (drums) are also given plenty of opportunities to show just what they can do.

This is jazz fusion, played by exponents of the art who know what they want to achieve, and can do just that. Moving forward to the current day, and Yatziv is still there with Yuval, although Ofir and Yaniv are not, and they are still very active and touring and playing internationally. This is incredible music, and there are more details on this plus everything else that is going on at his website, www.yuvalron.com. This is great music, and if you love electric jazz then this is simple indispensable.

 Residence Of The Future (as Yuval Ron & Residents Of The Future) by RON, YUVAL album cover Studio Album, 2009
4.00 | 2 ratings

BUY
Residence Of The Future (as Yuval Ron & Residents Of The Future)
Yuval Ron Jazz Rock/Fusion

Review by kev rowland
Special Collaborator Honorary Reviewer

4 stars Although this album was originally released in 2009, it was re-mastered by Yuval in 2012 and then promoted towards the end of last year. It's quite strange in some respects as this album is now available free of charge from Yuval's website (www.yuvalron.com). This is mostly an instrumental album, the music being supplied by Yuval Ron (guitar), Aviram Gottfried (keys, laptop), Yaniv Shalev (bass) and Yatziv Caspi (drums) although there are also some female vocals here and there care of Dorin Mandelbaum. They describe their music as a constant emphasis on harmonic richness, rhythmical sophistication, dialogue between the players and an extensive use of synthesizers, laptops and other electronic instruments. It is certainly a breathtaking mix of styles with fusion very much at the heart of all that they do, but while Yuval provides the main melodic lead it is obvious that the rest of the guys are all incredible musicians in their own right.

The keyboard sounds being deployed often have more in common with electronica than prog, and in many ways this feels at times as if it has been transported from the Seventies, a lost album if you will. Yuval has an incredibly fluid style and McLaughlin has obviously been a major impact on him but they are also bringing in elements that are more progressive, and even some that are metallic. The album is a combination of carefully thought out compositions with improvisations, and I just found myself listening and smiling, gently moving with the beat as I feel under its' spell. Even the drum solo didn't distract me (I normally hate studio drum solos with a passion) as it seemed to be just so in keeping with the rest of what was going on. The simple pianowork on "Watching Over Shizutani Kou Bay, Pt 1" is incredibly compelling.

So there you have it, a fusion album that originally came out a few years ago which is now being made available as a free download if you sign up to Yuval's mailing list. What have you got to lose?

Thanks to kev rowland for the artist addition.

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — jazz music reviews and archives | MetalMusicArchives.com — metal music reviews and archives

Donate monthly and keep PA fast-loading and ad-free forever.